MENU
#Conor McGregor #UFC 216 #Tony Ferguson #GSP #Nate Diaz #Kevin Lee #Michael Bisping #Nick Diaz #Holly Holm #Fight Night Rotterdam #Demetrious Johnson #Anderson Silva


Leslie_SmithLeslie Smith made her flyweight debut at Invicta FC 6, winning by unanimous decision against Jennifer Maia on July 13.  Her next fight in the new weight class will be against champion Barb Honchak later this year.

Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp announced the match-up during the Invicta FC 6 post-fight press conference.

Prior to making the drop down to the flyweight division, Smith lost an extremely close split decision to Sarah Kaufman, a fight Smith felt she won.

“My sense of redemption will come when I beat Sarah Kaufman,” she said.  But the title shot opportunity at flyweight will keep her in the 125-pound division.  “That’s very good incentive to say in this weight class.”

Smith (6-3-1) is anticipating a tough match-up with the titleholder, but doesn’t expect to see anything she hasn’t already faced.

“Barb’s name is ‘Little Warrior,’ so I expect she’s going to bring it.  I think that she’s solid in all areas, but Jennifer Maia was solid in all areas,” said Smith during the Invicta FC 6 post-fight press conference.

“I’m expecting Barb, she’s not champion for no reason, so I’m sure she’s the full package, but I doubt there’s going to be a whole lot that I haven’t dealt with yet,” she added.

Honchak (8-2) became the flyweight champion by defeating Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 5 on April 5.  The fight with Smith will be her first title defense.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Get To Know TUF Cast: Lauren Murphy

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

Lauren Murphy, a former Invicta FC bantamweight champion with four UFC fights to her name, didn’t feel like an MMA veteran earlier this year. Then she joined the cast of The Ultimate Fighter and ever read news >>

Georges St-Pierre: If Michael Bisping expects same ol' GSP, 'it's a big mistake on his part'

  • 26 days ago
  • 57 views

Georges St-Pierre vows to come out aggressively looking to finish middleweight champ Michael Bisping at UFC 217.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Unbeaten Invicta FC vet Aspen Ladd joins UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

  • 22 days ago
  • 17 views

After an unsuccessful first try, undefeated Aspen Ladd is slated again for her UFC debut.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Rory MacDonald expects competitive Bellator title fight vs. Douglas Lima – but also a finish

  • 18 days ago
  • 16 views

Rory MacDonald does believe his second Bellator bout vs. champ Douglas Lima will be more competitive than his debut, but it will end the same.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Andrea Lee talks USADA rule that scrapped UFC 216 debut, clears air on previously failed drug test

  • 15 days ago
  • 36 views

Former Invicta FC flyweight champ Andrea Lee has entered the USADA testing pool, though she’d rather her addition have been less dramatic.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Get to know TUF Cast: Barb Honchak

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

Widely considered to be the best flyweight in women’s MMA and one of the best in the sport, pound-for-pound, Honchak was the Invicta FC champion and seemingly on her way to big things before life got read news >>

Former Invicta FC Champion Advances Closer to UFC Title on TUF 26 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 15 views

After back-to-back weeks of upsets on The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion, one of the favorites reminded everyone that Cinderella stories are rare. Former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Ho read news >>

Invicta FC strikes talent-sharing agreement with Japanese stalwart Pancrase

  • 7 days ago
  • 4 views

All-female MMA promotion Invicta FC is pairing up with Pancrase to share fighters.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC champ Daniel Cormier now targets 2018 for title defense against Volkan Oezdemir

  • 5 days ago
  • 15 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier expects to defend his title in early 2018, facing upstart Volkan Oezdemir in his first challenge since being re-crowned as the titleholder.Filed under: N read news >>

Heather Hardy Expects to Face a 'Killer' at Bellator 185 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 hours ago
  • 8 views

Heather Hardy (1-0) will seek to keep her momentum going when she takes on Kristina Williams (0-0) in a 125-pound bout at Bellator 185 on Friday. read news >>