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InvictaFC 9 Full Card Announced

invictafc 9 posterAfter announcing the main event of Barb Honchak taking on Takayo Hashi for the flyweight title, Invicta released the rest of their 9th card today and it is stacked.

The card sees the return of Japanese superstars Ayaka Hamasaki and Mizunki Inoue. Hamaski will take on Brazil’s Herica Tiburcio in what could be a #1 contenders match for the atomweight title. Inoue, the current DEEP-JEWELS 115 champion, will take on undefeated Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz in what could be a title eliminator for champion Katja Kankaanpää.

Among the young guns making their debuts include Tuff-n-uff tournament winner Jamie Moyle will take on TUF 20 hopeful Jenny Liou-Shriver; amateur phenom Andrea Lee taking on Shannon Sinn; and Kelly McGill facing Maegan Goodwin in Goodwin’s pro debut.

Two European vets are set to make their promotional debuts as Belgium’s Cindy Dandois will take on a returning Kaitlin Young, and Denmark’s Maria Hougaard-Djursaa taking on Amanda Bell.

Two atomweight matches were also announced with Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc taking on Jodie Esquibel, and Amber Brown making her promotional debut against Liz McCarthy.

The event will be November 1 in Davenport, Iowa, and will be available live on UFC Fight Pass.

Here is the full fight card:

Main Event

Barb Honchak (9-2; champion) vs. Takayo Hashi (15-4) – flyweight title

Co- Main Event

  • 115 – Mizuki Inoue (8-2) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (5-0)

Main Card

  • 105 – Ayaka Hamasaki (10-1) vs. Herica Tiburcio (8-2)
  • 135 – Kaitlin Young (7-8-1) vs. Cindy Dandois (5-1)
  • 105 – Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (8-7) vs. Jodie Esquibel (4-1)
  • 105 – Amber Brown (3-1) vs. Liz McCarthy (2-1)
  • 145 – Amanda Bell (2-2) vs. Maria Hougaard-Djursaa (5-5)
  • 125 – Shannon Sinn (1-1) vs. Andrea K. Lee (1-0)
  • 115 – Jenny Liou Shriver (2-0) vs. Jamie Moyle (0-0)
  • 135 – Kelly McGill (1-0) vs. Maegan Goodwin (0-0)

Barb Honchak to Defend her Title Against Takayo Hashi at InvictaFC 9


InvictaFC flyweight champion Barb Honchak will be fighting in her hometown as she takes on Japanese vet Takayo Hashi at InvictaFC 9 in Davenport, Iowa November 1.

Honchak (9-2) has been on a roll since her split decision loss to TUF 20’s Angela Magana. She has won eight straight including wins over a who’s who of the women’s divisions. She defeated UFC fighter Leslie Smith in her first title defense. Honchak has been training with UFC fighter Cat Zingano to prepare her for her fight this week.

Former Strikeforce title contender Hashi (15-4-1) has seen a resurgence since dropping back to 125. She has gone unbeaten in her last three fights, with wins over Roxanne Modafferi and Shizuka Sugiyama ; the latter she won the DEEP-JEWELS title.

We are expecting the complete InvictaFC 9 card to be announced Tuesday.

The fights will stream on UFC Fight Pass Nov. 1.