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Invicta FC 5 Update: Julia Budd vs. Mollie Estes Set with Veronica Rothenhausler Injured

An injury to Veronica Rothenhausler has forced a late change to the Invicta FC 5 fight card as Mollie Estes meets Julia Budd. Invicta officials informed MMAFrenzy of the change up on Monday.

Budd comes into the event after two impressive wins in 2012 with Invicta. This is the third opponent Budd has been paired with on the card after two previous opponents were changed. Budd’s opponent, Estes, is 1-1 as a pro but 7-1 as an amateur.

The Invicta FC 5 online PPV will be headlined by the promotions atomweight champion Jessica Penne defending her title against “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson. The promotion’s fifth billing will take place at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Invicta FC 5 will also feature the promotional debuts of Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Sarah Kaufman.

Main Card (Online PPV)

  • Invicta FC Atomweight Championship: Jessica Penne (10-1) vs. Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (10-3)
  • Inaugural Invicta FC Flyweight Championship: Vanessa Porto (15-5) vs. Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (7-2)
  • 145: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (10-1) vs. Fiona Muxlow (6-2)
  • 135: Sarah Kaufman (15-2) vs. Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (5-2-1)
  • 125: Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto Gurgel (12-2) vs. Jennifer Maia (6-2-1)
  • 135: Kaitlin Young (7-7-1) vs. Lauren Taylor (5-0)
  • 145: Julia “The Jewel” Budd (4-2) vs. Mollie Estes (1-1)
  • 115: Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt (4-2) vs. Jasminka “Impressive” Cive (5-0)

Preliminary Card

  • 105: “Sassy” Cassie Rodish (4-3) vs. Simona Soukupova (3-2-1)
  • 135: Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (2-0) vs. Miriam Nakamoto (1-0)
  • 115: Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpaa (7-0-1) vs. Juliana “Ju Thai” Carneiro Lima (5-0)
  • 105: Alex Chambers (3-1) vs. Jodie Esquibel (3-0)
  • 115: “Thug” Rose Namajunas (1-0) vs. Kathina “Kill Switch” Catron (2-1)


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