On Friday, Dec. 6, Invicta Fighting Championships held the weigh-ins for Invicta Fighting Championships 7: Honchak vs. Smith which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, Mo.

The event will feature three title bouts in the promotion’s flyweight, strawweight and bantamweight divisions.

In the night’s top-billing, current 125-pound champion Barb Honcak will defend her belt against hard-hitting Leslie Smith. Honchak captured the title with a unanimous decision win over Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 5 in April. Smith, meanwhile, made a successful flyweight debut in July, topping Brazilian Jennifer Maia by decision.

At strawweight, champion Carla Esparza will look to keep her 115-pound strap when she takes on undefeated Brazilian Claudia Gadelha. Esparza earned her belt in January with a decision win over Australia’s Bec Hyatt. Gadelha kept her undefeated record intact in July, stopping Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki in the third round.

Rounding out the title affairs, the promotion will crown its inaugural bantamweight champion as undefeated Lauren Murphy (formerly Taylor) faces off with world Muay Thai champ Miriam Nakamoto. Murphy has gone 2-0 in the Invicta cage, edging veterans Kaitlin Young and Sarah D’Alelio, both via decision. Nakamoto’s first Invicta appearance ended in a no-contest, but she scored a huge knockout of Duda Yankovich in July.

In addition to the title bouts, the card features newly-signed Felice Herrig, former Bellator champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel and Ultimate Fighter 18 combatant Tonya Evinger.

The six-fight main card will stream live on the promotion’s website for $14.95, and will be available on numerous televised outlets beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will stream for free starting at 7 p.m. ET.

For the results and video of the weigh-ins, click here.

Below is a full photo gallery as shot by The MMA Corner’s Rob Tatum.

Top Photo: Barb Honchak (L) squares off with Leslie Smith (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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