Invicta FC 9 Closing Odds & Results

Barb-Honchak Invicta FC 9 took place tonight at RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, and to be honest it was one of the worst Invicta cards ever, as it just didn’t provide much entertainment for fans outside of a fun co-main event. Overall from a betting perspective, two favorites and two underdogs won based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Barb Honchak defeated Takayo Hashi via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45 x 2) to defend the Invicta FC women’s flyweight title. This was one of the most boring fights of the year in MMA. Honchak basically just pressed Hashi up against the fence for five rounds to seal the decision win. Hashi offered up no sort of legit comeback except for a late takedown or two, but at no point was Honchak not in control of this matchup. Honchak cashed as a -610 favorite (bet $610 to win $100) while Hashi lost as a +425 dog (bet $100 to win $475). In an atomweight weight , Jodie Esquibel defeated Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3). Esquibel was the more dynamic striker throughout the course of three rounds, landing more shots and harder shots, and she easily took home all three rounds on the judges’ cards. Esquibel cashed at -315 while Rivera-Calanoc lost at +246. Underdogs That Won  In a women’s strawweight fight, which was the co-main event of the evening, Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Mizuki Inoue via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). This was a super-close fight for 15 minutes, but Kowalkiewicz used her kickboxing to edge out two rounds and take home a close, but earned decision victory. Kowalkiewicz was +160 while Inoue was -195. In a women’s featherweight bout, Raquel Pa’aluhi defeated Kaitlin Young via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3). Young won the first round with her striking, but then began to tire out and her opponent began to take advantage of it in the last two rounds by beating her up on the ground to take the second and third rounds on the judges’ scorecards and score a decision win. Pa’aluhi was +140, while Young was -170.

Written by Adam Martin.

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