When Cat Zingano (6-0) signed with Strikeforce, it left Leslie Smith (3-2-1) with no opponent for Invicta 3. Kim Connor-Hamby (4-0) has been named as her replacement.
“I’m very excited to be fighting with all the big names that are on this Invicta FC card,” said Connor-Hamby. “My hands are where it’s at. I want to show everyone what a woman can do with boxing inside the cage, and I do not want to go to the ground at all in this fight.”
Connor-Hamby makes her debut for Invicta FC after going undefeated in AXC. She lost fought in April 2010. Smith makes her return to Invicta FC after she fought to a draw at the company’s debut show in April of this year. She earned “Fight of the Night” honors for her performance.
Other fights scheduled for the card include: Jessica Penne (9-1) vs. Naho Sugiyama, Shayna Baszler (14-7) vs. Sarah D’Alelio (6-2) and Sarah Kaufman (15-2) vs. Kaitlin Young (7-6-1).
Invicta FC 3 takes place October 6 in from Kansas and is expected to stream online for free.