Archive: Invicta

Mar 4, 2014 10:09 am

Cris Cyborg Unveils Plan To Make 135 So She Can Fight Ronda Rousey

By Evan Stoumbelis It’s potentially the biggest fight in WMMA history that may never even happen. Rousey vs. Cyborg. Cris Cyborg wants to silence the skeptics by defeating Rousey, even going as far as to say she has her next three fights picked out: First she’ll drop to 135 and win the Invicta championship. Then...


Feb 13, 2014 8:26 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cyborg Responds To Dana’s Recent Criticism: ‘I hope the best for Dana’

We recently reported that UFC President Dana White took some cheap shots at Invicta FC champ, Cris Cyborg, today. The brash UFC boss told a room full of reporters at today’s media luncheon that he believes the Brazilian female fighter is on Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s). ‘Cyborg isn’t clean. She’s not’, said Dana White. ‘Cyborg...

Jan 22, 2014 4:55 pm

PHOTO | Kaitlin Young Suffers Major Laceration During Training

Invicta Fighting Championships’ fighter, Kaitlin Young, suffered a major laceration to her forehead during training; but the bantamweight took the injury with good humor.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Kaitlin Young (7-8) suffered a major injury during training, as she posted on Facebook a couple of pictures to Facebook that show a laceration on her...

Dec 12, 2013 7:30 am

VIDEO | Cybrog Hits Pads… And It’s Scary

Female wrecking machine, Cris ‘Cyborg’ last saw action capturing Invicta gold when she stepped up against Marloes Coenen at Invicta FC 6 this past July. While she sits on the sidelines waiting for her first title defense, the featherweight champion chooses not to sit idle and instead continues to train at her home gym in...

Dec 11, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Announces Signing Of 11 Female Strawweight’s For All-Female TUF 20

It was just announced by the UFC that they have added a 115 pound straw-weight women’s division. UFC’s twitter account announced big news. First revealing that they had acquired 11 fighter contracts from Invicta, then they tweeted the names of each of those 11 straw-weight fighters. Then came the news that all 11 fighters will...

Dec 7, 2013 1:49 pm

Claudia Gadelha Forced To Withdraw From Invicta FC 7 Title Bout Due To Illness

Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s scheduled title bout against Carla Esparza after contracting a bacterial infection. “Claudia ran a high fever late Friday evening and went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in her intestines,” said Shannon Knapp, President Invicta Fighting Championships....

Dec 4, 2013 9:51 am

VIDEO | INVICTA FC 7 – Road to Honchak vs Smith

Get to know the Invicta Flyweight Champion Barb Honchak and the #1 contender and challenger for the title, Leslie Smith, as they train for their upcoming clash on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at INVICTA FC 7, live from the Star Pavilion in Kansas City, on Pay Per View. For more info, visit invictafc.com

Nov 11, 2013 10:01 am

QUICK TWITT | ‘Cyborg’ Blasts Rousey: ‘If She Can Beat Cain, Why Not Fight Me?’

Ever since she said she can beat Cain Velasquez, Ronda Rousey has found herself under fire with fans and select members of the media. Ronda’s career nemesis, Cris ‘Cyborg’, recently came out through her official facebook page questioning the logic behind Rousey’s statement. Check it: “It’s amazing to me that Rhonda is talking about her...

Oct 11, 2013 9:52 am

Three Title Fights Set For Invicta FC 7 On December 7

Women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships will return to Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City with a stacked, nine-bout event featuring three world title fights, including a main event showdown between reigning flyweight champion Barb Honchak (8-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa and three-time “Fight of the Night” winner Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith...

Aug 14, 2013 10:50 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Slated For Muay Thai Fight At Lion Fight 11

Widely seen as one of the most dangerous women in MMA today, Cristian ‘Cyborg’ Justino recently defeated Marloes Coenen to win Invicta FC’s inaugural featherweight title.  That victory behind her, Cyborg is now looking to put her Muay Thai skills to the test by facing world champion Martina Jindrova at Lion Fight 11, a pure...

Aug 13, 2013 10:13 am

Popular Female Fighter, Felice Herrig, Inks Exclusive Deal With Invicta FC

Twenty-eight year-old strawweight (115 pounds) superstar Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (9-4) of Crystal Lake, Ill. has signed an exclusive, multi-fight agreement with women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships. Herrig, a winner of four consecutive fights and protégé of MMA star Jeff Curran, will make her Invicta FC debut later this...

Jul 13, 2013 10:48 pm

Invicta FC 6 results: Cyborg defeats Coenen to claim inaugural Featherweight Championsip | Full card results

MAIN CARD Cris “Cyborg” Santos def. Marloes Coenen via TKO (strikes) – Round 4, 4:02 – to claim inaugural featherweight title Claudia Gadelha def. Ayaka Hamasaki via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:58 Lauren Taylor def. Sarah D’alelio via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Jennifer Maia vs. Leslie Smith unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Jessica...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | Leslie Smith Talks Upcoming Invicta 6 Fight on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This Saturday, MMA fighter Leslie Smith will be fighting Jennifer Maia at Invicta 6 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Before she enters the cage, the Cesar Gracie fighter spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio to talk about her last fight with Sarah Kaufmann, her training for Maia and much more.  ...

Jun 27, 2013 9:05 am

Invicta FC 6: Charmaine Tweet Set To Replace Julia Budd Against Ediane Gomes

Streaking submission specialist Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet (4-3) of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada will replace an injured Julia Budd in a featherweight (145 pounds) main card bout against powerhouse Ediane Gomes (10-2) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. via Sao Paulo, Brazil at the highly-anticipated Invicta Fighting Championships women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at...

May 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen 2 Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets priced from $35, for the highly-anticipated Invicta Fighting Championships women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Saturday, July 13, are on sale online at TicketFly.com. In the main event of the stacked 13-bout card, ferocious KO artist and pound-for-pound sensation Cris Cyborg (11-1, 1 NC)...

Apr 8, 2013 11:19 am

Cyborg Santos vs Marlos Coenen To Headline Invicta FC 6 | MMA NEWS

The recently announced Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (11-1) vs Marlos Coenen (21-5) title rematch will headline Invicta FC 6. The event is targeted for a mid-summer date, near the end of June or beginning of July. Location, venue, and broadcasting details have yet to be revealed. The first match was in the Strikeforce organization in January...

Apr 8, 2013 10:14 am

VIDEO | INVICTA 5 Full Fight Replays

The UFC wasn’t the only promotion in town last weekend. Invicta FC put on their fifth show which featured a title fight, the return of Cyborg and many other highlights for WMMA. If you didn’t get a chance to check out the live broadcast of the event we have two of the fights here for...

Apr 1, 2013 11:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jocelyn Lybarger Talks WMMA, Training at The LAB, and More | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Jocelyn Lybarger, one-half of the first pair of twin, professional female fighters, joined Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to join the night’s Women’s MMA Roundup.  During the show, she discussed her introduction to MMA, her training in Arizona, that state of women’s MMA today and plenty more.   For Jocelyn, the competitive drive and athleticism to...

Mar 21, 2013 3:04 pm

Cyborg defends Fallon Fox’s Right to Fight Women | MMA NEWS

Invicta FC featherweight, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos has spoken out on the issue of transgender ‘female’ MMA fighter Fallon Fox. Fox, who used to be a genetic male, is now a transgender female and is campaigning (with plenty rightful resistance) to fight females. Joe Rogan was vocal about her not fighting and brought up the fact...

Feb 22, 2013 11:12 pm

Exclusive | Sarah Kaufman: “I’m on loan from the UFC to Invicta” | UFC News

Months have turned to weeks, weeks have turned into days and now we are just hours away from witnessing the first ever female UFC fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 157. It’s a pivotal moment for female fighters all over the world and while all of...

Feb 21, 2013 9:35 am

Exclusive | Invicta President Shannon Knapp on Cyborg: “Everyone Deserves a Second Chance” | MMA News

After years of fighting harder just to be accepted, after being constantly demoralized by ignorant doubters and after outperforming their male counterparts at almost every turn, women will finally step foot inside the UFC’s Octagon this Saturday night. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her newly appointed crown against former U.S Marine Liz...

Feb 20, 2013 9:47 am

Invicta FC to implement random drug testing following Cyborg signing | MMA NEWS

Call it a coincidence, but Invicta FC recently announced that it will be implementing random drug tests at all future events just days after signing famed failed PED test taker, Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Through MMA Junkie, Invicta FS stated: “For the first time in its short history, Invicta FC will utilize random drug testing for...

Feb 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Ortiz Responds to Botched Press Conference: Focus is on Cyborg’s Future

Last Friday Tito Ortiz held a press conference to announce the future for the highest-profile fighter he manages, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.  He began the press conference reiterating his recent statement that it would be impossible for Cyborg to cut to 135 lbs by having the fighter step onto the scale.  In “fighting shape,” as Ortiz...