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.