A fight later Gadelha dominated and finished Ayaka Hamasaki in Gadelha’s Invicta FC debut. Hamasaki is the girl some had been calling to challenge Michelle Waterson when she was still champion. Wish I said more before Tiburcio’s fight with Waterson… but this fight with Gadelha is a good example why she shouldn’t have been completely counted out by so many.
Especially liked Tiburcio’s technical ability on the ground preventing/escaping mount on two occasions against a ground monster like Gadelha. Throwing on the feet when she had the chance in round 2… and even though she was down, she still went and got a takedown in the final seconds of the fight.
Tiburcio is now the current Invicta atom weight champion after upsetting Michelle Waterson at Invicta 10.