The Invicta Fighting Championship returns to the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri for Invicta FC 7. Tonight’s card will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between champion Barb Honchak and Leslie Smith. The all-WMMA action will air live via PPV and online PPV.
The Invicta FC fight card was supposed to feature a total of three title fights but the Strawweight title fight between champion Carla Esparza and Claudia Gadelha had to be canceled after Gadelha had to be hospitalized due to illness. The card will now be co-headlined by the promotion’s inaugural bantamweight title fight that sees top prospects Lauren Murphy (formerly Lauren Taylor) taking on Muay Thai standout Miriam Nakamoto.
Tonight’s card will also feature a plethora of WMMA talent as Felice Herrig takes on the fast-rising Tecia Torres, talented striker Joanne Calderwood takes on Katja Kankaanpaa, and more. Be sure to tune in as coverage begins at 8PM ET.
Invicta FC 7 Results:
- Flyweight Title Fight: Barb Honchak def. Leslie Smith via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
- Strawweight Title Fight:
Carla Esparza (c) vs. Claudia Gadelha*
- Inaugural Bantamweight Title Fight: Lauren Murphy def. Miriam Nakamoto via TKO (injury) at 0:23 of Round 4
- Tecia Torres def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
- Joanne Calderwood def. Katja Kankaanpaa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Julia Budd def. Charmaine Tweet via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Vanessa Porto defeats Zoila Frausto Gurgel via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Tonya Evinger def. Sarah D’Alelio via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Nina Ansaroff def. Munah Holland via TKO (punches) at 3:54 of Round 2
*- Gadelha was hospitalized due to illness