Invicta FC has only been around for nine months, but they already have made an impact in the growing field of females competing in MMA. At their last show, Carla Esparza (9-2) became their first strawweight champion. The women’s wrestling All American sees Invicta FC as helping females move in the right direction.
“Invicta has done such major things for this sport and I think the growth of women’s MMA has just been amazing the last two or three years,” said MMA Interviews. “Since I’ve been in the sport, I’ve seen so much growth with Invicta doing all these great things.”
After two losses out of Bellator, Esparza made the switch to Invicta FC where she used her fist to stop Sarah Schneider and Lynn Alvarez. At the promotion’s fourth show, Esparza dominated Bec Hyatt for five rounds with all three judges scoring the fight 50-45 to crown her the inaugural srawweight champion.
Esparza won’t be competing at the next show, but will be attendance. She believes her first title defense will be at Invicta FC’s fifth show.