Leslie Smith Shines at Invicta FC


Leslie Smith got fight of the night honors with an exhilirating performance last night at the Invicta FC show. Smith’s fight with Kaitlin Young was heralded as one of the greatest women’s mma fights of all time. The fight was the most watched of the evening, peaking at over 100,000 views for the new organization. Below is Sherdog.com’s commentary..

The night was not without some small measure of controversy, as Kaitlin Young and Leslie Smith went tit-for-tat for 15 minutes, resulting in a split draw in their bantamweight contest.

Pleasant Hill, Calif.’s Smith was the aggressor throughout the bout, changing stances, attacking with power hooks and lunging at her Minnesotan foe with kicks to the legs, body and head. Young, however, preferred to stay on the outside and work her jab, picking off Smith as she charged forward into range.

Judge Kevin Champion gave the round to Smith, awarding her the bout 29-28, while Henry Gueary gave it to Young, giving her a 29-28 scorecard. Deciding judge Victoria Miller-Pence gave the final round a 10-10 for a 29-29 scorecard, creating a split draw. Sherdog.com saw the bout 29-28 for Leslie Smith.

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