Laura Howarth vs. Emma Delaney
Invicta’s bantamweight division may find itself in the midst of a British invasion in the form of prospect Laura “Hot Head” Howarth.
Invicta Fighting Championships announced it had signed Howarth (2-1) in a contract. In a news release, Howarth said she knew she would sign with the promotion – it was only a matter of time.
“I’m really excited to show the Invicta fans what I can really do,” Howarth said in a news release. “I feel energized, focused and ready to lay the mother of all beatings on some Invicta fighters.”
Howarth is indeed focused and is already laying claim to the Invicta 135-pound title, which currently has no one wearing it. Former champion Lauren Murphy vacated the title after she left for the UFC in 2014.
Like Invicta’s latest atomweight acquisition Catherine Costigan, Howarth made her professional name in Cage Warriors. She made her professional debut in December 2013, earning a split-decision over Emma Delaney. Two months later she earned a decision win over Amanda Kelly. She suffered her first loss in August, losing to Swedish striker Lina Akhtar Lansberg via. TKO.
Prior to her professional run, Howarth had a successful 4-0 amateur run. She also tried out for the 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Howarth, who has been in mixed martial arts since she was 8 years old, brings a fresh face to Invicta’s bantamweight division, as well as a well-rounded game. She’s trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, boxing and Muay Thai. The Hot Head is also a professional kickboxer with a 6-0 record. She’ll find some good opportunities, as well as some challenges on her way to the Invicta title.
For more of Howarth’s handiwork, watch her pro debut against Emma Delaney at the top or her bout against Amanda Kelly below.
Laura Howarth vs. Amanda Kelly