The official weigh-in event for tomorrow night's (July 13, 2013) all-female Invicta FC 6 fight card took place today (July 12) at 6:30 p.m. ET from the Freedom Roadhouse inside the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
The weigh-ins were streamed live on the Invicta FC homepage via Ustream. Of the 24 ladies who stepped on the scales, a whopping three didn't make weight, most notably former atomweight champion Jessica Penne, although she only needs to lose 0.1 pounds.
Headlining the main event will be a thrilling featherweight rematch pitting former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg against former Strikeforce womens' bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen. Cyborg won the first meeting, but the third round TKO was the longest fight she's had in the last seven years. Coenen enters the bout riding a two fight winning streak including a victory headlining the inaugural Invicta event last April.
Also on tap will be a number one strawweight contender fight between unbeaten grapplers Claudia Gedalho of Brazil (9-0) and Japan's Ayaka Hamasaki (9-0). The winner will face Invicta FC 115 pound champion Carla Esparza, who had to withdraw from the event due to injury.
Complete Invicta FC 6 weigh-in results are posted below:
145 lb. title: Marloes Coenen (145) vs. Cris Cyborg (144.9)
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha (114.5) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki (115.3)
135 lbs.: Sarah D'Alelio (134.8) vs. Lauren Taylor (134.8)
125 lbs.: Leslie Smith (125.1) vs. Jennifer Maia (124.6)
105 lbs.: Jessica Penne (106.1*) vs. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.7)
115 lbs.: Joanne Calderwood (115.7) vs. Norma Rueda Center (115.8)
115 lbs.: Bec Hyatt (115.5) vs. Mizuki Inoue (113.3)
135 lbs.: Miriam Nakamoto (135.5) vs. Duda Yankovich (134.7)
115 lbs.: Tecia Torres (115.6) vs. Rose Namajunas (114.7)
150 lbs.: Ediane Gomes (149) vs. Tamikka Brents (155.1**)
115 lbs.: Ashley Cummins (115.9) vs. Emily Kagan (115.3)
145 lbs.: Mollie Estes () vs. Veronica Rothenhausler () Rothenhausler ruled medicially unable to compete
105 lbs.: Cassie Robb (105.8) vs. Livia von Plettenberg (113***)
*Penne has two hours to drop 0.1 pounds
**Brents has two hours to drop 5.1 pounds
*** von Plettenberg has two hours to drop 7 pounds.
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Invicta FC 6, beginning with the live stream of the preliminary card starting at 7 p.m. ET tomorrow night (July 13).
It's going to be a great night of fights so don't miss it, and remember to check us out for all the post-fight coverage after tomorrow night's card is wrapped up.
See you then!