Leslie Smith has been with Invicta FC since day one and feels she has a budding fanbase. If the bantamweight was inside the Octagon, she’s not certain the UFC fans would accept her as much as Invicta FC ones do.
“If I was over in the UFC right now, I don’t think that they would be as appreciative of the couple thousand extra fans that I can bring in the same way that Invicta is,” said Smith to MMA Rising. “And I’m kind of enjoying being appreciated by Invicta right now.”
She’s 2-1 for the promotion with a draw on the inaugural show. She defeated Kaitlin Young and Raquel Pennington before a split-decision loss to Sarah Kaufman on the April card. Smith meets Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 6.
Maia’s on a two fight win streak, including a decision over Zoila Frausto Gurgel in her Invicta FC debut.
They’re on the main card of Invicta FC 6 on July 13. It comes from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, MO and airs on pay-per-view.