All-women’s promotion Invicta Fighting Championships has added a big name to its already impressive roster, signing former Bellator champion Zoila Gurgel to compete in its 125-pound flyweight division.

Gurgel will make her promotional debut in April against Jennifer Maia. No official date or venue has been revealed for the event, but as previously reported by The MMA Corner, it is likely to take place April 5 at the Ameristar Casino Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo.

The 29-year-old Gurgel is coming off the second loss of her career at December’s Bellator 83 event. Gurgel was submitted in under a minute by Jessica Eye. The fight was just the second outing for Gurgel since a knee injury forced her out of action for 18 months.

Prior to that, Gurgel had put together a seven-fight winning streak that included capturing the Bellator 115-pound tournament. The veteran holds wins over top-ranked fighters Megumi Fujii and Jessica Aguilar, as well as current Invicta champion Jessica Penne. Gurgel joins her younger sister, Stephanie Frausto, on the promotion’s roster.

As announced during the promotion’s fourth event, the April card that includes Gurgel’s debut will also feature two title fights.

The aforementioned Penne will defend her atomweight championship against “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson. Penne earned the promotion’s first title at Invicta FC 3 by submitting Naho Sugiyama. Meanwhile, Waterson claimed a narrow split decision win over Lacey Schuckman at the same event.

Also, in a fight that will surely draw the interest of the newly-signed Gurgel, the promotion will crown its inaugural flyweight champion as Barb Honchak battles Brazilian Vanessa Porto. Honchak has picked up two wins under the Invicta banner and is currently riding a six-fight winning streak. Porto fell in her Invicta debut to Sarah D’Alelio, but scored a dominant win over MMA pioneer Tara LaRosa in her 125-pound debut.

Broadcast plans for the event have yet to be announced, but the promotion’s attempt at a pay-per-view stream on Ustream at its most recent event did not go smoothly. However, Invicta President Shannon Knapp has not ruled out using that avenue once more.

Photo: Zoila Gurgel (R) delivers a kick (Keith Mills/Sherdog)