Marloes Coenen, a former Strikeforce bantamweight champ, will make her return to the cage for Invicta Fighting Championships on April 28 from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Coenen was released from Strikeforce following her loss to Miesha Tate based largely on problems between her team (Golden Glory) and Zuffa hitting a fever pitch.
Coenen (19-5) will be competing at 145 pounds against Romy Ruyssen (5-1) in the main event of the show. The card is set to feature all females, a rarity when it comes to MMA events.
Liz Carmouche and Sarah D’Alelio are also slated to compete at the show, as are Kaitlin Young, Lisa Ellis-Ward, and Jessica Penne. Currently there are no broadcast plans for the show though plenty of time remains for something to develop
Here is the entire lineup for IFC 1:
Jessica Philippus vs. Meghan Wright
Sofia Bagherdai vs. Ashley Cummins
Amy Davis vs. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc
Michele Gutierrez vs. Sarah Maloy
Mollie Ahlers-Estes vs. Randi Miller
Sally Krumdiack vs. Sarah Schneider
Sarah D’Alelio vs. Shana Nelson
Leslie Smith vs. Kaitlin Young
Liz Carmouche vs. Ashleigh Curry
Lisa Ellis-Ward vs. Jessica Penne
Marloes Coenen vs. Romy Ruyssen
PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE