INVICTA FC RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS ON MARCH 11
Invicta FC 16 | Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas
Kansas City, Mo. – Two titles are up for grabs when the Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas hosts Invicta FC’s return to Sin City on Friday, March 11.
In the headline bout of Invicta FC 16, set to stream live and exclusively via UFC FIGHT PASS at 8:30 p.m. EST / 5:30 p.m. PST, 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). On a three-fight winning streak, Japan’s Hamasaki captured gold last July with a decision win over Herica Tiburcio at Invicta FC 13. Brown has won three of her last four fights by submission, the most recent coming via guillotine choke against Shino VanHoose at Invicta FC 15 in January.
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. Both fighters come into the match-up riding three-fight winning streaks.
Also scheduled for Invicta FC 16:
- Unbeaten Mexican phenom Alexa Grasso (7-0) meets former title contender Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink (4-2) at strawweight
- Bantamweight prospect Irene Aldana (5-2) welcomes UFC veteran Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (3-3) back to the promotion
- Veteran Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (18-12) faces DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett (8-1), who returns to the flyweight division after challenging for the strawweight title
- Former atomweight champion Herica Tiburcio (9-2) takes on streaking Jinh Yu Frey (4-1)
- Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (8-6) drops down to flyweight to battle striker Andrea “KGB” Lee (4-1)
- Returning from injury, “Killer” Kelly McGill (2-0) clashes with bantamweight newcomer Amberlynn Orr
- Strawweights Ashley “Doll Face” Greenway and Sarah Click make their pro debuts
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: Alexa Grasso (7-0) vs. Stephanie Eggink (4-2)
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. Amberlynn Orr (0-0)
Strawweight: Ashley Greenway (0-0) vs. Sarah Click (0-0)
Tickets for Invicta FC 16 go on sale Friday, Feb. 19. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Tropicana Las Vegas Show Tickets desk, by calling 800-829-9034, or online at troplv.com.