Invicta FC 7 Announces 9 Fights with 3 Championships Bouts

Barb Honchak

On December 7, Invicta FC 7 will take place at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City Missouri. At the top of the card there will be 3 titles on the line with the main event being Barb Honchak (8-2) defending the IFC Flyweight title against Leslie Smith (6-3-1).

Honchak became the first ever IFC Flyweight champion at Invicta FC with a unanimous decision win over Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 5. Smith is also coming off a unanimous decision win over Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 6, in her Flyweight debut.

Lauren Murphy (7-0) and Miriam Nakamoto (2-0) will square off for the inaugural IFC Bantamweight championship. Murphys’ last outing saw her score a unanimous decision win over Sarah D’Alelio. Nakamoto is a current world Muay Thia champion, with both her MMA wins by knockout.

The final of the 3 title bouts is the already rumored bout of Claudia Gadelha (11-0) challenging Carla Esparza (9-2) for the IFC Strawweight title. Esparza has not fought since defeating last replacement Bec Hyatt at Invicta FC 4 for the inaugural Strawweight title, a bout originally scheduled to be Esparza vs. Gadeleha. Gadeleha since returning from injury has defeated Ayaka Hamasaki by TKO.

The other announced match-ups go as so at Strawweight Tecia Torres (3-0) locks up with Felice Herrig (9-4), and Joanne Calderwood (7-0) faces Kitja Kankaanpaa (8-0-1). A pair of Flyweight bouts will see Vanessa Porto (15-6) vs. Zoila Frausto Gurgel (12-3) and Munah Holland (5-2) vs. Nina Ansaoff (5-4). Julia Budd (5-2) and Charmaine Tweet (4-3) will battle in the Featherweight division. Last but not least Bantamweights Kelly Kobold (18-3) and Tonya Evinger (11-6) collide.

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