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Carla Esparza, left, won a unanimous decision over (Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Carla Esparza, left, won a unanimous decision over Bec Hyatt to win the inaugural Invicta FC strawweight title (115 pounds) at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt

The all-women's MMA promotion Invicta FC hosted its fourth event at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan. 5, 2013)

Carla Esparza won a unanimous decision over Bec
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Carla Esparza won a unanimous decision over Bec Hyatt to win the inaugural Invicta FC strawweight title (115 pounds) at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2012)

Carla Esparza, right, won a unanimous decision over
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Carla Esparza, right, won a unanimous decision over Bec Hyatt to win the inaugural Invicta FC strawweight title (115 pounds) at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

Carla Esparza, left, won a unanimous decision over
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Carla Esparza, left, won a unanimous decision over Bec Hyatt to win the inaugural Invicta FC strawweight title (115 pounds) at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

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Alexis Davis, left, stopped Shayna Baszler in the
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Alexis Davis, left, stopped Shayna Baszler in the third round via rear-naked choke at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

Shayna Baszler, left, lands a punch to the
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Shayna Baszler, left, lands a punch to the face of Alexis Davis at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

Leslie Smith, left, won a unanimous decision over
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Leslie Smith, left, won a unanimous decision over Raquel Pennington at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

Sarah D’Alelio, left, executed her takedowns effectively enough
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Sarah D’Alelio, left, executed her takedowns effectively enough to neutralize bantamweight Amanda Nunes and win by unanimous decision at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

Ediane Gomes, foreground, cracks Hiroko Yamanaka with a
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Ediane Gomes, foreground, cracks Hiroko Yamanaka with a straight right hand in their featherweight bou. Gomes earned a unanimous decision at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

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Joanne Calderwood, right, continued her perfect run as
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Joanne Calderwood, right, continued her perfect run as a professional, this time battering Livia Von Plettenberg with continuous strikes to coast to a unanimous decision victory at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

Featherweight Veronica Rothenhausler, left, made her pro debut
(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Featherweight Veronica Rothenhausler, left, made her pro debut and knocked out Katalina Malungahu in the first round at Invicta FC 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. (Jan 5, 2013)

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