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InvictaFC 7 Live Play by Play Results and Expert Analysis

Nina Ansaroff vs. Munah Holland

Rnd 1
both fighters come out checking each other out, testing each other jabs. munah working on the thigh with hammerfist, nina knee shots to the upper body,

 

Rnd 2
both women punching it out in the second, munah getting some good shots in, both getting some good exchanges in, nina goes for a takedown does not get it, munah loses by TKO in the second round by some vicious punches by nina, I mean that what some punches!! damm!!

Nina Ansaroff Defeats Munah Holland by TKO (Punches & GNP) wow Nina! you just kicked ass!!! wish my stream was a little better it keeps cutting out

 

Tonya Evinger Defeats Sarah D’alelio By Unanimous Decision great Tonya! you are a beast and my hero!!!

Rnd 1
Sarah gets the takedown, and tonya is getting some elbows in…

Rnd 2

 

Zoila Frausto Gurgel vs. Vanessa Porto

Rnd 1
vanessa porto has zoila on the ground but zoila gets back up!, both fighters get in shots zoila gets round 1 10-9

Rnd 2
Vanessa gets in some shots, but zoila gets in some good kicks and stings vanessa, vanessa gets a great combo of kicks and punches, porto gets in some jabs and stings zoila head back, porto gets in jabs, and steps back zoila, zoila is slowing down, Porto wins round 10-9

 

Julia Budd vs. Charmaine Tweet 145lbs

Rnd 1
both fighters come out feeling each other out, budd gets and takedown, budd on top and has control, elbows to jaw by bud on tweet, tweet trying to get out, budd holding down down tweet, side control by budd, charmaine on bottom and cannot get up, Budd gets Round 1 10-9 over Tweet

 

Rnd 2
takedown by budd, and tweet on her back, tweet in a bad position, side control by Budd, knee by budd to body, tweet gets out and kicks, tweet wants up, budd gets back on top, tweet gets a choke hold but lets go,  punches by tweet, tweet back on her back, budd dominate side control by budd on tweet, Budd wins round 10-9 over Tweet.

 

Rnd 3
kick by tweet, takedown by budd, tweet on bottom, tweet trying to get back up, budd has top control,  Budd wins 3rd round 10-9

 

 

Joanne Calderwood Defeats Katja Kankaanpaa By Decision (Unanimous) what a great fight!!

Rnd 1
both fighters feeling each other out, jabs from both fighters,
Joanne wins R 1 over Katja 10-9

Rnd 2
Joanne wins Rnd 2 over Katja 10-9

Rnd 3
takedown by joanne, back to her katja, katja missing jabs, joanne connecting with jabs, katja keeps missing jabs, joanne continues to get jabs in, and some good kicks in, katja goes for takedown and does not get it, goes for another and does not get it, knees by katja, katja gets some good jabs, but its too late, joanne gets control in the clinch against the cage round ends, joane takes Rnd 3 10-9 over Katja

 

Tecia Torres Defeats Felice Herrig By Decision (Unanimous) that’s why she’s a tiny tornado!

Rnd 1
both fighters come out jabbing torres has felice against the cage, lands a right hand on felice, kick by torres, herrib goes for take down, torres blocks, torres goes for her own takedown, good defense by torres, knees by both fighters, torres hits felice hard with jabs, felice is hurt, torres hitting felic hard, felice is slow and wobbly, felice trying to clinch and its not working, jabs by torres, Torres wins Rnd 1 10-9 over Herrig wow

Rnd 2
kicks by both fighters but torres is getting in her shots and felice is missing, felice gets a nice right hand on torres, Tecia wins Rnd 2 10-9 over Herrig wow tiny tornado is really getting the better of Felice, felice has no power at all!!!

Rnd 3
Torres gets the kicks and punches in first and backs up felice and gets out of the clinch, its has ruined the game plan of felice. felice goes for takedown and tecia turns it around, that’s all felice has she’s losing this round too, felice herrig is trying to get the takedown, tecia gets a takedown on felice, GNP by Tecia, Tecia wins Rnd 3 10-9 over Felice! wow what a fight!

 

Lauren Murphy Defeats Miriam Nakamoto By TKO (Knee Injury) 0:23 Rnd 4 (Lauren Murphy Bantamweight Title IFC 7) great job Miriam!! and great job Lauren!

Rnd 1
both fighters come out feeling each other out.good kick by miriam, leg kicks by miriam are working against murphy, jabs are missing by murphy, murphy pins miriam to cage, takedown by miriam but murphy gets back up, Miriam wins Rnd 1 over Lauren 10-9

Rnd 2
Murphy looking for the knockout miriam just kicking and lauren is missing with her jabs. kick by miriam, illegal groin strike by lauren, lauren going for takedown and cannot get it, nose bleed by miriam from jab by lauren
Miriam wins Rnd 2 over Lauren 10-9

Rnd 3
leg kick by miriam slows down murphy and knocks her down a little, in the clinch on the cage, lauren going for a takedown and cannot get it, miriam has great control and great defense, Lauren gets the take down and is getting some GNP on Miriam, and miriam gets out but knee looks like it got torn by the cage…

Rnd 4
Miriam goes down with Knee Injury,

 

Barb Honchak Defeats Leslie Smith (Barb Honchak flyweight title IFC) Decision (Unanimous)

Rnd 1
and here we go! leslie gets some good jabs first, and barb comes with some good jabs, both fighters come in with clinch, barb going for the takedown, barb pins leslie on cage, barb connects with uppercut, barb goes for another takedown does not work on leslie just pins her on the cage, barb gets a take on leslie, side control barb, GNP by barb on leslie, body triangle by barb on leslie,
Barb wins Rnd 1 over Leslie 10-9

Rnd 2
jabs by both fighters, combos by both fighters, front kick by barb knocks down leslie, barb clinches leslis to cage, both fighters move off, barb gets a takedown, it seems leslie is tired now, barb has top position on leslie, leslie gets up. both fighters throwing jabs, but barb is landing more
Barb gets Rnd 2 over Leslie 10-9

Rnd 3
leslie gets a great punch in on barb and sets her back, barb takes some great punches, leslie smith gets a lot of kicks and punches on barb.
Leslie wins Rnd 3 over Barb 10-9

Rnd 4
kicks by barb, punches by leslie, barb gets another takedown and has top control, leslie gets back up, barb has leslie pinned to cage, fighters get out,
Barb wins Rnd 4 over Leslie

Rnd 5
both fighters come out jabbing and kicking front kicks by barb, spining back elbow by barb, barb is a little more busier than leslie, takedown by barb, lots of punches and kicks from both fighters, takedown by barb and top control by barb,
Barb wins Rnd 5 over Leslie 10-9

CLAUDIA GADELHA FORCED TO WITHDRAW FROM INVICTA FC STRAWWEIGHT TITLE BOUT VS. CARLA ESPARZA DUE TO ILLNESS

CLAUDIA GADELHA FORCED TO WITHDRAW FROM

INVICTA FC STRAWWEIGHT TITLE BOUT VS. CARLA ESPARZA

DUE TO ILLNESS

Invicta Fighting Championships 7 To Go On With Eight-Fight Card

Saturday, Dec. 7, LIVE on PPV at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT

FREE One-Hour Live Preview at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Dec. 7, 2013) – Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s scheduled title bout against Carla Esparza after contracting a bacterial infection. 

“Claudia ran a high fever late Friday evening and went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in her intestines,” said Shannon Knapp, President Invicta Fighting Championships.  “We know Claudia wanted this title opportunity more than anything and all of us at Invicta wish her a speedy recovery.

“Tonight’s PPV will go on as planned with two world championship fights and a stacked undercard.” 

Invicta Fight Championships 7 is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via IN Demand, DISH, Avail-TVN in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV, SaskTel, TELUS, and MTS in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $14.95.  In addition, viewers worldwide may purchase the show at www.invictafc.com and the Invicta Fighting Championship’s Facebook page. claudia-geldelha

For additional information please visit www.IntegratedSportsnet.com or www.invictafc.com

About Invicta Fighting Championships:  Invicta is a world championship Mixed Martial Arts fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis.  Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.  For more information about Invicta or its events and fighters visit www.invictafc.com or follow on Twitter @InvictaFights.

About Integrated Sports Media: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events has presented World Championship and world-class mixed martial arts shows featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Mirko Filipovic, Bob Sapp, Jeff Monson and Roy Nelson, in addition to World Championship and world-class boxing matches featuring Gennady Golovkin, Erik Morales, Vitali Klitschko, Ricky Hatton, Cristian Mijares, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Tomasz Adamek, Paulie Malignaggi, Ivan Calderon, Rocky Martinez, Nicolai Valuev, Amir Khan, Marco Antonio Barrera, Arthur Abraham, David Haye, John Ruiz, Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr., Brian Viloria, Giovani Segura and Ruslan Chagaev.  In addition, Integrated Sports Media has distributed numerous International soccer matches featuring teams like Real Madrid, Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador and the USA. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit www.integratedsportsnet.com or follow on Twitter @IntegratedPPV. 

CONTACTS:

Doug Jacobs, Integrated Sports Media, 201.610.1500, doug@integratedsportsnet.com

Bob Trieger, Full Court Press, 978.664.4482, bobtfcp@hotmail.com

Mike Afromowitz, 917.566.8754, mikea@yourwitzend.com

Matt Donovan, Brener Zwikel & Associates, 352-262-3073, mattd@bzapr.com

FIGHTING WORDS: TECIA TORRES

Dubbed the “Tiny Tornado” for her whirlwind fighting style inside the cage, Tecia Torres will lock horns with Felice Herrig December 7th at Invicta FC 7. Though Herrig represents a significant jump in terms of experience, Torres believes she possesses the tools to secure a win December 7th, and is ready to show she can be counted among the very best at 115 pounds. Corey Smith: After a busy amateur career, you turned professional in October of 2012. How has the experience been like thus far? Tecia Torres: I am really glad I choose to turn pro last year. I feel like I made the right choices at the right time. I came into the professional arena at a great time for women. The sport is expanding and there are more options now for us. Especially with Invicta and now the UFC offering two weight classes. It has been super thus far. Every aspect of my training, fight life, and fans/media has grown. I am happy with my continued success

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FIGHTING WORDS: BARB HONCHAK

Barb Honchak defends her Invicta FC Would Flyweight Championship for the first time on December 7th when she faces off against exciting fan favorite Leslie Smith at Invicta FC 7. A product of the world famous Miletich Fighting Systems,  Honchak believes her well rounded game plan will have her ready for anything Smith can throw at her when they are locked in the cage December 7th. Corey Smith: You have risen to pinnacle of the sport, winning the Invicta FC Flyweight World Championship in April of this year. When did you first start the climb up the mountain? What were those first few years like for you? Barb Honchak: It’s been a trying and exciting few years which has taken a lot of discipline; but fun along the way.  Not only for me, woman’s MMA and Invicta. CS: You train out of famed Miletich Fighting Systems in Iowa. What does a typical training day look like for you? How do you guard against injury during training? BH:  Every day there’s

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FIGHTING WORDS: LAUREN MURPHY

Locking up the biggest win of her career at Invicta FC 6 with a win over Sarah D’Alelio, Lauren Murphy is ready for the next level of her MMA career: competing for the Inaugural Invicta FC Bantamweight World Championship. Squaring off against knockout machine Miriam Nakamoto on December 7th, Murphy is honored and humbled to have reached the pinnacle of her sport. With a well rounded game and sheer brute strength, Murphy is ready to strap the belt around her waist at Invicta FC 7. Corey Smith: Your last appearance in the Invicta FC cage, was a win against Sarah D’Alelio. How happy were you with that performance? Lauren Murphy: I had mixed feelings about it. At first I wasn’t sure I deserved to win it, but after reviewing the fight I feel the right decision was made. I mean, I never know what the hell is going on after I fight. Walking back to the locker room, I was afraid the fight had been boring. Of course it wasn’t,

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FIGHTING WORDS: VANESSA PORTO

Fresh off a hard fought defeat to Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Barb Honchak, Brazilian veteran Vanessa Porto again faces a stiff test when she takes on Zoila Frausto Gurgel at Invicta FC 7 on December 7th. With the judge’s decision at Invicta FC 5 leaving a bad taste in her mouth, Porto is aiming for a knockout on December 7th; hers or Gurgel’s. With standout submission skills, and a focus on improving her Muay Thai, fans should not blink come December 7th. Corey Smith: Your passion for marital arts was ignited your first day of training. How do you keep that passion alive through the grind of a training camp? Vanessa Porto: My passion stays alive because I love what I do. Being a fighter is a very tough job but this is what I love and I’m blessed that I am able to keep doing it. The will to win and all my training partners and my husband/coach keep me motivated. Now that WMMA is getting so big, the

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INVICTA FC TO OFFER WEIGH-IN LIVE STREAM FOR SATURDAY’S NINE-FIGHT, THREE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PPV EVENT

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* * INVICTA FC 7 WEIGH-IN LIVE STREAM * *

INVICTA FC TO OFFER WEIGH-IN LIVE STREAM FOR

SATURDAY’S NINE-FIGHT, THREE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PPV EVENT

LIVE Weigh-In: Friday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. CT on InvictaFC.com

& Invicta Fighting Championship’s Facebook Page

Invicta Fighting Championships will offer a live stream of Friday’s weigh-in for THIS Saturday’s Invicta FC 7 – a nine-fight, three world championship PPV event beginning live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. 

Friday’s weigh-in from the Roadhouse at Ameristar Casino begins at 5 p.m. CT (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT) and will be streamed live on http://invictafc.com/ and Invicta Fighting Championship’s Facebook Page.

Invicta Fight Championships 7 is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via IN Demand, DISH, Avail-TVN in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV, SaskTel, TELUS, and MTS in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $14.95.  In addition, viewers worldwide may purchase the show at www.invictafc.com and the Invicta Fighting Championship’s Facebook page. 

In Saturday’s main event, Invicta FC flyweight (125 pounds) champion Barb Honchak (8-2) will defend her title against three-time “Fight of the Night” winner Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (6-3-1).  In the  co-feature, Invicta FC strawweight (115 pounds) champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2) will defend her belt against undefeated Brazilian superstar Claudia Gadelha (11-0).  In a third world title fight, the inaugural Invicta FC bantamweight (135 pounds) world championship title will be on the line, featuring knockout artist Lauren Murphy (7-0) against unbeaten rising star Miriam Nakamoto (2-0, 1 NC).

Invicta is also offering a FREE one-hour live viewing in North America, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, available via all aforementioned PPV carriers and The Fight Network in Canada.  Viewers worldwide may also watch the free bouts, featuring Sarah D’ Alelio (7-4) vs. Tonya Evinger (11-6) at bantamweight and Munah Holland (5-2) vs. Nina Arsanoff (5-4) at flyweight, via www.invictafc.com and Invicta Fighting Championship’s Facebook. 

For additional information please visit www.IntegratedSportsnet.com or www.invictafc.com

About Invicta Fighting Championships:  Invicta is a world championship Mixed Martial Arts fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis.  Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.  For more information about Invicta or its events and fighters visit www.invictafc.com or follow on Twitter @InvictaFights.

About Integrated Sports Media: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events has presented World Championship and world-class mixed martial arts shows featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Mirko Filipovic, Bob Sapp, Jeff Monson and Roy Nelson, in addition to World Championship and world-class boxing matches featuring Gennady Golovkin, Erik Morales, Vitali Klitschko, Ricky Hatton, Cristian Mijares, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Tomasz Adamek, Paulie Malignaggi, Ivan Calderon, Rocky Martinez, Nicolai Valuev, Amir Khan, Marco Antonio Barrera, Arthur Abraham, David Haye, John Ruiz, Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr., Brian Viloria, Giovani Segura and Ruslan Chagaev.  In addition, Integrated Sports Media has distributed numerous International soccer matches featuring teams like Real Madrid, Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador and the USA. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit www.integratedsportsnet.com or follow on Twitter @IntegratedPPV. 

FIGHTING WORDS: ZOILA FRAUSTO-GURGEL

Refocused and recharged, Zoila Frausto Gurgel is ready to once again step foot in the Invicta FC cage December 7th when she faces Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 7. Regaining the fire and mental attitude necessary to count oneself among the best, “The Warrior Princess” is eager to make everyone remember why most consider her one of the best in the world. Corey Smith: For those unaware, you come from a family of martial artists. Was that the strongest push down the road of marital arts, or was it something more personal for you? Zoila Frausto Gurgel: It was something more personal for me. I grew up with Tae-Kwon-Do because of my father, and played many other sports my entire life. Played soccer in College and started Muay Thai, then shortly after started MMA along with my sister, before I met my husband, Jorge Gurgel(3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt & 15yr Mixed Martial Arts Veteran). ZFG: Jorge had also been involved in MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu his entire life….

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Miesha Tate Joins Invicta FC 7 as a commentator for this Saturday’s event

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Dec. 2, 2013) – Women’s MMA superstar Miesha Tate will join the announcing team as guest analyst for this Saturday’s Invicta Fighting Championships 7, airing live on pay-per-view from Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Tate will call the nine-bout event featuring three world championship fights alongside play-by-play announcer Michael Schiavello and color analyst and Invicta veteran “King” Mo Lawal.  Schiavello, a long-time broadcaster, will call his first Invicta PPV telecast. Tate, a former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion, will face UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey in a long-awaited rematch at UFC 168 later this month. Invicta Fight Championships 7 is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via IN Demand, DISH, Avail-TVN in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV, SaskTel, TELUS, and MTS in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $14.95.  In addition, viewers worldwide may purchase the show at http://www.invictafc.com and the Invicta Fighting Championship’s Facebook page. Invicta

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FIGHTING WORDS: CLAUDIA GADELHA

With a strong win over Ayaka Hamasaki at Invicta FC 6 this past July, Brazilian contender Claudia Gadelha is poised to achieve greatness when she battles champion Carla Esparza for the Invicta FC World Strawweight Championship December 7th. Undefeated through eleven bouts, Gadelha is looking to validate all her sacrifice and effort; something winning the Invicta Strawweight Championship would certainly accomplish. Corey Smith: You were so interested in martial arts at a young age that you actually cut class to go to the gym. What were those first few years like for you? Did your parents ever catch you cutting class? Claudia Gadelha: Well, I grew up in a smaller city in northern Brasil and there it is really old fashion and people looked down on women who trained at that time so I had to train secretly. This meant cutting class every now and then. When my mom realized I was cutting class to train she kicked my butt. CS: You believe the key to success in MMA is

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