WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OPPONENTS
CARLA ESPARZA AND BEC HYATT
SUBMISSION WIZARD SHAYNA BASZLER,
TOP RANKED ALEXIS DAVIS
& ALL THE FIGHTERS TO WEIGH IN
Friday, Jan. 4, 5 p.m. CT, Aladdin Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City
Open To The Public
Live Stream On InvictaFC.com
WHO: Main event world championship challenger Carla Esparza
Undefeated main event world championship challenger Bec Hyatt
Submission wizard Shayna Baszler
Top 10 ranked bantamweight Alexis Davis
Rising star Sarah D’Alelio
Power puncher Leslie Smith
Kansas City upstart Laura Marcusse-Sanko
& All The Main Card And Undercard Fighters
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 4, at 5 p.m. CT
WHERE: Aladdin Holiday Inn
1215 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO., 64105
WHAT: All 26 fighters participating in Saturday’s Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall will weigh in on Friday. The weigh in is open to the public, free of charge, and will stream live on InvictaFC.com
In the main event and first-ever Invicta FC world strawweight (115 pounds) championship fight, red-hot Carla Esparza (8-2) of Redondo Beach, Calif. will face off with rising star “Rowdy” Bec Hyatt (4-1) of Brisbane, Australia.
In the bantamweight (135 pounds) co-main event, crowd-pleasing submission ace Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (15-7) of Sioux Falls, S.D. will battle fellow top-ranked star Alexis Davis (12-5) of Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.
Power puncher Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (4-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif. will square off with submission specialist Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (3-2-1) of Colorado Springs, Colo. at bantamweight.
Hard-hitting KO artist Amanda “Lioness of the Ring” Nunes (7-2) of Salvador Bahia, Brazil will take on submission specialist Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (6-3) of San Jose, Calif. at bantamweight.
JEWELS star Hiroko Yamanaka (12-2) of Kisarazu, Japan will battle Invicta FC 3 winner Ediane Gomes (8-2) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in a featherweight (145 pounds) contest.
Unbeaten Matt Lindland-protégé and European Muay Thai Champion Livia von Plettenberg (1-0) of Vienna, Austria will meet undefeated Joanne Calderwood (4-0) of Glasgow, Scotland at strawweight.
After scoring her second consecutive, five-second KO on July 8, Veronica Rothenhausler (0-0) of Reno, Nev. will make her much-anticipated professional debut on the preliminary card against fellow heavy-handed featherweight competitor Katalina Malungahu (2-1) of Las Vegas, Nev.
Laura Marcusse Sanko (0-0) of Kansas City will make her professional debut in the cage in an atomweight (105 pounds) matchup with Cassie Robb (0-0) Casper, Wyo
Doors at Memorial Hall open at 5 p.m. CST on Saturday and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the 13-bout event, priced from $25, are on sale at Memorial Hall box office (913) 549-4853), online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
The live, free-of-charge stream of the event will begin on InvictaFC.com at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST with the first preliminary card bout and continue with the seven-bout main card.
About Invicta Fighting Championships:
Invicta Fighting Championships (www.InvictaFC.com) is a world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.
Mike Afromowitz (917) 566-8754, email@example.com