Guess who's back?
Former Strikeforce Featherweight Champion Cristiane Santos will make her long-awaited return to mixed martial arts (MMA) when she battles Fiona Muxlow this Friday night (April 5, 2013) LIVE from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Misourri.
Invicta 5 will be headlined by reigning atomweight Champion Jessica Penne defending her title against Michelle Waterson while submission ace Vanessa Porto locks horns with the venerable Barb Honchak for the first-ever flyweight strap.
Here is the finalized Invicta 5 fight card and line up:
105 lbs.: Atomweight Champion Jessica Penne vs. Michelle Waterson
Online pay-per-view main card (10 p.m. ET):
125 lbs.: Barb Honchak vs. Vanessa Porto for inaugural flyweight title
145 lbs.: Fiona Muxlow vs. Cristiane Santos
135 lbs.: Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith
125 lbs.: Zoila Frausto Gurgel vs. Jennifer Maia
135 lbs.: Lauren Taylor vs. Kaitlin Young
145 lbs.: Julia Budd vs. Mollie Estes
115 lbs.: Jasminka Cive vs. Bec Hyatt
Online "Prelims" (7 p.m. ET):
105 lbs.: Cassie Rodish vs. Simona Soukupova
135 lbs.: Jessamyn Duke vs. Miriam Nakamoto
115 lbs.: Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Juliana Carnerio Lima
105 lbs.: Alexandra Chambers vs. Jodie Esquibel
115 lbs.: Kathina Catron vs. Rose Namajunas
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the Invicta 5 main card action on fight night (Fri., April 5, 2013), which is slated to begin promptly at 10 p.m. ET via online pay-per-view (PPV). The latest fight-by-fight updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts online.
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