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Leslie Smith vs. Raquel Pennington Added to Invicta FC 4

With the addition of a twelfth fight, Invicta FC is ready for their first show of 2013.

A main card bantamweight fight between Leslie Smith (4-2-1) and Raquel Pennington (3-2) has been confirmed for Invicta FC 4.

"Leslie and Raquel have both proven to be ferocious and determined competitors in the Invicta FC cage, so we are excited to be able to match them up against each other and create what should be a barnburner of a fight," said Shannon Knapp.

Smith makes her third appearance for the promotion. Her first was a draw and in the rematch, Smith landed a TKO win in the second round. Pennington was working on a several fight win streak, when it was ended by submission at the last Invicta show.

The main event will see the first strawweight champion crowned.

The main card is expected to stream at on January 5. The event takes place from the Memorial Hall in Kansas.

The Invicta FC 4 main card is as follows.


Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha for the inaugural strawweight title

Shayna Baszler vs. Alexis Davis

Sarah D'Alelio vs. Amanda Nunes

Ediane Gomes vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Hyatt

Raquel Pennington vs. Leslie Smith

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