eslie Smith, a two-time 'Fight of the Night' winner at Invicta FC, has signed a multi-fight agreement with the organization and has agreed to face Jennifer Maia on July 13th at Invicta FC 6. Sources close to the situation confirm the news and further indicate Smith will drop from bantamweight to flyweight.
Invicta FC 6 takes place on July 13th at the Ameristar Casino Kanasis City in Kansas City, Missouri. The event will be headlined by a clash between Marloes Coenen and challenger Cristiane Santos to crown the organization's first-ever featherweight champion. Their bout is a rematch of their 2010 fight under the Strikeforce banner where Santos won via third-round TKO.
The winner of the bout between Smith and Maia will face current Invicta flyweight champion Barb Honchak for the title, sources confirm. Honchak won the title at Invicta FC 5 where she defeated Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision.