August 30, 1979 |
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
|Other names||Little Warrior|
|Residence||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg)|
|Reach||66 in (168 cm)|
|Fighting out of||High Ridge, Missouri, United States|
|Team||Miletich Fighting Systems|
|Years active||2007–present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Barb Honchak (born August 30, 1979) is an American professional female mixed martial artist. She is the first Invicta FC Flyweight Champion. She has four wins in the Invicta FC promotion and holds notable victories over Vanessa Porto, Roxanne Modafferi, Leslie Smith and Felice Herrig.
Mixed martial arts career
Honchak went 8-1 as an amateur mixed martial artist and made her professional debut on November 28, 2009.
Invicta Fighting Championships
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. She defeated Vanessa Porto by unanimous decision to become the first Invicta FC Flyweight Champion.
Honchak faced Takayo Hashi at Invicta FC 9 on November 1, 2014 and successfully defended her title with another unanimous decision victory.
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.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Invicta FC
- Flyweight Championship (One Time)
- Two Successful Title Defenses
- Fight of the Night (One Time)
- Women's MMA Awards
- 2013 Fighter of the Year
- 2013 Flyweight of the Year
- AwakeningFighters.com WMMA Awards
- 2013 Flyweight of the Year
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||10 wins||2 losses|
|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|
- "Barb Honchak Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
- "Barb Honchak MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography – Sherdog.com". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- "INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 5 RESULTS". InvictaFC.com. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- "Women's MMA Pound-For-Pound Rankings". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
- "Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "Barb Honchak Defeats Felice Herrig At Hoosier Fight Club 6". MMARising.com. 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "Weekend Recap: Barb Honchak, Maiju Kujala Earn Victories". MMARising.com. 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl 2 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "BlackEye Promotions 5 Live Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "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.
- "Invicta FC 2 Results: McMann, Davis & Carmouche Victorious". MMARising.com. 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "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.
- "Invicta FC Announces Full 13 Bout Line-up for Third Event on Oct 6". InvictaFC.com. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "Invicta FC 3 Results: Jessica Penne Captures Atomweight Title". MMARising.com. 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Invicta FC 5 Results: Michelle Waterson, Barb Honchak Win Titles". MMARising.com. 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "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.
- "INVICTA FC 7 COMING TO KANSAS CITY ON DECEMBER 7TH". InvictaFC.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- "Barb Honchak vs Leslie Smith Title Bout Set For Invicta FC 7". MMARising.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- "Barb Honchak finds unlikely talent with help of legendary family". SI.com. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- "WMMA 2013 Awards". Awakening Fighters.
|New championship||1st Invicta FC Flyweight Champion
April 5, 2013 – present