Invicta FC 4 fighters are extremely fan friendly and social media savvy. Here's a look at the Invicta FC 4 fighters, analysts and ring girls to follow on Twitter:
In the main event and first-ever Invicta FC strawweight (115 pounds) world championship bout, “Rowdy" Bec Hyatt (4-1) of Brisbane, Australia will collide with Carla Esparza (8-2).
Hyatt will be making her U.S. debut. Esparza, a veteran of such promotions as Bellator and Invicta FC, comes into the fight as a heavy favorite. Follow Hyatt at @rowdybec, and Esparza's Twitter handle is @carlaesparza1.
In the bantamweight (135 pounds) co-main event, Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (15-7) fights Alexis Davis (12-5). The winner may fight Ronda Rousey in the UFC, or possibly get a shot at the first ever Invicta FC bantamweight title. Follow Davis @alexisdavisMMA, and check out Baszler's page @QoSBaszler.
Also on the main card, Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (4-2-1) squares off against Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (3-2-1) of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Smith hopes to prove she's a legitimate top five bantamweight contender, while Pennington wants to show the world she can hold her own against a heavy-handed veteran. Check out Smith @lesliesmith_gf, and enjoy Pennington's page @Rpennington020.
Additionally, Hiroko Yamanaka (12-2) fights the always entertaining Ediane Gomes (8-2) in a featherweight (145 pounds) contest. Gomes' Twitter page is @IndiaGomesMMA.
Also on the main card, Livia von Plettenberg (1-0) squares off against Joanne Calderwood (4-0) at strawweight. Calderwood, who was originally supposed to fight Bec Hyatt, has a. exciting Twitter feed, @badmofo_jojo.
Another fun bout at Invicta FC 4 pits Veronica Rothenhausler (0-0) in her pro debut against Katalina Malungahu (2-1). Rothenhausler's Twitter page is @veronicafights, while Malungahu tweets from @KatalinaMMA.
Invicta FC 4 preliminary card
- Stephanie Frausto (4-4) and Cassie Rodish (3-3) are set to do battle.
- Tamikka Brents (1-0) squares off against Amanda Bell (0-0) of Medford, Ore. at featherweight.
- Jodie Esquibel (2-0) fights Liz McCarthy (1-0) at atomweight.
- Emily Kagan (2-0) battles Rose Namajunas (0-0) in a strawweight matchup.
- Paige VanZant (2-0) battles Tecia Torres (1-0) at strawweight.
- Laura Sanko (0-0) fights Cassie Robb (0-0).
Also be sure to follow the official Invicta FC Twitter page (@invictafights), Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp (@shanknapp), and Invicta FC 4 color commentators Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter), King Mo Lawal (@kingmofh) and Bas Rutten (@basruttenmma).
Invicta FC 4 takes place on Jan. 5 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.