Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith has signed a multi-fight extension with Invicta FC on the heels of her second-career Invicta FC “Fight of the Night” performance. Smith will be making a drop from bantamweight to flyweight when she faces the hard-hitting Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 6 on July 13. Invicta officials announced the move earlier today.
“We are excited to bring Leslie under the Invicta Fighting Championships umbrella for the long-term and to watch her compete in a new weight class that is becoming super competitive in our promotion,” said Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp.
Smith’s Invicta FC 6 bout with Jennifer Maia will have added incentive as the bout will serve as a title eliminator for Barb Honchak’s Invicta FC flyweight title.
Invicta FC 6 will be headlined by the inaugural Invicta FC featherweight title fight as Marloes Coenen takes on Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. The online PPV will also feature an Invicta FC strawweight battle as champion Carla Esparza takes on Ayaka Hamasaki. Invicta FC 6 takes place July 13 at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
Invicta FC 6 Fight Card:
Main Card (Online PPV 10PM ET)
- Inaugural Featherweight Title: Marloes Coenen vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
- Invicta FC Strawweight Title: Carla Esparza (c) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki
- Sarah D’Alelio vs. Lauren Taylor
- Leslie Smith vs. Jennifer Maia
- Jessica Penne vs. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Claudia Gadelha
- Julia Budd vs. Ediane Gomes
- Bec Hyatt vs. Mizuki Inoue
- Miriam Nakamoto vs. Duda Yankovich
Preliminary Card (Online PPV 8PM ET)
- Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
- Ashley Cummins vs. Emily Kagan
- Mollie Estes vs. Veronica Rothenhausler
- Laura Sanko vs. Livia Von Plettenberg
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