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Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza Injured, Off July Card

Invicta FC 6 has suffered a major loss with strawweight champion Carla Esparza out with a knee injury. She was set to meet Ayaka Hamasaki on the upcoming card.

As a result, Claudia Gadelha now fights Hamasaki. MMA Fighting spoke with Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp, who said it could be for an interim title if Esparza will be out for a long period of time.

Hamasaki is a Jewels champion and defeated Lacey Schuckman last year. Gadleha makes her debut for the promotion after stopping six of her last nine.

Invicta FC 6 is July 13 from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, MO.