Bec Hyatt celebrates her victory over Jasminka Cive. Credit: Esther Lin-Invicta FC

Hyatt could break into top rankings with victory


Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt (5-2) may not be able to cook well, but she can kick anyone’s butt, male or female.

The Australian fighter, who posted a picture on her Facebook of what appeared to be dinner, is set to square off against Japanese star Mizuki Ionue (5-1) – no relation to Enson Inoue – at Invicta FC 6, July 13.

While aspects of Hyatt’s personal life may have made headlines, many fans and critics – myself included – see Hyatt as a warrior inside and outside of the cage.

Hyatt is coming off of an impressive first-round armbar submission over Jasminka Civa (5-1), who had been previously undefeated before stepping into the Invicta cage with the Rowdy one.

This match is a good one for Hyatt because she’s once again facing a top-ranked fighter who is well rounded.

One aspect of this fight that could be a challenge for Hyatt would be Ionue’s submission skills. All five of her wins have come by way of submission, of which have been by armbar. Inoue also has  professional kickboxing and shootboxing experience, which could make her more than a match in the striking department.

Still, if I have learned something from watching the main event of Invicta Fc 4 is that Hyatt can compete in the same cage with the best at 115 pounds, though Hyatt may have a better chance of winning if she keeps the fight standing.

Ionue is ranked number 10 in the Unified Women’s MMA Strawweight Rankings. If Hyatt defeats her, she would not only break into the pack, but also could carve her path to a title shot.

On a personal note, Hyatt did say in the caption that she usually “cons” people into cooking for her. I will go on record and say that I would gladly cook for her, if I was not afraid of making us both sick.

What would you cook for Hyatt if you had the chance? Answer with a comment below or send a tweet to @alstover.

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