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Sunday, Jan 06, 2013

Invicta FC 4: Carla Esparza Outscores Bec Hyatt to Claim Strawweight Title

A victorious Esparza (photo via Esther Lin / Invicta FC)

By FCF Staff

Here are the results from last night’s Invicta FC show in Kansas City, which saw Carla Esparza become the promotion’s first ever strawweight champion, by earning a unanimous decision win over Bec Hyatt.

In the card’s co-main-event, Alexis Davis avenged a 2010 decision loss to Shayna Baszler, by choking her out with a third round, rear-naked-choke.

Esparza trying to choke Hyatt (photo via Esther Lin / Invicta FC)

Invicta FC 4 Results:

Strawweight Championship
Carla Esparza def. Bec Hyatt via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

Alexis Davis def. Shayna Baszler via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – R3, 0:58
Leslie Smith def. Raquel Pennington via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sarah D’Alelio def. Amanda Nunes via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Ediane Gomes def. Hiroko Yamanaka via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Joanne Calderwood def. Livia von Plettenberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Cassie Rodish def. Stephanie Frausto via TKO (strikes) – R3, 1:04
Tamikka Brents def. Amanda Bell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jodie Esquibel def. Liz McCarthy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Rose Namajunas def. Emily Kagan via submission (rear-naked choke) – R3, 3:44
Tecia Torres def. Paige VanZant via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Veronica Rothenhausler def. Katalina Malungahu via knockout (punch) – R1, 1:12
Laura Sanko def. Cassie Robb via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 1:07

Davis after choking out Baszler (photo via Esther Lin / Invicta FC)

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:50 am
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