* * LIVE STREAM – FREE OPEN PUBLIC WEIGH IN * *
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OPPONENTS
CRIS CYBORG AND MARLOES COENEN
AYAKA HAMASAKI AND CLAUDIA GADELHA
& ALL THE INVICTA FC 6 FIGHTERS TO WEIGH IN
Friday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. CT, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
Open To The Public
Live Stream On InvictaFC.com
WHO: Hard hitting KO artist and featherweight championship main event fighter Cris Cyborg
Submission wizard and featherweight championship main event fighter Marloes Coenen
Undefeated strawweight co-main event superstar Ayaka Hamasaki
Undefeated strawweight co-main event sensation Claudia Gadelha
Bantamweight submission specialist Sarah D’Alelio
Unbeaten bantamweight rising star Lauren Taylor
& All The Main Card And Undercard Fighters
WHEN: Friday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. CT
WHERE: Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
3200 N. Ameristar Drive
WHAT: All 26 fighters participating in Saturday’s highly-anticipated, live Pay-Per-View televised Invicta FC 6 women’s world championship doubleheader Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City will weigh in on Friday. The weigh in is open to the public, free of charge, and will stream live on InvictaFC.com
In the main event of the stacked 13-bout card that marks Invicta FC’s live television debut, ferocious KO artist and pound-for-pound sensation Cris Cyborg (11-1, 1 NC) of Curitiba, Brazil will face off with fellow superstar and submission ace Marloes Coenen (21-5) of The Netherlands in the first-ever Invicta FC world featherweight (145 pounds) championship bout.
The showdown between rivals Cyborg and Coenen marks a highly-anticipated rematch to their explosive, barnburner first fight in Sunrise, Fla. on Jan 30, 2010 in which Cyborg emerged victorious by way of TKO (punches) in the third and final scheduled round (3:40) of action.
In the strawweight (115 pounds) co-main event, a pair of undefeated stars in JEWELS champion Ayaka Hamasaki (9-0) of Tokyo, Japan and Claudia Gadelha (9-0) of Mossoro, Rio Grande Do Norte Brazil will put their untarnished records on the line against each other.
In other action on the Invicta FC 6 main card, three-time Invicta FC fight winner Sarah D’Alelio (7-3) of San Jose, Calif. will take on undefeated upstart Lauren Taylor (6-0) of Anchorage, Alaska at bantamweight (135 pounds).
After her second Invicta FC “Fight of the Night” performance, prolific striker Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (5-3-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif. will drop from bantamweight to flyweight and face off with Jennifer Maia (7-2) of Curitiba, Parana Brazil. Maia is coming off her second consecutive win, a unanimous decision over superstar Zoila Frausto Gurgel, at Invicta FC 5 on April 5.
Former Invicta FC world atomweight (105 pounds) champion Jessica Penne (10-2) of Huntington Beach, Calif. will square off with battle-tested road warrior Nicdali “The Night Queen” Riveral-Calanoc (8-6) of Tulsa, Okla.
Crowd-pleasing finisher “Rowdy” Bec Hyatt (5-2) of Brisbane, Queensland Australia will look to notch her second straight victory under the Invicta FC banner in a strawweight showdown with JEWELS star Mizuki Inoue (5-1) of Nagoya, Aichi Japan. Inoue has won all five her professional stars to date by way of submission inside of two rounds of action.
Hard-hitting Muay Thai stylist Miriam Nakamoto (1-0) of Dublin, Calif. will square off with Duda “Diamond” Yankovich (1-1) of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in a bantamweight bout.
“Invicta FC 6,” presented by Invicta Fighting Championships, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH, Avail-TVN in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV, SaskTel, TELUS, MTS and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $14.95. In addition, viewers worldwide may purchase the show at Ustream.TV.
A free two-hour live pre-show consisting of the four-bout preliminary card will be available for viewing in North America via DIRECTV, DISH and Fight Now TV in the United States, plus Bell TV, Viewer’s Choice and The Fight Network in Canada, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced from $35, are on sale online at TicketFly.com.
Doors at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City open at 5:00 p.m. CT on Saturday and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Mike Afromowitz, Witz End Communications, (917) 566-8754, firstname.lastname@example.org