On Saturday, July 13, Invicta Fighting Championships held Invicta Fighting Championships 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen II from the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, Mo.

The event was headlined by the promotion’s inaugural featherweight title fight between Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino and Marloes Coenen. The fight was a rematch of a 2010 bout under the Strikeforce banner in which Cyborg won via third-round TKO. The Brazilian again defeated Coenen by TKO, this time in the fourth round.

In addition to the main event, undefeated strawweights Ayaka Hamasaki and Claudia Gadelha faced off to determine the No. 1 contender for Carla Esparza’s title. Another No. 1 contender was determined on the card when Leslie Smith made her flyweight debut against Brazilian Jennifer Maia, with the Smith now set to challenge current champion Barb Honchak later this year.

The event aired live on pay-per-view on July 13 for $14.95, beginning at 8 p.m. CT. A two-fight preliminary card streamed free on Ustream starting at 6 p.m. CT.

For full results and a recap of the event, please click here.

Below is a photo gallery shot by The MMA Corner’s Jeff Vulgamore.

Invicta FC 6 Fight Card
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vs. Marloes Coenen – for inaugural featherweight title
Claudia Gadelha vs. Ayaka Hamasaki
Sarah D’Alelio vs. Lauren Taylor
Leslie Smith vs. Jennifer Maia
Jessica Penne vs. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc
Joanne Calderwood vs. Norma Rueda Center
Bec Hyatt vs. Mizuki Inoue
Miriam Nakamoto vs. Duda Yankovich
Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
Ashley Cummins vs. Emily Kagan
Kathina Catron vs. Livia von Plettenberg

Photo: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (Jeff Vulgamore/The MMA Corner)

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Jeff Vulgamore

Based in Kansas City, Jeff has been an avid follower of the sport of mixed martial arts for years. He has supported nearly every promotion to visit the Midwest. Jeff recently began shooting events for The MMA Corner, so check out the photos section for more of his work.