Invicta FC 6 gets new co-main event, Claudia Gadelha vs. Ayaka Hamasaki on tap

Invicta FC CrestInvicta FC women’s strawweight champ Carla Esparza (9-2) has been forced to withdraw from her upcoming Invicta FC 6 matchup against Ayaka Hamasaki due to a leg injury.

Claudia Gadelha (9-0) has agreed to step in and fight Hamasaki in the co-main event.

Gadelha was originally slated to face Joanne Calderwood, but now Calderwood will face newcomer Sarah Schneider (6-0) on the Invicta FC 6 card.

The main event will feature the inaugural Invicta FC featherweight title fight between Cris Cyborg (11-1, 1NC) and Marloes Coenen (21-5). The bout will be a rematch from a 2010 bout in which Cyborg won via third round TKO.

Other Invicta FC 6 bouts can be found below:

  • Sarah D’Alelio (7-3) vs. Lauren Taylor (6-0)
  • Leslie Smith (5-3-1) vs. Jennifer Maia (7-2)
  • Jessica Penne (10-2) vs. Nicdali Riveral-Calanoc (8-6)
  • Ediane Gomes (10-2) vs. Julia Budd (5-2)
  • “Rowdy” Bec Hyatt (5-2) vs. Mizuki Inoue (5-1)
  • Miriam Nakamoto (1-0) vs. Duda Yankovich (1-1)
  • Rose Namajunas (2-0) vs. Tecia Torres (2-0)
  • Ashley Cummins (3-1) vs. Emily Kagan (2-1)
  • Veronica Rothenhausler (1-0) vs. Mollie Estes (1-2)
  • Cassie Robb (0-1) vs. Livia Von Plettenberg (1-1)

Tickets priced from $35 and can be purchased online at The Invicta FC 6 event will take place at the Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Saturday, July 13.

Stay tuned to for more Invicta FC 6 news and coverage.

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