Tonight’s historic Invicta FC 6 PPV was headlined by a featherweight rematch pitting Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino against Marloes Coenen. In the end, “Cyborg” strength and technique proved too much for the very game Coenen. The win makes Justino the first ever Invicta FC featherweight champion.
Be sure to check out our full coverage of Invicta FC 6 including recaps of tonight’s earlier action.
‘Cyborg’ Destroys Gutsy Coenen
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino made history tonight by becoming the first Invicta FC featherweight champion and also became the first champion to be crowned on a PPV fight card. Marloes Coenen landed some hard shots and attacked with various submissions but was unable to find an answer for the strength of Justino.
Coenen would not relent though, and dragged Justino into the fourth round for the first time in her career. “Cyborg” eventually would overwhelm Coenen in that round, as the Brazilian seemed to get stronger as the fight wore on. Justino improved to 12-1 with the victory and has not lost since her 2005 debut.
Invicta FC 6 Fight Card:
Main Card (PPV 9PM ET)
- Inaugural Featherweight Title: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Marloes Coenen via TKO (punches) at 4:02 of Round 4
- Claudia Gadelha def. Ayaka Hamasaki via TKO (strikes) at 3:58 of Round 3
- Lauren Taylor def Sarah D’Alelio via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,29-28)
- Leslie Smith def. Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)
- Jessica Penne def. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:57 of Round 1
- Joanne Calderwood def. Norma Center via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,29-28)
- Mizuki Inoue def. Bec Hyatt via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
- Miriam Nakamoto def. Duda Yankovich via TKO (strikes) at 2:08 of Round 1
- Tecia Torres def. Rose Namajunas via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,29-28)
Preliminary Card (Online 7PM ET)
Tamikka Brents vs. Ediane Gomes*
- Emily Kagan def. Ashley Cummins via split decision (30-27,28-29,30-27)
- Livia Von Plettenberg def. Kathina Catron via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,29-28)
*-Brents was injured during warmups