Invicta FC 11: Cris “Cyborg” vs. Charmaine Tweet to Headline Card
By FCF Staff
It looks like the last weekend of February will be a compelling one in women’s MMA, as Invicta FC has announced that Cris “Cyborg” Justino will look to defend the featherweight title versus Charmaine Tweet on Febraury 27th. Of course, UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is scheduled to battle Cat Zingano one night later at UFC 184.
Justino (12-1) will be defending the title for the first time since she won it in July, 2013, when she stopped Marloes Coenen.
Tweet (6-4), on the other hand, is coming off a first round, TKO win over Veronica Rothenhausler in September.
News of this bout comes not long after it was reported that the UFC’s Lorenzo Fertitta has renewed negotiations with “Cyborg”, and is working on a deal which would allow here to compete with Invicta FC, but possibly fight Rousey down the line.
Here is the complete line-up for Invicta FC 11, which will be hosted by the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The event will be streamed live on Fight Pass.
Featherweight Title: Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (12-1, 1 NC) vs. Charmaine Tweet (6-4)
Strawweight: Alexa Grasso (6-0) vs. Mizuki Inoue (8-3)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs. Lynn Alvarez (6-3)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (4-1) vs. Melanie LaCroix (3-2)
Strawweight: Jamie Moyle (1-0) vs. J.J. Aldrich (1-0)
Strawweight: Brianna Van Buren (3-1) vs. Amy Montenegro (5-1)
Flyweight: Christine Stanley (3-1) vs. Emily Corso (4-0)
Flyweight: Kristi Lopez (2-0) vs. Aspen (0-0)