Barb Honchak

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Barb Honchak
Born (1979-08-30) August 30, 1979 (age 37)
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
Other names Little Warrior
Residence St. Louis, Missouri, United States[1]
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg)
Division Flyweight
Reach 66 in (168 cm)[1]
Fighting out of High Ridge, Missouri, United States
Team Miletich Fighting Systems
Years active 2007–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 10
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 7
Losses 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Barb Honchak (born August 30, 1979) is an American professional female mixed martial artist.[2] She is the first Invicta FC Flyweight Champion.[3] She has four wins in the Invicta FC promotion and holds notable victories over Vanessa Porto, Roxanne Modafferi, Leslie Smith and Felice Herrig.

Honchak is currently the #6-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world by MMARising.com[4] and the #1-ranked 125-pound female fighter according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Honchak went 8-1 as an amateur mixed martial artist and made her professional debut on November 28, 2009.[2]

In her fourth professional fight, Honchak defeated Felice Herrig at Hoosier FC 6 on January 14, 2011.[6]

Honchak won three more fights in 2011, defeating Amber McAvoy and Nina Ansaroff by decision[7][8] and Roxanne Modafferi by submission due to a rear-naked choke.[9]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

Honchak made her Invicta Fighting Championships debut on July 28, 2012 at Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann.[10] She defeated Bethany Marshall by TKO in the second round.[11][12]

On October 28, 2012, Honchak faced Aisling Daly at Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama.[13] She defeated Daly by unanimous decision.[14][15]

The victory over Daly earned Honchak a shot at the inaugural Invicta FC Flyweight title on April 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson.[16] She defeated Vanessa Porto by unanimous decision to become the first Invicta FC Flyweight Champion.[17][18]

Honchak faced Leslie Smith at Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith on December 7, 2013.[19][20] She successfully defended her Invicta FC title, winning via unanimous decision.

Honchak faced Takayo Hashi at Invicta FC 9 on November 1, 2014 and successfully defended her title with another unanimous decision victory.

Personal life[edit]

Honchak has a bachelor's degree in molecular biology and her Master's in both Ecology and Genetics. She is married to her husband, Timm.[21]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Invicta FC
  • Women's MMA Awards
    • 2013 Fighter of the Year
    • 2013 Flyweight of the Year
  • AwakeningFighters.com WMMA Awards
    • 2013 Flyweight of the Year[22]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–2 Takayo Hashi Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi November 1, 2014 5 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States Defended Invicta FC Flyweight Championship.
Win 9–2 Leslie Smith Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith December 7, 2013 5 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Defended Invicta FC Flyweight Championship. Fight of The Night.
Win 8–2 Vanessa Porto Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson April 5, 2013 5 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Won Invicta FC Flyweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Aisling Daly Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama October 6, 2012 3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 6–2 Bethany Marshall TKO (punches) Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann July 28, 2012 2 1:22 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 5–2 Roxanne Modafferi Submission (rear-naked choke) BEP 5: Breast Cancer Beatdown October 1, 2011 3 1:46 Fletcher, North Carolina, United States
Win 4–2 Nina Ansaroff Decision (unanimous) Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl 2 April 29, 2011 3 5:00 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Win 3–2 Amber McAvoy Decision (unanimous) WC: Wright Fights 2 March 11, 2011 3 5:00 St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Win 2–2 Felice Herrig Decision (unanimous) Hoosier FC 6: New Years Nemesis January 14, 2011 3 5:00 Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Loss 1–2 Angela Magana Decision (split) Ultimate Women Challenge September 24, 2010 3 5:00 St George, Utah, United States
Loss 1–1 Cat Zingano Decision (unanimous) Fight to Win: Phenoms January 30, 2010 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States For FTW 130 lbs Women's Championship.
Win 1–0 Monica Lovato Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Horse Power November 28, 2009 2 3:58 Mescalero, New Mexico, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barb Honchak Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Barb Honchak MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography – Sherdog.com". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  3. ^ "INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 5 RESULTS". InvictaFC.com. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Women's MMA Pound-For-Pound Rankings". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Barb Honchak Defeats Felice Herrig At Hoosier Fight Club 6". MMARising.com. 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Weekend Recap: Barb Honchak, Maiju Kujala Earn Victories". MMARising.com. 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl 2 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  9. ^ "BlackEye Promotions 5 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  10. ^ "Tickets for July 28 Invicta FC 2 Mcmann vs Baszler Star Studded Women's MMA Event at Memorial Hall in Kansas City Kan on Sale Friday". InvictaFC.com. 2012-05-29. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  11. ^ "Invicta FC 2 Results: McMann, Davis & Carmouche Victorious". MMARising.com. 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  12. ^ "Women's MMA Report: Invicta FC stages successful second show, plans for third". MMAjunkie.com. 2012-07-31. Archived from the original on 2013-04-20. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  13. ^ "Invicta FC Announces Full 13 Bout Line-up for Third Event on Oct 6". InvictaFC.com. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  14. ^ "Invicta FC 3 Results: Jessica Penne Captures Atomweight Title". MMARising.com. 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  15. ^ "Invicta FC 3 results: Penne claims promotion's first belt, Baszler cruises past D'Alelio". MMAjunkie.com. 2012-10-06. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  16. ^ "FIGHTING WORDS: COREY SMITH SPEAKS WITH INVICTA FC 5 FLYWEIGHT TITLE HOPEFUL BARB HONCHAK". InvictaFC.com. 2013-03-07. Archived from the original on 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  17. ^ "Invicta FC 5 Results: Michelle Waterson, Barb Honchak Win Titles". MMARising.com. 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  18. ^ "Invicta FC 5 results: Waterson upsets Penne to win atomweight title". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-04-05. Archived from the original on 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  19. ^ "INVICTA FC 7 COMING TO KANSAS CITY ON DECEMBER 7TH". InvictaFC.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  20. ^ "Barb Honchak vs Leslie Smith Title Bout Set For Invicta FC 7". MMARising.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  21. ^ "Barb Honchak finds unlikely talent with help of legendary family". SI.com. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  22. ^ "WMMA 2013 Awards". Awakening Fighters. 

External links[edit]

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