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MMA Crossfire – Invicta FC 13 set for Las Vegas July 9th

Invicta FC 13 will feature a championship triple header Thursday, July 9th.

The show will mark the company’s first trip to Las Vegas and will feature featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (13-1-1, 1 NC) defending against New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin (5-1-0), bantamweight champ Tonya Evinger (15-5-0) taking on Mexico’s Irene Aldana (5-1-0) and atomweight titleholder Herica Tiburcio (9-2-0) and Ayaka Yamasaki (11-1-0).

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The event will be exclusively streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

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Invicta FC 13 takes place during UFC International Fight Week, which also features UFC 189 two days afterwards.

Justino is coming off an impressive 46-second victory over Canadian Charmaine Tweet, while Van Duin scored a rear-naked choke win over Amanda Bell in her debut at Invicta FC 12.

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In addition to her bantamweight crown, Evinger is putting a six-fight win streak on the line against Aldana, who has a two-fight win streak of her own.

Tiburcio, who upset Michelle Waterson at Invicta FC X, defends for the first time against Hamasaki who is making her company debut.

The current card is as follows:

Featherweight Title: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (13-1, 1 NC) vs. Faith Van Duin (5-1)
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (15-5) vs. Irene Aldana (5-1)
Atomweight Title: Herica Tiburcio (9-2) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki (11-1)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (7-0) vs. Jessica-Rose Clark (5-1)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (4-1) vs. Catherine Costigan (5-0)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (6-1) vs. Jamie Moyle (2-0)
Featherweight: Marina Shafir (1-1) vs. Amber Leibrock (0-0)

Tickets are $50, $75, $85, and $100 USD, plus applicable fees and taxes. They are available through The Cosmopolitan and Ticketmaster.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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