Invicta FC will return on Jan 5 with the first ever strawweight champion (115lbs) being crowned for the organization, as well as several other bout confirmed for the New Year card.

In the main event, Carla Esparza will face Claudia Gadelha for the Invicta strawweight belt, as the promotion continues to introduce titles into their fold.

Esparza was originally slated to face Ayaka Hamasaki for the belt, but the Japanese fighter has been removed for the show for unknown reasons.

Instead, Esparza will now face undefeated Brazilian fighter Claudia Gadelha for the new title on Jan 5.

In addition to the title fight, a bantamweight showdown has been confirmed by the promotion as well.

As first reported by MMAWeekly.com, Alexis Davis will look to tack another win on her record as she faces Shayna Baszler on the upcoming Invicta FC 4 card.

Also added to the show is a bout between Amanda Nunes and Sarah D’Alelio as well as Hiroko Yamanaka facing off against Ediane Gomes.

Joanne Calderwood takes on Bec Hyatt, and in her MMA debut Veronica Rothenhausler will take on Katalina Malangahu.

Leslie Smith is also expected to compete on the card, but her original opponent former Strikeforce women’s champion Sarah Kaufman suffered an injury and will be unable to fight on the Jan 5 show.

Tickets for Invicta FC 4 go on sale Monday, Nov 26 for the upcoming card at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Women’s MMA Report: Jedrzejczyk-Gadelha II set, ‘Cyborg’ retains Invicta FC title

  • 16 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set for her next title defense, and it comes against a familiar foe. Get the latest on that bout and other recent happenings in the Women’s MMA Report.F read news >>

Fight Night Johnson vs. Bader Weigh-In Results

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 views

Results from the weigh-ins at UFC Fight Night New Jersey headlined by the UFC light heavyweight fight between No. 2 Anthony Johnson and No. 4 Ryan Bader which airs live on FOX Saturday, January 30 at read news >>

UFC on FOX 18 Video Highlights: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader

  • 14 days ago
  • 5 views

Light heavyweight contenders Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader headlined the UFC on FOX 18 fight card on Saturday. Watch the video highlights of their 205-pound clash. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 82: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

  • 7 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC Fight Night 82 is set for Saturday, February 6. The event is headlined by a welterweight showdown between former champion Johny Hendricks and the up-and-coming Stephen Thompson. Hendricks recentl read news >>

Karolina Kowalkiewicz volunteers following ex-champ Carla Esparza's open call

  • 3 days ago
  • 7 views

Former champion Carla Esparza wants an opponent, and fellow UFC strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz is willing to oblige.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova Weigh-in Video Replay

  • 29 days ago
  • 126 views

The sixteen fighters competing on the Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova fight card on Saturday officially weighed in at the Punishment Training Center on Friday. read news >>

Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova Weigh-In Results – Title Fights Officially Set

  • 29 days ago
  • 22 views

The fourteen female fighters competing on Saturday's Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova fight card officially weighed in on Friday in California. read news >>

Invicta FC champ 'Cyborg' Justino up to 163.8 pounds for tonight's headliner

  • 28 days ago
  • 19 views

A little more than a half day after weighing in at 144.6 pounds for tonight’s Invicta FC 15 event, featherweight champion Cristiane Justino has rehydrated and gained 19.2 pounds.Filed under: News, Vi read news >>

Amber Leibrock Making Most of Her Pro Move Heading into Invicta FC 15

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Amber Leibrock's first pro victory was a big one, and she intends to follow it up with another impressive performance at Invicta FC 15 on Saturday night. read news >>

Amber Brown Sees Lisa Ellis as Next Step to an Invicta FC Title in 2016

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

Amber Brown wants to get an Invicta FC title in 2016, but she knows that Saturday night's fight with Lisa Ellis comes first. read news >>