Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino To Face Jennifer Colomb At Lion Fight 11
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.16.2013
A replacement opponent...
MMA Junkie reports that Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino will now face Jennifer Colomb at Lion Fight 11. Colomb is replacing Martina Jindrov, who is out with an injury. The event takes place at Third Street at the Stage Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. The main card airs on AXS TV.
Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent said: "Martina Jindrova had to pull out on short notice due to injury, and fortunately we were able to sign Jennifer Colomb and get her to Las Vegas to take on Cyborg. We wish Martina well and hope she recovers quickly. We also thank Team Colomb for working with Lion Fight to give our fans this incredible fight Friday night between two female Muay Thai champions."
Colomb is a French fighter who is undefeated with ten knockouts in ten fights. Jindrov had a 17-5 record.
Justino is a former Strikeforce champion who is 12-1 in MMA. She won Invicta's 145-pound title in July after beating Marloes Coenen in the fourth round. She is hoping to defend the title before the end of the year, but is staying busy with jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai competitions.
She said: "I am disappointed that Martina got injured and had to withdraw, but I have trained very hard and am grateful that Jennifer Colomb has stepped up. Nothing changes. I am ready and will bring it to Colomb on Friday night."
She hasn't lost a fight since her debut in 2005. After that, she had ten wins by KO or TKO. She also won her lone pro kickboxing match by KO in 2006.