Invicta FC 13 results, 2 new champions crowned
Three title fights headlined a loaded seven-fight, fight card, Thursday, July 9, as The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosted Invicta Fighting Championship during International Fight Week.
Headlining the event was the featherweight title fight between champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (13-1, 1 NC) and New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin (5-1). It took only 45 seconds for Cyborg to dismantle the challenger.
In the night’s co-main event, a new bantamweight champion was crowned as Tonya Evinger (15-5) locked horns with Mexico’s Irene Aldana (5-1). Evinger said before the fight that she planned on ruining the UFC’s plan of bringing Aldana into their 135-pound roster and she did exactly that. Evinger stopped Aldana in the fourth round via TKO.
Also on the card, an atomweight title fight between Brazilian champion Herica Tiburcio (9-2) and Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki (11-1) ended via split decision. The Japanese fighter, Hamasaki would take the belt from Tiburcio in her first title defense.
Official Invicta FC 13 results below:
Main Card (UFC Fight Pass, 11 p.m. ET)
Champion Cristiane Justino defeated Faith Van Duin via TKO, Round 1, 0:45 – to retain the featherweight title fight
Tonya Evinger defeated Irene Aldana via TKO, Round 4, 4:38 to claim the vacant bantamweight title
Ayaka Hamasaki defeated Herica Tiburcio via Split Decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) to claim the atomweight title fight
Pannie Kianzad defeated Jessica-Rose Clark via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Amber Brown defeated Catherine Costigan via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 2, 3:45
Jamie Moyle defeated Amy Montenegro via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Amber Leibrock defeated Marina Shafir via TKO, Round 1, 0:37