Carla Esparza vs Bec Hyatt Set For Invicta FC 4
MMA Junkie reports that a fight between Carla Esparza (8-2) and Bec Hyatt (4-1) has been made official for Invicta FC 4, which takes place on January 5 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. It will be available as an online PPV at invictafc.com.
Invicta has also named the replacement for Hyatt in her fight with Joanne Calderwood (4-0). Calderwood will now face Livia von Plettenberg (1-0).
Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp said: “Both Bec Hyatt’s and Carla Esparza’s willingness to take on a new opponent in such a high-stakes championship fight is extremely admirable and shows what true warriors are made of – they will fight anyone, anytime anywhere. By the same token, Joanne Calderwood and Liva von Plettenberg should be commended for accepting the bout against each other on such short notice. They have a tremendous warrior’s spirit and it will show on fight night.“
Hyatt is the first Australian fighter in Invicta. She won four straight fights in 2012 which include three stoppages. This will be her debut. Esparza has three straight wins, including two TKO wins in a row.
Here’s the full card:
MAIN CARD (invictafc.com):
Carla Esparza vs. Bec Hyatt – for inaugural strawweight title
Shayna Baszler vs. Alexis Davis
Raquel Pennington vs. Leslie Smith
Sarah D’Alelio vs. Amanda Nunes
Ediane Gomes vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
Joanne Calderwood vs. Livia von Plettenberg
PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised):
Katalina Malungahu vs. Veronica Rothenhausler
Stephanie Frausto vs. Cassie Rodish
Amanda Bell vs. Tamikka Brents
Jodie Esquibel vs. Liz McCarthy
Emily Kagan vs. Rose Namajunas
Tecia Torres vs. Paige VanZant