According to a report Monday on ProMMAInsider.com, Invicta Fighting Championships has finally revealed their final card for the upcoming Invicta FC 5 which will take place April 5, 2013, in Kansas City, MO. The event will consist of 14 fights.
Headling the main card, which will consist of nine fights, will be a pair of championship bouts. In the atomweight division, reigning titleholder Jessica Penne (10-1) defends her title against the "Karate Hottie" Michelle Waterson (10-3). Squaring of for the right to be the very first flyweight title holder are Vanessa Porto (15-5) and Barb Honchak (7-2).
"We are excited about entering a new chapter in Invicta FC history that consists of a partnership with one of the finest and most impressive entertainment venues in the country as well as our first world championship doubleheader card that is loaded with world-class women's fight talent," said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp.
Also adding to the excitement of what promises to be a great night of action, Zoila Gurgel (12-2) makes her much anticipated debut for the promotion against Brazilian Jennifer Maia (6-2) and former Strikeforce queen Sarah Kaufman (15-2) will meet the challenge of Invicta FC veteran Leslie Smith (5-2-1).
As mentioned before, Invicta FC 5 will be held in Kansas City at the Ameristar Casino Hotel. Tickets for the event will be on sale soon. The complete card for Invicta FC 5 is as follows:
Atomweight Championship: Jessica Penne vs. Michelle Waterson
Flyweight Championship: Barb Honchak vs. Vanessa Porto
Zoila Frausto Gurgel vs. Jennifer Maia
Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith
Amanda Nunes vs. Kaitlin Young
Julia Budd vs. Ediane Gomes
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc vs. Cassie Rodish
Bec Hyatt vs. Jasminka Cive
Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Juliana Carnerio Lima
Jessamyn Duke vs. Miriam Nakamoto
Alex Chambers vs. Jodie Esquibel
Rose Namajunas vs. Kathina Catron
Mollie Estes vs. Veronica Rothenhausler
Lauren Barefoot vs. River Jones