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Card Announced for InvictaFC 13: New Bantamweight Champion to Be Crowned

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Evinger
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Seven fights with three titles on the line will highlight InvictaFC 13 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas July 9th.

As speculated, champion Cyborg Justino will face New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin for the featherweight title. This will be the possibly last time we will see Justino at this weight before she makes her drop to bantamweight. Van Duin is coming off an upset win over Amanda Bell.

Tonya Evinger (15-5) finally got her title match, facing Mexican standout Irene Aldana (5-1) for the vacant bantamweight title. Evinger is on a six fight win streak, while Aldana has won back to back fights at Invicta.

The third title fight is the already announced atomweight bout between champion Herica Tibercio and #1 contender Ayaka Hamsaki.

As for the undercard:

  • Undefeated bantamweight Pannie Kianzad (7-0) will make her InvictaFC debut against Australia’s Jessy Rose Clark (5-1). Kianzad is the Cage Warriors bantamweight champion, while Clark has won her last three fights.
  • Marina Shafir will make her InvictaFC debut against pro debuter Amber Leibrock. Shafir, a member of the Four Horsewomen, is coming off a KO loss to Amanda Bell. Leibrock got her Invicta contract by winning the Tuff-n-uff featherweight tournament.
  • Both coming off wins in Invicta, Amy Montenegro (6-1) and Jamie Moyle (2-0) will face off in a strawweight battle.
  •  Round out the card is the already announced is Irish standout Catherine Costigan versus Amber Borwn in what could be an atomweight title eliminator.

The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass July 9th.

Faith VanDuin vs. Amanda Bell Added to InvictaFC 12 Card

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Bell

Faith Van Duin broke the news on twitter Thursday she will be facing Amanda Bell at InvictaFC 12 on April 24 in Kansas City. The bout will most likely serve as a title eliminator for a 145 title match against Cyborg Justino in July.

Van Duin (4-1) is coming off her first pro loss to Arlene Belnclowe, but has racked up 3 finishes in her career. She won the Storm Damage one night tournament in 2013.

Bell (3-2) recovered from back to back losses to start her career to winning three straight including her first round TKO win over Maria Hougaard Djursaa at InvictaFC 9.

The bout joins the title match between strawweight champion Katja Kankaanpää and undefeated Brazilian Livia Renata Souza.

The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

More matches are expected to be announced in the coming days.