Invicta FC looks to return for the first time in 2013 with their fourth show. Invicta FC 4 will consist of 12 fights with a main event to crown the first ever 115 pound strawweight champion.
The championship fight will headline the card as Claudia Gadelha (9-0) takes on Carla Esparza (8-2).
Gadelha will be making her Invicta FC debut. She is undefeated in her career where two of those wins came this year. Esparza will be making her third appearance for Invicta FC. She ended her previous two fights within two rounds by way of TKO.
In co-main event action, Strikeforce veterans Alexis Davis (12-5) and Shayna Baszler (15-7) are set to fight.
Other main card fights include Amanda Nunes (7-2) vs. Sarah D'Alelio (6-3), Hiroko Yamanaka (12-2) vs. Ediane Gomes (8-2) and Joanne Calderwood (4-0) vs. Bec Hyatt (4-1). Leslie Smith (4-2-1) will fight with an opponent yet to be announced.
Six fights are scheduled for the preliminary card. Those fights will be: Veronica Rothenhausler (0-0) vs. Katalina Malungahu (2-1), Stephanie Frausto (4-4) vs. Cassie Rodish (3-3), Tamikka Brents (1-0) vs. Amanda Bell (0-0), Jodie Esquibel (2-0) vs. Liz McCarthy (1-0), Emily Kagan (2-0) vs. Rose Namajunas (0-0) and Paige VanZant (2-0) vs. Tecia Torres (1-0).
Invicta FC 4 takes place January 5 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas. The card is expected to stream online as the previous ones have.
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