It was a full night of action that had its highs and lows from Kansas City as Invicta FC returned for their seventh event. Before the event even started there was some turmoil. Claudia Gadelha was rushed to the hospital after weigh-ins with a bacterial infection. She was forced to withdraw from her title fight with Carla Esparaza.
Invicta FC 7 takes place at the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, MO this evening and will broadcast live on Pay-Per-View. Three titles are on the line as Barb Honchak and Carla Esparza defend their belts and a new bantamweight champion will be crowned when Miriam Nakamoto and Lauren Murphy tangle for the title.
It started off a little rough at Invicta FC weigh-ins this afternoon. The first two fighters both missed weight as Munah Holland came in at 128.0 and Nina Ansaroff was a 0.75 over the 126 pound mandate for the flyweight fight. After that it was smooth sailing as the remainder of the women hit their mark in preparation for tomorrow night’s Invicta FC 7.
Invicta FC returns to Kansas City for their seventh event with a loaded line up. Shannon Knapp has put together three championship bouts including the crowning of their first bantamweight champion. Many eyes will be on the promotion as they have been idle for the last five months. Turmoil inside the company have garnered attention but Knapp’s focus remains on her athletes that will go out and perform Saturday nig
The Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith PPV event is set for Saturday, December 7, and will take place from the Star Pavilion in Kansas City. The video will take you behind the scenes of Invicta flyweight champion Barb Honchak as she readies to defend her title against challenger Leslie Smith in the main event.
Women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships will return to Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City with a stacked, nine-bout event featuring three world title fights, including a main event showdown between reigning flyweight champion Barb Honchak (8-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa and three-time “Fight of the Night” winner Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (6-3-1) of Pleasanton, Calif.