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Invicta FC 4 Results: Carla Esparza crowned strawweight champion

There are countless bars and clubs across the nation featuring some form of “Ladies Night”. However, the women getting down on Saturday evening at Invicta FC 4 weren’t looking for drink specials so much as dropping their foes and did their dancing inside a cage instead of on the floor.

The card featured the organization’s crowning of a strawweight champion in a clash between Bec Hyatt-Carla Esparza as well as action from top female fighters including Amanda Nunes, Hiroko Yamanaka, and Shayna Baszler.

Esparza came out with her hand raised in the title-fight to improve her overall record of 9-2 with six stoppages to her credit. The victory was her fourth in a row, while the loss snapped Hyatt’s four-fight winning streak. The success came after Esparza’s superior wrestling allowed her to control the bout and pick up a decision win.

Read below for a full list of Invicta FC 4 results:

Laura Marcusse-Sanko def. Cassie Robb via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Veronica Rothenhausler def. Katalina Malungahu via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Tecia Torres defeats Paige VanZant via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rose Namajunas def. Emily Kagan via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Jodie Esquibel def. Liz McCarthy via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Tamikka Brents def. Amanda Bell via Unanimous Decision (29-28×3)
Cassie Rodish def. Stephanie Frausto via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Joanne Calderwood def. Livia Von Plettenberg via Unanimous Decision (30-27×2, 30-26)
Ediane Gomes def. Hiroko Yamanaka via Unanimous Decision (29-28×2, 30-27)
Sarah D’Alelio def.  Amanda Nunes via Unanimous Decision (30-26×3)
Leslie Smith def. Raquel Pennington via Unanimous Decision (29-28×3)
Alexis Davis def Shayna Baszler via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Carla Esparza def. Bec Hyatt by Unanimous Decision (50-45 x3)


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