Three Title Fights Set For Invicta FC 7 on December 7th
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.11.2013
Honchak vs Smith will headline...
MMA Junkie reports that there will be three championship fights at Invicta FC 7 on December 7. The event takes place at the Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City in Missouri. It will stream as an online PPV.
It features nine fights total, including a main event between flyweight champion Barb Honchak (8-2) and Leslie Smith (6-3-1). Honchak won the title with a decision win over Vanessa Porto in April. She is on a seven-fight winning streak. Smith, meanwhile, recently beat Jennifer Maia to get the title shot and is looking for her third "Fight of the Night" bonus.
Strawweight champion Carla Esparza (9-2), who won the belt from Bec Hyatt, defends against Brazilian fighter Claudia Gadelha (11-0), who is undefeated.
Two undefeated fighters will meet for the first-ever bantamweight title when Lauren Murphy (7-0) takes on Miram Nakamoto (2-0).
Other fights include strawweights Felice Herrig (9-4) vs. Tecia Torres (3-0), strawweights Joanne Calderwood (7-0) vs. Katja Kankaanpaa (8-0-1), featherweights Julia Budd (5-2) vs. Charmaine Tweet (4-3), flyweights Porto (15-6) vs. Zoila Frausto Gurgel (12-3), bantamweights Kelly Kobold (18-3) vs. Tonya Evinger (11-6) and flyweights Munah Holland (5-2) vs. Nina Ansaroff (5-4).
Here's the full card:
Champ Barb Honchak vs. Leslie Smith - for flyweight title
Champ Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha - for strawweight title
Lauren Murphy vs. Miriam Nakamoto - for inaugural bantamweight title