Photo gallery: Invicta FC 4

So did you watch Invicta FC 4 last night? If you missed it, ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) has you covered with the full event video replay as well as our play-by-play commentary on each bout. And trust me when I say, you will not be disappointed.

Highlights included Veronica Rothenhausler proving once again why she’s the most dangerous rising knockout artist in the game with her first round KO of Katalina Malungahu. Joanne Calderwood displayed amazing technical striking precision like an MMA surgeon as she picked apart Livia Von Plettenberg.

Ediane Gomes threw heat for three rounds to overcome the much larger Hiroko Yamanaka. Sarah D’Alelio stifled the striking game of Amanda Nunes with big takedowns and superior wrestling. Leslie Smith looked like a female Nate Diaz by putting together impressive boxing combinations to win a unanimous decision over Raquel Pennington.

Alexis Davis left Shayna Baszler unconscious on the canvas with a rear-naked choke in the final round. And in the main event, Carla Esparza used her wrestling to control and battle the punching assault of Australia’s “Rowdy” Bec Hyatt to win the Invicta FC 115-pound title.

Check out these photos from each of the main card bouts shot by Invicta FC photographer Esther Lin:

Featherweight (145 pounds) Veronica Rothenhausler (left) made an explosive professional debut, crumbling Katalina Malungahu (right) with a hard right hand in undercard action at the Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt, women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, Jan. 5, live on InvictaFC.com. Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
Dressed fashionably in Scottish attire, Joanne Calderwood (right) continued her perfect run as a professional, this time battering Livia Von Plettenberg (left) of Austria with continuous strikes to coast to a unanimous decision victory. Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
Ediane Gomes (near) cracks Hiroko Yamanaka (far) with a straight r! ight hand in their featherweight matchup. Gomes earned a unanimous decision win after three rounds of battle. Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
Sarah D’Alelio (left) executed her takedowns effectively enough to neutralize the punching power of fellow bantamweight (135 pounds) Amanda Nunes (right). Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
Leslie Smith (left) and Raquel Pennington (right) exchanged powerful strikes on their feet for three straight rounds before Smith was declared the victor by unanimous decision. Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (left) tags old rival Alexis Davis (right) with a right hand in their much-anticipated rematch to a 2010 meeting. Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
In the third round, a bloodied Davis (left) put Baszler (right) to sleep with a rear-naked choke, avenging the 2010 loss to Baszler. Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
In the main event and first-ever Invicta FC strawweight (115 pounds) championship fight, Carla Esparza (left) was able to repeatedly take Bec Hyatt (right) down, but unable to finish the tenacious Australian. Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
Hyatt (left) lands a left hand to the chin of Esparza (right). Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
Esparza (right) with her hands raised and the Invicta FC strawweight championship belt around her waist after being awarded a unanimous decision victory after five rounds of action. Photo Credit: Esther Lin / Invicta Fighting Championships
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