Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta Fighting Championships today announced a change to the fight card for Invicta FC 11, which takes place Friday, Feb. 27 in Los Angeles.
Bantamweight Melanie LaCroix (3-2) was forced out of her bout against Mexico’s Irene Aldana (4-1) due to injury.
Replacing LaCroix will be veteran Colleen Schneider (6-5). Schneider has faced some of the biggest names in the sport, including Invicta veterans DeAnna Bennett, Vanessa Mariscal, Liz Carmouche and Sarah D’Alelio. The 32-year-old has won five of her last six outings, with four finishes along the way.
Invicta FC 11 will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass from the Shrine Auditorium. In the night’s headline bout, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (12-1, 1 NC) will return to action and defend her title against Canadian challenger Charmaine ‘Not So Sweet’ Tweet (6-4).
The updated fight card for can be found below:
Featherweight Title: Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (12-1, 1 NC) vs. Charmaine Tweet (6-4)
Strawweight: Alexa Grasso (6-0) vs. Mizuki Inoue (8-3)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs. Norma Rueda Center (3-1)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (4-1) vs. Colleen Schneider (6-5)
Strawweight: Jamie Moyle (1-0) vs. J.J. Aldrich (1-0)
Strawweight: Brianna Van Buren (3-1) vs. Amy Montenegro (5-1)
Flyweight: Christine Stanley (3-1) vs. Rachael Cummins (2-2)
Flyweight: Ana Carolina Vidal (0-0) vs. Aspen Ladd (0-0)
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. For more information, visit InvictaFC.com, follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights) and like Invicta on Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights).