Alexa Grasso Injured; Angela Hill Steps in to Face Stephanie Eggink at Invicta FC 16

By Mike Sloan Mar 2, 2016


Mexican strawweight prospect Alexa Grasso has suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from a proposed clash with Stephanie Eggink at Invicta FC 16.

As a result, Angela Hill will replace Grasso and face Eggink on the March 11 card. The all-female promotion announced the change on Wednesday. Additionally, AmberLynn Orr has pulled out of a bantamweight clash with Kelly McGill; she will be replaced by Aspen Ladd.

Invicta 16 takes place at the Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas and is headlined by an atomweight championship tilt between newly-crown titlist Ayaka Hamasaki and Amber Brown. The co-feature will see Vanessa Porto locking horns with Jennifer Maia to determine the promotion’s interim flyweight champ. Invicta FC 16 will be televised live on UFC’s Fight Pass online platform beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

A contestant on Season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Hill was released from the Las Vegas-based promotion following back-to-back losses against Tecia Torres and Rose Namajunas. “Overkill” made her Invicta debut on Jan. 16, stopping Alida Gray with a knee to the body 1:39 into the opening round.

Eggink made her promotional debut at Invicta FC 8, where she was submitted in the fifth round by Katja Kankaanpaa in a 125-pound title tilt. The 27-year-old Floridian has not fought since that defeat.

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