Cris

Invicta Fighting Championships officials on Tuesday revealed that Ediane Gomes sustained a rig injury in training that forced her out of a planned Invicta FC 5 bout with former Strikeforce champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos.

The two were to be one of the featured bouts on the April 5 fight card in Kansas City.

Invicta moved swiftly, however, shuffling the Invicta FC 5 main card. They pulled Fiona Muxlow from her featherweight bout with Julia Budd to fight Cyborg. Invicta will announce a new opponent for Budd shortly.

Cyborg became a key signing for Invicta when, upon returning from a yearlong suspension after testing positive for steroids, she was unable to come to terms with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

She will instead fight for Invicta, making her first appearance in the cage at Invicta FC 5, just under a year and a half since her last fight.

Known for her aggression and knockout power, Cyborg (10-1 with 1 no contest) now looks to her fight with Muxlow as the first step towards redemption following a trying 14-month absence.

Fighting out of Australia, Muxlow (6-2) is on her own quest for redemption. She had a three-fight winning streak halted by Marloes Coenen – another former Strikeforce champion – at Dream 18 on New Year’s Eve.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Report: Injury forces Gilbert Burns out of Norman Parke fight; Francisco Trinaldo steps up

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

An undisclosed injury forced Gilbert Burns to leave his upcoming bout with Norman Parke at UFC: Fight Night 67. Franciso Trinaldo stepped up to replace him. Gilbert Burns will have to wait a little l read news >>

Invicta Building for the Future, With or Without Cris Cyborg

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp is building for her promotion's future, but decided a long time ago it wouldn't be built around Cris Cyborg or any one athlete. read news >>

Cris Cyborg still wants 140-pound catchweight fight against Ronda Rousey

  • 19 days ago
  • 23 views

Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino once again asked to face women’s bantamweight champ Ronday Rousey in a catchweight fight at 140-pounds. While Rona Rousey continues to steamrol read news >>

Anthony Pettis injured, Edson Barboza steps in vs. Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16

  • 15 days ago
  • 26 views

Anthony Pettis has been struck by injury once again and has been forced out of his scheduled bout with Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16 on July 25. Striking special Edson Barboza has been tapped as his re read news >>

Episode 38: Invicta FC Maureen Riordon

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Special guest Invicta FC 12 Maureen “Baby Face” Riordon will be joining us to close out our Invicta 12 series. read news >>

Watch the Invicta FC 12 Post-Fight Press Conference Streaming Live Following Tonight’s Event

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

The marquee winners from Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpää vs. Souza will field questions from the media following tonight's event at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. read news >>

Invicta FC's Livia Renata Souza hid title fight from family

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Livia Renata Souza will make her Invicta FC debut on Friday night, and it’s going to be the biggest night of her life. The Brazilian prospect, who signed a contract with the promotion after going 6-0 read news >>

Vanessa Porto has much leather planned for Modafferi's face in Invicta FC 12 rematch

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

For the first time in more than a year, Vanessa Porto will make a walk to the cage tonight. She’s planning for her rematch with Roxanne Modafferi to be much different than seven years ago.Filed under read news >>

Invicta champ Katja Kankaanpaa explains how she got the nickname 'Killer Bunny'

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

A little pain went a long way. Katja Kankaanpaa, Invicta FC's women's strawweight champion, has one of the most unique nicknames in all of MMA: "Killer Bunny." The story of how she got it starts with read news >>