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Invicta FC 5 Main Card Recaps: Maia, Taylor, Budd and Hyatt Notch Victories

Esther Lin - Invicta Fighting Championships

Esther Lin – Invicta Fighting Championships

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of Invicta FC 5 rolls along with our recaps of tonight’s PPV main card. Bellator strawweight champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel made her promotional debut tonight against Jennifer Maia in a tough fight that saw Maia victorious. In other main card action, Lauren Taylor, Julia Budd, and Bec Hyatt picked up victories on tonight’s card.

Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for full coverage of Invicta FC 5.

Maia Controls Gurgel

Bellator strawweight champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel was outmuscled by Jennifer Maia in Kansas City. Maia controlled the clinch for the majority of the fight and landed solid strikes when the two did separate. The victory marks Maia’s first win in Invicta FC and marks Gurgel second-straight frustrating loss.

Taylor Stays Perfect Against Young

Lauren Taylor improved to 6-0 by defeating tough veteran Kaitlin Young. Taylor took control of the fight with vicious ground-and-pound after securing a late sweep in Round 1. Taylor, who took the fight on two weeks notice, excelled once she took top position. The bantamweight prospect will be one to watch moving forward.

Budd Dominates Estes

Strikeforce veteran Julia Budd was dominant in her victory over Mollie Estes tonight in KC. Budd showed far improved wrestling and battered Estes for three rounds. In the third round, Estes would answer the bell despite a wicked hematoma but would be forced to submit as Budd took her back and submitted her. The submission was her first career submission finish and marked her third straight victory since losing to UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Hyatt Crushes Cive

“Rowdy” Bec Hyatt wasted little time settling the score with Jasminka Clive. Hyatt dominated in all phases tonight, blasting her opponent in the standup, and on the mat. “Rowdy” would land blistering elbows before finishing the Austrian with a Russian finish to the armbar in the first round.

Invicta FC 5 Results:

  • 125: Jennifer Maia def. Zoila Frausto Gurgel via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,29-28)
  • 135: Lauren Taylor def. Kaitlin Young via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
  • 145: Julia Budd def. Mollie Estes via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:04 of Round 3
  • 115: Bec Hyatt def. Jasminka Cive via submission (armbar) at 3:30 of Round 1

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