Invicta 6 Live Blog for Cyborg Santos vs. Marloes Coenen Fight Card
Invicta FC 6 is underway.
The main event will see the coronation of the inaugural Invicta FC featherweight champion. Marloes Coenen and Cris "Cyborg" Santos square off for the second time in their careers. The two pioneers will try to settle their score once and for all.
In the co-main event of the evening, Ayaka Hamasaki squares off with Claudia Gadelha to determine the top contender for Carla Esparza's strawweight championship.
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Invicta FC Featherweight Championship: Cris Cyborg defeats Marloes Coenen by 4:02 of the fourth round
Claudia Gadelha defeats Ayaka Hamasaki by TKO at 3:58 of the third round
Lauren Taylor defeats Sarah D'Alelio by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Leslie Smith defeats Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jessica Penne defeats Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:57 of the first round
Joanne Calderwood defeats Norma Rueda Center by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Mizuki Inoue defeats Bec Hyatt by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Miriam Nakamoto defeats Duda Yankovich by TKO at 2:08 of the first round
Tecia Torres defeats Rose Namajunas by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Emily Kagan defeats Ashley Cummins by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Livia von Plettenberg defeats Kathina Catron by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Bonuses - FOTN: Leslie Smith vs Jennifer Maia, SOTN: Jessica Penne, KOTN: Miriam Nakamoto.— InvictaFights (@InvictaFights) July 14, 2013
That wraps up the sixth installment of Invicta FC, and Cris Cyborg is your new featherweight title holder.
We'll see you in a couple months for the seventh card from the all-female promotion.
Official Result: Cyborg defeats Marloes Coenen by TKO at 4:02 of the fourth round
Too big, too strong. Cyborg dominated this fight from the outset. Her cardio held up, and she continue to pummel Coenen all fight long. Dominance.
Coenen catches a kick, but cannot do anything with it. Cyborg is throwing big strikes again. Double underhooks from Coenen, and she uses them to reverse the position. Cyborg takes Coenen down. Upkick from Coenen was deemed illegal, but doesn't take a point away. Strong leg kick from Cyborg. Coenen gets rocked by Cyborg! Cyborg mounts. Shots to the body. It's only a matter of time now. Coenen is still fighting back. What a warrior. Elbows from Cyborg. 90 seconds left in the round. More ground and pound. McCarthy finally halts the bout. Dominant.
Coenen initiates the clinch again, but Cyborg takes her down. She backs away, and Coenen stands. Cyborg has her back, takes her down and makes her stand again. Strong right from Cyborg. Coenen is starting to breathe hard. Coenen goes to her back with Cyborg on top. They are back on the feet. Coenen pulls guard. Cyborg stands when a submission attempt comes. Big knee from Cyborg. Big shots from Cyborg. Big shots to the body. That was a dominant flurry. More powerful shots.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Cyborg
Coenen dives for a takedown, but ends up on bottom. Cyborg back in side control. Coenen holds on to her leg as she stands, but it doesn't help. They are back on the feet. Coenen initiates the clinch, and Cyborg takes her back down. Good elbows from the bottom from Coenen. Coenen rolls for a leg, but Cyborg pulls it out. Cyborg goes back on the ground, but only for a little while before backing out. They stand. Solid left from Coenen. Cyborg starting to hammer away on the ground. McCarthy stands Coenen up. Another big takedown from Cyborg. She dives back in for some ground and pound. Cyborg goes for a leg, but it fails. Coenen is allowed to stand again. Strong leg kick from Cyborg. Coenen is in full guard this time on the ground, but the round ends.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Cyborg
Low leg kick opens up the bout for Coenen. Cyborg defends an early takedown attempt. Good elbow from Coenen, and Cyborg reverses the position. Coenen maintains the double underhooks. They separate. Cyborg throwing hard. Coenen clinches with Cyborg. Coenen reverses position against the fence. Cyborg takes Coenen down. Working from half-guard. Big ground and pound from the former Strikeforce Featherweight Champion, but it's being blocked well. Cyborg lets Coenen stand back up. Cyborg catches a leg kick, and puts Coenen down. Cyborg in side control. Big right just misses from Cyborg. They stand. Coenen lands a right. Coenen clinches and forces Cyborg against the fence. Coenen is clearly trying to tire Cyborg out in these grueling positions. Coenen is back on the mat. John McCarthy stands her back up. Coenen counters Cyborg, and then Cyborg throws Coenen to the mat. Back in side control.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Cyborg
Sidenote: It is now Cristiane Justino, and not Santos, following the divorce from her husband.
The inaugural Invicta FC Featherweight Championship is up next. Marloes Coenen vs. Cyborg II!
Official Result: Claudia Gadelha defeats Ayaka Hamasaki by TKO at 3:58 of the third round
Too big, too strong and simply too good.
Gadelha gets Hamasaki's back from the outset of the round. She locks up an arm-triangle from the back, but there is a lot of space. She gives it up. Hamasaki nearly reverses again. She does. Gadelha is active from the bottom. Nice punch from top for Hamasaki. Hamasaki gets to half-guard. She's getting instruction from Megumi Fujii. Gadelha reverses to get back to top position. Gadelha gets Hamasaki's back. She flattens her out. Powerful ground and pound. Hamasaki rolls to her back. Gadelha tries to go for the arm-triangle again, but she was never close on this one. She postures up. Big punch. Hamasaki is hurt. The referee stops it.
Hamasaki dives under a strike, but cannot complete the takedown. Gadelha takes Hamasaki down. She moves to side control. She is trying to lock up an arm-triangle, but Hamasaki is preventing her from passing to the dominant side to finish. Gadelha is so strong from top. Hamasaki nearly sweeps, but Gadelha remains on top. Not a lot of offense, but that is due to Hamasaki's defense. She does not allow Gadelha to posture up for ground and pound, or have a good look at a submission. Gadelha tries to punish the body with shots. Gadelha mounts with a minute to go. Now she can posture up for ground and pound. Gadelha going for the arm-triangle again. Hamasaki prevents her from passing over fully, but Gadelha finally does with only a few seconds to go.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Gadelha
Hamasaki goes for a takedown, but it's defended. Inside leg trip nearly puts Gadelha down, but she balanced herself before falling. Gadelha takes Hamasaki down. Gadelha working on an arm-triangle. Gadelha is physically dominant from top. Hamasaki is defending very well. No damage sustained thus far. Gadelha hits Hamasaki with an illegal strike at the end of the round. A knee on the ground at the last second. A point has been deducted.
Bleacher Report scores the round 9-9
Claudia Gadelha vs. Ayaka Hamasaki is next. The winner will fight Carla Esparza for the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.
Official Result: Lauren Taylor defeats Sarah D'Alelio by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
A solid, but not spectacular, fight between two high-level bantamweights. An interesting scoring of the fight, but it was a close battle. The judges must have favored her stronger punches. D'Alelio landed more, but that wasn't enough.
Taylor smiles between rounds. Solid body kick from D'Alelio. They exchange, and it's D'Alelio that lands more cleanly. Combination ending with a leg kick from D'Alelio. Taylor is getting tagged a lot more in this round. Good straight right from Taylor. Another right lands. Half the round to go. Slow exchanges between the two as the round gets to a minute to go. Good leg kick from D'Alelio. Taylor lands a left. They both throw good shots until the horn sounds.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 D'Alelio, and the fight 29-28 D'Alelio
D'Alelio tries the Superman punch, but it's not effective. Leg kick from D'Alelio is caught, Taylor rushes forward with punches. Taylor pushes her against the fence again, and a low blow happens. The referee halts the bout until D'Alelio can return to action. Nice uppercut from D'Alelio sneaks through. Taylor lands a good left hand. Straight left finds a home on D'Alelio's face. Taylor catches a kick, moves D'Alelio against the fence and tries for a takedown. Excellent takedown defense from D'Alelio. Taylor takes her down, but D'Alelio uses the cage to get to her feet quickly. Jab halts D'Alelio.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Taylor
Just looking at that D’Alelio haircut I thought for a second Jens Pulver was REALLY desperate to get back in the win column.— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) July 14, 2013
The two bantamweights touch gloves, and the fight gets underway. They clinch, and D'Alelio launches knees to the body. Taylor pushes her against the fence. She takes the single leg, and puts D'Alelio down for a second. She puts her down again, but pops right back up. Taylor is relentless on the attempt. D'Alelio takes her back. D'Alelio working on a submission. She is trying to get the arm of Taylor free. Taylor rolls out. She immediately shoots in. Taylor takes D'Alelio down. D'Alelio threatening with a Kimura. Taylor's base is too good at this point. Strong from the top.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 D'Alelio
Sarah D'Alelio vs. Lauren Taylor will be next up on the card.
Official Result: Leslie Smith defeats Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Smith captures a title shot in her flyweight debut. The output was amazing as always. Big win for Smith, and now she'll get Barb Honchak next.
Smith charges out, and throws bombs! They are exchanging hands right out of the gate. Smith gets the better of that exchange. Excellent combination from Smith. Maia connecting now. Big shots from Smith stagger Maia! Maia catches a knee and takes Smith down. Lucky break for Maia. She was hurt. Smith is trying an arm-triangle from the bottom, but Maia defends easily. Maia is looking for a D'Arce choke. Smith is out, and she is on top. Smith seeks a guillotine, but it'll be hard to complete from this position. Strong ground and pound as Smith postures up. Smith trying to pass the guard. She nearly mounts. Ground and pound coming in a flurry. Maia rolls over to defend. Smith has really turned up the pace in the final round. More ground and pound as the fight ends.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Smith, and the fight 30-27 Smith
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