Friday, February 27, 2015

Invicta FC 11 picks

UFC has the big news in women's MMA this weekend with its main event and co-main event being in the women's bantamweight division, but Invicta has yet another female-exclusive card available this week.

Those with UFC Fight Pass will be able to see Cris "Cyborg" Santos defend her Invicta Featherweight Championship against Charmaine Tweet. This will be Cyborg's first defense of the belt, so this night is important for showing Cyborg is still able to serve as a challenge to Ronda Rousey.

My guess is that she will pull off the win, as this division is limited in terms of elite talent. I'll go with Cyborg by Round-3 KO.

In the strawweight division, Alexa Grasso takes on Mizuki Inoue. Grasso is an undefeated talent from Mexico who appears on her way toward making noice in the division. Inoue lost her debut with Invicta and looks to show she can hang with the elites.

I'll take Grasso to get a big decision win here.

Rest of the Main Card

Strawweight Bout: Norma Rueda Center v. DeAnna Bennett - Center's only loss came to Joanne Calderwood, who is near the top of UFC's division rankings. I'll take her to pick up a decision over the undefeated Bennett.

Bantamweight Bout: Irene Aldana v. Colleen Schneider - Schneider is on her way out of her prime where Aldana is entering it. I'll give Aldana a 1st-round KO win.

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