Kansas City, Mo. – Due to injuries sustained during training, strawweight contender Alexa Grasso and bantamweight newcomer Amberlynn Orr have been forced to withdraw from their respective bouts in Las Vegas on March 11.
As a result, UFC veteran Angela “Overkill” Hill (3-2), coming off her impressive Invicta FC debut, a first-round knockout in January, will step in to face former title challenger Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink (4-2) at strawweight.
Prospect Aspen Ladd (2-0), replacing Orr, moves up from flyweight to take on fellow unbeaten fighter “Killer” Kelly McGill (2-0) at bantamweight.
In the headline bout of Invicta FC 16, newly crowned atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (12-1) defends her title for the first time against red-hot challenger Amber “The Bully” Brown (6-1).
Comprising the second leg of a championship doubleheader, an interim flyweight champion will be crowned when Brazilians Vanessa Porto (18-6) and Jennifer Maia (12-4-1) square off in the night’s co-headline bout.
The complete fight card for Invicta FC 16 can be found below:
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (12-1) vs. Amber Brown (6-1)
Interim Flyweight Title: Vanessa Porto (18-6) vs. Jennifer Maia (12-4-1)
Strawweight: Stephanie Eggink (4-2) vs. Angela Hill (3-2)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (5-2) vs. Jessamyn Duke (3-3)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (18-12) vs. DeAnna Bennett (8-1)
Atomweight: Herica Tiburcio (9-2) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (4-1)
Flyweight: Sarah D’Alelio (8-6) vs. Andrea Lee (4-1)
Bantamweight: Kelly McGill (2-0) vs. Aspen Ladd (2-0)
Strawweight: Ashley Greenway (0-0) vs. Sarah Click (0-0)
Invicta FC 16, scheduled for Friday, March 11 at the Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas, will stream live and exclusively via UFC FIGHT PASS at 8:30 p.m. EST / 5:30 p.m. PST.
Tickets for Invicta FC 16 are available for purchase at the Tropicana Las Vegas Show Tickets desk, by calling 800-829-9034, or online at troplv.com.
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