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1022_lgCatch up on the latest news on Invicta FC 6 taking place July 13 in Kansas City, Misouri. Fan favorite and spirited fighter Leslie “The Pacemaker” Smith faces off against Brazilian pro Jennifer Maia. Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp says this event is going to be “Invicta FC’s biggest fight card to date”!

Leslie “The Pacemaker” Smith will of Pleasanton California has signed a multi-fight agreement with the women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts and will face off against Jennifer Maia of Curitiba, Brazil at Invicta 6 on Saturday, July 13 in Kansas City, Missouri. Smith will drop from bantamweight (135lbs) to flyweight (125lbs) for this highly anticipated match up, sure to be an exciting one. An instant fan favorite, Smith has had two “Fight of the Night” performances, making her bout against Maia likely to be a number one contender’s matchup. Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp said of Smith, “She is a true warrior as is her opponent Jennifer Maia, so we are looking forward to an explosive matchup between two of the sport’s stars on what will be Invicta FC’s biggest fight card to date.”
Smith (5-3-1) fought in the inaugural Invicta FC event last April against fellow striker Kaitlin Young. Their close bout was declared a majority draw and set the stage for a rematch at Invicta FC 3 in October. Smith dominated in two rounds and won with relentless punches from mount position. After this win and another against her training partner Raquel “Rocky” Pennington at Invicta FC 4, Smith faced off against her toughest opponent to date at Invicta FC 5 when she fought former Strikeforce champion Kaufman. Although Kaufman was officially awarded a split decision, it was Smith who had the crowd’s support for that three-round fight.
Maia (7-2-1) has had an exciting pro career thus far with four first-round victories in Brazil. She made her U.S. debut at Invicta FC 5 where she had a Unanimous Decision win. The winner of the Invicta FC 6 matchup between Smith and Maia will have the opportunity for a title shot against current Invcita FC World Flyweight Champion Barb Honchak of Bettendorf, Iowa. All in all, Invicta FC 6 is shaping up to be one hell of an exciting event in women’s MMA!

Upcoming Fight

May 4: ”Little” Patricia Vidonic (7-5) moves up a weight class and faces off against Jessica “Black” Doerner (3-1) at Magic City Mayhem 2.

A wrap-up of Women’s Mixed Martial Arts news including UFC fight from April 13 between “Alpha” Cat Zigano and former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate. Invicta FC 6 headlining Cris Cyborg verses Marloes Coenen. Read on for a list of upcoming bouts for female mixed martial arts for the month.

NEWS
The UFC held its second female fight on April 13, Bantamweight “Alpha” Cat Zigano faced off against former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate. Zigano defeated Tate and will now move on to coach in “TUF 18” later this year opposite Ronda Rousey, current women’s Bantamweight UFC champion. Zigano won in Round 3 against Tate with a TKO, landing three knees and a standing elbow. Both Rousey and Zigano will serve as opposing coaches on “TUF 18” airing on FOX Sports 1 in September and are expected to face one another in a fight this coming December.
Invicta FC announced their next fight card taking place on July 13, in Kansas City, Mo. Invicta FC 6 will be headlining a rematch between former Strikeforce rivals Marloes Coenen and Cris Cyborg. This will be the first Invicta FC featherweight title event. It is a co-main event with Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza on the card against undefeated Jewels titleholder Ayaka Hamasaki. Also fighting on the card will be Fighter Girls own sponsored fighter Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc. She will be fighting against former atomweight champion Jessica Penne, sure be an exciting bout!

UPCOMING FIGHTS

April 26: Lena “Hunter” Ovchynnikova (8-2) vs. Fathia Mostafa (0-0) at Super Fight League 16. The event will be streamed live starting at 10:30am ET on SFL YouTube channel.

April 27: Sara McMann (6-0) vs. Sheila “The German Tank” Gaff (10-4-1) at UFC 159. This bout is on the preliminary card and will be begin at 8pm ET on FX.

April 27: Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (2-0) vs. Klaudia Apenit (1-1), Poland’s top female Bantamweight fighters face off at MMA Attack 3.

April 27: Erica Paes (1-1) vs. Gisele Maciel (1-1) at Gringo Super Fight. Guest referee Cris Cyborg will be there to see Paes fight after her 8-year break.

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