During this week of InvictaFC 3, we will preview the 14 fights of the card. You can watch InvictaFC 3 this Saturday at 4 p.m. pacific/7 p.m. eastern live and free on InvictaFC.com.
Two of the sports most dedicated fighters will battle as Tara LaRosa will take on Brazil’s Vanessa Porto.
LaRosa (21-2) has been pretty much unstoppable in her decade in the sport. With the exception of one TKO loss to Jennifer Howe, not one has come close to finishing her. She was on a 15-0 run until her split decision loss to Roxanne Modafferi. She submistted her past two opponents.
Porto (14-5) is coming off a submission loss to Sarah D’Alleio after winning her past four fights. The seven year vet of the sport is a legend in Brazil, only losing to some of the best Brazil has to offer.
In a battle of top flyweights, Barb Honchak will take on Aisling Daly.
Honchak (6-2) has been on a five fight win streak and is steadily climbing to the top of the division. Currently ranked #3 in the world of 125ers, a win would solidify her argument to be a contender for an Invicta flyweight belt.
Daly (13-3) has taken on the best in the division with some success. Before her recent decision loss to Rosi Sexton, she was on a three fight win streak, and is the current NAAFS flyweight champ.
One of the best MMA matches of the year will see round 4 come InvictaFC 3. Leslie Smith (3-2-1) and Kaitlin Young (7-6-1) will go at it in a rematch of their split draw from InvictaFC 1.
Smith is battle back from injury, while Young is recovering from a loss to Liz Carmouche. Can the rematch equal or top their first fight?