In what was the more eventful InvictaFC weigh-ins we’ve seen, some major changes occurred with two matches.
Livia Von Plettenberg came in 8 pounds over for her atomweight battle against Cassie Robb. Robb getting the winners fight purse. InvictaFC tried to find a last minute replacement for Robb with no success (they were either too experienced or couldn’t cut the weight).
In order to give the the fans three matches in the prelims, InvictaFC is bringing in Kathina Catron to take on Plettenberg. Catron is coming off a TKO win this past weekend. The fight will take place at 125 pounds.
Veronica Rothenhausler was hospitalized after passing out during her weight cut, so she wasn’t medically cleared to compete. Mollie Estes will be getting her fight purse. We are hearing Rothenhausler was released from the hospital.
Reminder that you can watch the main card action on televised pay-per-view in the US and Canada, and on UStream.tv everywhere for $15.
The two remaining prelim bouts (Gomes vs. Brents and Cummins vs. Kagan) will stream free on InvictaFC.com.
With that in mind, here are the other 11 fights weigh-in photos and some interesting notes. All photos are courtesy of AllElbows.com.
Marloes Coenen (145.0) vs Cris Cyborg (144.9)
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Justino (-675); Coenen (+475)
Ayaka Hamasaki (115.3) vs Claudia Gadelha (114.5)
The strawweight champ Carla Esparza was in attendance and will be looking closely at this match, with the winner becoming the #1 contender. Two 9-0 women from different continents will be a true war of MMA superpowers.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Gadelha (-120); Hamasaki (-110)
Sarah D’Alelio (134.8) vs Lauren Taylor (134.8)
Sarah D’Alelio may have comes to weigh-ins with a sock monkey costume, but it won’t be monkey business when she faces the undefeated Lauren Taylor. This is one of two bantamweight fights on the card, showing there isn’t a lack of 135ers in Invicta.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – D’Alelio (-140); Taylor (+110)
Leslie Smith (125.1) vs Jennifer Maia (124.6)
Smith’s cut to flyweight seems to be successful as she was on weight for her battle against Jennifer Maia. Word is the winner will be in line for Brab Honchak’s flyweight title. Smith also word a “Snowden is a hero” t-shirt before she stepped to the scales.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Smith (-180); Maia (+150)
Jessica Penne (106.0) vs Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.7)
Penne was only 0.1 pounds over the first weigh-in and easily lost that extra weight to make the 106 pound limit. Penne looks to set up a rematch with Waterson for the atomweight title, and Calanoc (who was seconded on stage by UFC fighter Miesha Tate) is seeking to get into the atomweight title hunt.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – (-1400); Colonac (+700)
Joanne Calderwood (115.7) v Norma Rueda Center (115.8)
The revolving door of Calderwood opponents continues, but she doesn’t really care who she fights. Center, who has yet to taste defeat herself, is up to the task to take the impressive striker and looks to make her impression in the strawweight division.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Calderwood (-500); Center (+325)
Bec Hyatt (115.5) vs Mizuki Inoue (113.3)
Like most high school gradates, Mizuki Inoue is actually working this summer. Her job, however, is not typical. The youngest fighter in InvictaFC history, the 18 year old will try to make a name for herself with a win over the media darling that is Bec Hyatt. Hyatt is only a few fights away from a title match, so a win will get her one step closer.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Hyatt (-160); Inoue (+130)
Miriam Nakamoto (135.5) vs Duda Yankovich (134.7)
As more strikers make the transition to the greener pastures of MMA, many are making it look easy. Some not so much. A kickboxing pound for pound champion will take on a former boxing title holder in what should be a striking war.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Not available
Rose Namajunas (114.7) vs Tecia Torres (115.6)
Fans are calling Namajunas the favorite in this fight, but we see it being closer with the well rounded Torres giving “the Thug” a run for her money. The possible “Match of the Night” candidate will kick off the pay-per-view telecast.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Not Available
Ashley Cummins (115.9) vs Emily Kagan (115.3)
Cummins looked well on the eve of her return to InvictaFC. We wish we could get a better line on her mindset, but sorry to say we aren’t there this time around. This may be a sleeper for “Fight of the Night” so this being one of two free prelim fights may get your juices flowing for the main card.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Not available
Tamikka Brents (155.5) vs. India Gomes (149)
Since Brents got the call only a few days ago when Charmaine Tweet was unable to come into the country due to a visa issue. Originally set to be at a 150 catchweight, Gomes agreed to the lightweight match seeing Brents couldn’t meet her at 150. Either way, this match is still intriguing with Brents looking to upset the #2 ranked featherweight in the world.
Odds Friday via Sportsbook – Gomes (-220);Brents (+170)
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