Rising MMA organization Invicta FC won’t waste any time in 2013 before putting on their first show of the year, announcing a January 5 event in Kansas City featuring a title-fight in addition to appearances from a number of the top female fighters in MMA. Headlining things, 115-pounder Carla Esparza will collide with unbeaten Claudia Gadelha to be named the inaugural Invicta FC strawweight champion.
Esparza holds an overall record of 8-2 including wins in her last three tilts. Six of her victories have involved some form of finish. Comparably, the 9-0 Gadelha is an accomplished BJJ practitioner who has tapped out six of her opponents.
Also confirmed for Invicta FC 4 were bouts between Shayna Baszler-Alexis Davis and Amanda Nunes-Sarah D’Alelio.
Read below for a full rundown of the card as announced thus far:
Veronica Rothenhausler vs. Katalina Malungahu
Leslie Smith vs. TBA
Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Hyatt
Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Ediane Gomes
Amanda Nunes vs. Sarah D’Alelio
Shayna Baszler vs. Alexis Davis
Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha
PHOTO CREDIT – INVICTA FC