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Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza Battle for Strawweight Title at ‘Invicta 4’

Written by Tom Ngo
November 23rd, 2012
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A million dollars to the first reader who can tell me which weight class constitutes the strawweight division. Too late, it’s the 115-pounders.

How do I know? Because Claudia Gadelha (Pictured) and Carla Esparza will battle to become Invicta’s inaugural strawweight champion in the promotion’s fourth show.

A bantamweight tilt between Shayna Baszler and Alexis Davis serves as the co-featured attraction.

Invicta FC 4 takes place January 5th inside Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. No word on how the all-women’s mixed martial arts promotion plans on making the fights available for viewing.

Here is the event’s current roster:

Preliminary Card:

Tecia Torres vs. Paige VanZant

Emily Kagan vs. Rose Namajunas

Jodie Esquibel vs. Liz McCarthy

Amanda Bell vs. Tamikka Brents

Stephanie Frausto vs. Cassie Rodish

Katalina Malungahu vs. Veronica Rothenhausler

Main Card:

Leslie Smith vs. TBD

Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Hyatt

Ediane Gomes vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

Sarah D’Alelio vs. Amanda Nunes

Shayna Baszler vs. Alexis Davis

Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha (Inaugural strawweight title)

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