Cat ZinganoWith the last-minute cancellation of Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy, many fighters are left scrambling.

One fighter that has already landed a new gig is Cat Zingano. Originally slated to face Amanda Nunes on Sept. 29, Zingano heads over to Invicta for the promotion’s Oct. 6 event.

While Zingano was extremely disappointed in the Strikeforce cancellation, she’s not wasting any time getting back in the mix. She faces Raquel Pennington at Invicta FC 3 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City.

Pennington was already scheduled for the Invicta FC 3 fight card, but her opponent, Kim Connor-Hamby withdrew due to injury.

Following the cancellation of Zingano’s scheduled Sept. 29 Strikeforce match-up with Amanda Nunes, Invicta FC officials offered Zingano and Nunes the opportunity to square off with each other on the upcoming Invicta FC card. An injury that Nunes had sustained, however, prevented her from accepting the opportunity.

Zingano is actually returning to the Invicta FC 3 card. She had originally been expected to fight on the card before Invicta officials sent her over to Strikeforce for the chance to face Nunes.

“We are excited about bringing Cat back into the fold and to be able to give her the opportunity to compete on an Invicta FC card after preparing as much as she did for her scheduled fight with Amanda,” said Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp.

To date, Zingano has been unstoppable, earning four of her six victories by way of either knockout or submission.

Pennington’s start will be her second in the Invicta FC cage.  The 5-foot-7, 24-year-old earned a unanimous decision over Sarah Moras at the last Invicta FC event on July 28 and, less than six weeks after that, returned to action in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she submitted Raquel Pa’aluhi with a guillotine choke in the first round of their meeting.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more Strikeforce and Invicta news and updates.

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