On just one day’s notice, Kathina “Kill Switch” Catron has stepped in as a last-minute replacement fighter on tomorrow night’s Invicta Fighting Championships 6 card in Kansas City, Missouri. Catron faces Livia “T-Rex” von Plettenberg in a flyweight bout on the preliminary portion of the card.
MMARising.com confirmed the change with the promotion. Von Plettenberg was first set to face Cassie “The Hulk” Robb in a 105-pound bout, but von Plettenberg weighed in at 113 pounds and the fight was scrapped. Catron earned a TKO win over Summer Artherton this past weekend in Omaha.
Catron (3-2-0) will look to make a good second impression on Invicta FC fans when she returns to the promotion on Saturday. The Oklahoma native succumbed to a 12-second flying armbar from “Thug” Rose Namajunas at Invicta FC 5, but rebounded with the win over Artherton and now steps into this fight on 24 hours’ notice. All eight of Catron’s pro and amateur wins have come inside the distance.
Von Plettenberg (1-1-0) dropped a Unanimous Decision to fellow striker Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood in a short-notice bout at Invicta FC 4 and had looked for redemption against Robb. However, she was unable to come close to the 105-pound atomweight limit and the planned fight was removed from the card. In order to proceed with 12 fights, Invicta FC officials matched von Plettenberg up against a new opponent.
Invicta Fighting Championships 6 takes place on Saturday at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. The event is headlined by an Invicta FC Featherweight Championship rematch between Marloes “Rumina” Coenen and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.
Invicta Fighting Championships 6 Fight Card (subject to change):
- Marloes “Rumina” Coenen vs Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino [Invicta FC Featherweight Championship]
- Ayaka Hamasaki vs Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha
- Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio vs Lauren Taylor
- Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith vs Jennifer Maia
- Jessica Penne vs Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc
- Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood vs Norma Rueda Center
- Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt vs Mizuki Inoue
- “The Queen of Mean” Miriam Nakamoto vs “Diamond” Duda Yankovich
- “Thug” Rose Namajunas vs Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres
- Ediane “India” Gomes vs Tamikka “Boom Boom” Brents
- Ashley “Smashley” Cummins vs Emily Kagan
- Livia “T-Rex” von Plettenberg vs Kathina “Kill Switch” Catron