The official weigh-in event for tomorrow night's (April 5, 2013) all-female Invicta FC 5 fight card took place today (April 4) at 6:30 p.m. ET from the Aladdin Holiday Inn in Kansas City, Missouri.
The weigh-ins were streamed live on the Invicta FC homepage. All 26 ladies who stepped on the scale successfully made weight on their first attempt.
Headlining the main event will be the first ever Invicta FC title defense as atomweight champion Jessica Penne takes on "The Karate Hottie" Michelle Waterson. Penne defeated top ranked Naho Sugiyama to claim the crown at Invicta FC 3 while Waterson asked for the title shot after watching her dominant performance and had her wish granted.
The co-main event is a flyweight title fight between Vanessa Porto and Barb Honchak. Porto is a long-time veteran hailing from Brazil who's coming off the biggest win of her career, a dominant unanimous decision victory over female fighting legend Tara LaRosa. Honchak, on the other hand, has quietly gone 2-0 in her Invicta stint with strong showings against Bethany Marshall and Aisling Daley.
Last but not least, a trio of incredibly talented former female champions will make their Invicta debuts as former Strikeforce featherweight champ Cristiane Santos battles late replacement Fiona Muxlow, former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman takes on Leslie Smith and former Bellator strawweight champ Zoila Gurgel battles Jennifer Maia.
Complete Invicta FC 5 weigh-in results are posted below:
105 lb. title: Jessica Penne (104.9) vs. Michelle Waterson (104.7)
125 lb. title: Barb Honchak (124.6) vs. Vanessa Porto (124.8)
145 lbs.: Cristiane Santos (144.8) vs. Fiona Muxlow (143.8)
135 lbs.: Sarah Kaufman (135.5) vs. Leslie Smith (134.9)
125 lbs.: Zoila Frausto Gurgel (125.5) vs. Jennifer Maia (124.5)
135 lbs.: Kaitlin Young (135.6) vs. Lauren Taylor (134.9)
145 lbs.: Julia Budd (145.8) vs. Mollie Estes (144.4)
115 lbs.: Bec Hyatt (115.4) vs. Jasminka Cive (115)
105 lbs.: Cassie Rodish (104.6) vs. Simona Soukupova (104.6)
135 lbs.: Jessamyn Duke (135.6) vs. Miriam Nakamoto (135.8)
115 lbs.: Katja Kankaanpää (115.3) vs. Juliana Carneiro Lima (115.4)
105 lbs.: Jodie Esquibel (105) vs. Alex Chambers (103.8)
115 lbs.: Rose Namajuna (115.6) vs. Kathina Catron (115.8)
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Invicta FC 5, beginning with the live stream of the preliminary card starting at 7 p.m. ET tomorrow night (April 5).
It's going to be a great night of fights so don't miss it, and remember to check us out for all the post-fight coverage after tomorrow night's card is wrapped up.
See you then!