At Invicta's first event, former Strikeforce bantamweight champ Marloes Coenen took a 30-26 on all cards' decision over Romy Russyen. Afterwards, she called out current Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey. Jessica Penne won by a third-round TKO, and Liz Carmouche got a quick TKO over Ashleigh Curry. Olympic bronze medalist wrestler Randi Miller took a decision with plenty of ground and pound, and Sarah Schneider won with a first-round armbar.
Rousey was also a key piece of Friday's "The Ultimate Fighter," stopping by Team Cruz's practice to show the team some judo moves. She also stuck around to watch UFC 145 with them, but they were spooked by the mere appearance of a woman in their home.
In Friday's bout, Chris Saunders outlasted a tight bout with Sam Sicilia, giving the two-round decision to Team Faber. Dana White said afterwards he was surprised the bout did not go to a third-round. In Friday's final quarterfinal bout, Andy Ogle will take on Mike Rio.