Claudia Gadelha off Invicta FC 7 card with bacterial infection

Esther Lin, Invicta FC

Invicta FC 7 will only have two title fights.

Claudia Gadelha has withdrawn from her strawweight title fight against champion Carla Esparza because of a bacterial infection, according to a press release.

"Claudia ran a high fever late Friday evening and went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in her intestines," said Shannon Knapp, President Invicta Fighting Championships, in a statement.  "We know Claudia wanted this title opportunity more than anything and all of us at Invicta wish her a speedy recovery.

"Tonight’s PPV will go on as planned with two world championship fights and a stacked undercard." 

The two title fights left on the card are champion Barb Honchak defending her flyweight title against Leslie Smith, and Lauren Murphy and Miriam Nakamoto will fight Lauren Murphy for the inaugural strawweight title.

The Invicta FC 7 undercard will be streamed at 8 p.m. ET, while the pay-per-view will begin at 9 p.m. ET.

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