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All Women's Promotion Invicta FC 4 To Crown First Strawweight champion

*rankings from frontiermma

Led by former Strikeforce executive, Shannon Knapp, Invicta FC is back with another stacked card in Kansas City. Headlining Invicta's fourth show of all women fights is the #4 Carla Esparza and undefeated Claudia Gadelha. Gadelha, has a missing fight on Sherdog in which she competed at 115. This will be her second fight at 115 and will be her toughest to date. Esparza was originally scheduled to compete with #3 Ayaka Hamasaki, but she had to defend her belt for Jewels in December.

The co-main is currently set for Josh Barnett Catch-as-Catch Can trained and #6 Shayna Baszler taking on Strikeforce standout #4 Alexis Davis at Bantamweight. In addition, one time Strikeforce Featherweight title challenger, #11 Hiroko Yamanaka takes on fast rising #9 Edianne Gomes in featherweight action.

Also on the card will be top strawweight prospects #8 Joanne "BADMOFO" Calderwood vs. Bec Hyatt. Click "BADMOFO" for gif.

Sarah Kaufman was slated to fight Leslie Smith, but had to pull out due to injury. A replacement for Leslie Smith is underway.

Fight Card (January 2013 exact date TBA)

115lbs- Carla Esparza vs Claudia Gadelha (1st Invicta Strawweight title)
135lbs- Alexis Davis vs. Shayna Baszler
135lbs- Leslie Smith vs. TBA *
145lbs- Ediene Gomes vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
115lbs- Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Hyatt
115lbs- Tecia Torres vs. Paige VanZant
105lbs- Liz McCarthy vs. Jodie Esquibel
* - not officially announced

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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