Invicta FC 6 staff picks

It’s ladies’ night as several of the world’s top female mixed martial artists gather in Kansas City for Invicta FC 6. Will Cris Cyborg continue her reign of terror? Will Leslie Smith keep the peace? Will Jessica Penne get back on track after losing her atomweight title in April? We attempt to answer these questions and more in’s Invicta FC 6 staff picks.

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

Invicta 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. Invicta FC 5 staff picks

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Invicta FC 5 takes place Friday at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. The event is headlined with an Atomweight title fight as Jessica Penne puts her title on the line against Michelle Waterson. In the co-headliner Barb Honchak and Vanessa Porto square off for Invicta’s inaugural Flyweight title. The staff weighs in with their thoughts and predictions on each of the main card bouts.

Undefeated Lauren Taylor replaces injured Amanda Nunes against Kaitlin Young at Invicta FC 5

Undefeated knockout artist Lauren Taylor (5-0) of Anchorage, Alaska will now face Kaitlin Young (7-7-1) at Invicta FC 5 on Friday, April 5, at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.