On Saturday, Nov. 1, Invicta Fighting Championships will head to the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa for Invicta FC 9.
In the night’s main event, Invicta flyweight champion Barb Honchak will make the second defense of her 125-pound title as she squares off with Japan’s Takayo Hashi. Honchak captured Invicta gold at Invicta FC 5 in April 2013 and extended her current winning streak to eight with a one-sided performance against current UFC fighter Leslie Smith in December. Hashi, a former Strikeforce title challenger, will be making her Invicta FC debut. The 36-year-old is unbeaten in her last three fights, topping veterans Roxanne Modafferi and Shizuka Sugiyama along the way.
The night’s co-main event will feature the Invicta return of Japanese strawweight Mizuki Inoue, who welcomes unbeaten Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz to the Invicta cage. The 20-year-old Inoue bested Ultimate Fighter 20 cast member Bec Rawlings at IFC 6 last July and most recently submitted Emi Tomimatsu under the Jewels banner in August. Kowalkiewicz took her record to 5-0 in May, submitting Invicta veteran Jasminka Cive in the first round at KSW 27.
Also on the card, Ayaka Hamasaki will make her second Invicta appearance, but at atomweight. She’ll take on Brazil’s Herica Tiburcio, who will be making her promotional debut. Hamasaki made a successful debut at 105 pounds in August with a first-round TKO finish of former Invicta title challenger Naho Sugiyama. The 22-year-old Tiburcio enters the fight riding a three-fight winning streak. Six of her eight career wins have come via submission.
The 10-fight event will stream live via the UFC’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass.
Invicta FC 9 Fight Card
Flyweight Title Fight: Champion Barb Honchak (9-2, Iowa) vs. Takayo Hashi (15-4-1, Japan)
Strawweight: Mizuki Inoue (8-2, Japan) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (5-0, Poland)
Atomweight: Ayaka Hamasaki (10-1, Japan) vs. Herica Tiburcio (8-2, Brazil)
Bantamweight: Kaitlin Young (7-8-1, California) vs. Cindy Dandois (5-1, Belgium)
Atomweight: Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (8-7, Oklahoma) vs. Jodie Esquibel (4-1, New Mexico)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (3-1, New Mexico) vs. Liz McCarthy (2-1, Oregon)
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (2-2, Oregon) vs. Maria Hougaard-Djursaa (5-5, Denmark)
Flyweight: Shannon Sinn (1-1, Colorado) vs. Andrea K. Lee (1-0, Lousiana)
Strawweight: Jenny Liou Shriver (2-0, Idaho) vs. Jamie Moyle (Pro Debut, Nevada)
Bantamweight: Kelly McGill (1-0, California) vs. Maegan Goodwin (Pro Debut, Oklahoma)