On its 4th Annversary, We Breakdown InvictaFC by the Numbers

Very few promotions can say they have lasted as long as InvictaFC.

A loyal fan base and an eye for talent, Shannon Knapp has kept the promotion going through stream crashes, back office drama, losing a lot of talent to the UFC, and putting out fires at events. Many would falter at these hurdles, but InvictaFC continues to shine after four years of operation.

Let’s breakdown four years of events that helped break the glass ceiling of female athletes in the MMA world.

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Video: Watch the 19 UFC on Fox Weigh-in here 1:30 p.m. pst/4:30 est

Nurmagomedov_vs._FergusonTwo exciting bouts in the women’s divisions are happening  live on Fox.

In the co-main event, a rematch from Invicta as Tecia Torres faces Rose Namajunas. Torres took the first match by decision back in 2013. Both have rebounded since thier losses to Carla Esparza.

The co-featured prelims will feature Bethe Correia looking to rebound after her first loss to take on a surging Raquel Pennington.

Weigh-ins start at 1:300 p.m. pst/4:30 est.

 

Pro MMA in New York and the Other Great Thing This Means

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Janice Meyer; Amateur New York Fighter

Tuesday March 22 stood as a momentous day in MMA history as the last state government in the USA has opted legalized pro MMA.

It was a sixteen year battle, but after an overwhelming vote of 113-25 in the New York Assembly. In a ceremony April 14th at Madison Square Garden, Governor Andrew Cuomo  officially signed it into law. The New York State Athletic Commission has 120 days to get official rules set, plus vetting officials and promoters’ and fighters’ licenses. The first day pro MMA promotions can have a card in the state is September 1.

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Invicta’s Christine Stanley Talks Evolution of her Game

stanley 02One of the most dynamic up and coming flyweights is ready to showcase some new skills come InvictaFC 17.

The San Diego based athlete will head a few hours north to fight in Costa Mesa May 7th to face Shannon Sinn. The flyweights have been one of Invicta’s signature divisions loaded with fresh young talent.

Stanley has already made her mark back at InvictaFC 11 in February 2015, when she TKOed Laura Salazar in exciting fashion in just under three minutes.

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Wrestlers Adeline Gray & Elena Pirozhkova Heading to Olympics

Two female wrestlers have punched their ticket to Rio.

Adeline Gray (75kg) and Elena Pirozhkova (63kg) rolled their way through the US Olympic Trials this past weekend in Iowa City, Iowa.

Pirozhkova won her 16 woman tournament, sweeping their two out of three match finals. She won gold at the 2012 World Championships before heading to the Olympics that year. The Russian born wrestler defected with her parents at age 3, and is one of the top ranked wrestlers on the planet. Her pinning of Erin Clodgo was ironic in the fact Clodgo earned the quota spot winning the Pan-Am Games 63kg championship.

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Ultimate Fighter 23 – All You Need to Know

The-Ultimate-Fighter-23-Finale-posterWe are less than two weeks away until the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 23 and the cast has been finally revealed.

Team coaches UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gahdelha have already seen some drama leading up to the show, with rumors of a fight on set after taping and a war of words in the media.

On a positive side note, Claudinha Gadelha will be carrying the Olympic torch in her home town of Mossoró, Brazil  June 6

Sixteen female ahletes will try to fight into the TUF house April 20th on Fox Sports 1. Five InvictaFC vets made the list. Here is a breakdwn of the fighters and what you need to know.

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Complete InvictaFC 17 Card Announced – Souza vs. Hill Added

6152_1029285593830814_5343834700082361817_nWith May 7th vastly approaching, InvictaFC has finally announced full details of their 17th card at the Hanger in Costa Mesa, California.

As announced at InvictaFC 16, Tonya Evinger will defend her bantamweight title against #1 contender Colleen Schneider.

Another title fight will also happen at InvictaFc 17 as Livia Renata Souza (9-0) will look to defend her belt for a second time against UFC vet and rising star Angela Hill (4-2). Both have back to back finishes is the promotion.

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Tiffany VanSoest Signs with Invicta; Glory Kickboxing

4b36780c-5ffa-4c76-bec1-3e946cf82ac4One of the top stars of Muay Thai will look to dominate two sports at once.

It was announced this week Lion Fights champion Tiffany Van Soest has signed contracts with two UFC Fight Pass staples, InvictaFC and Glory Kickboxing.

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Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes Joins UFC Bantamweight Action Frenzy

CfaApibWsAAb8_AThe UFC has booked most of the top bantamweight talent in the next few months.

Ariel Helewani announced via twitter Miesha Tate would defend her UFC title for the first time against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 in Las Vegas July 9th. Tate (18-5) is on a five fight win streak, the longest in the division. Nunes has won three straight bouts and has finished in all but one of her wins. The winner will most likely face a returning Ronda Rousey in the fall.

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Lynn Le Updates us on Society Nine as it Makes its World TV debut

12439172_1102298136477971_887299483146186748_nOver two years ago, Lynn Le had a vision: to make female fight gear that actual fit and was more reliable.

Le soon began her journey giving creation to Society Nine, a company that will change the combat sports world as a whole. Her kickstarter found huge support, garnered her some awards, and got needed funding to get started.

It wasn’t easy though. Pressure to deliver a completed and well working product is a monumental task. Le and the company had to deal with delays due to find more appropriate vendors for materials, dealing with factories that need to manufacture the products just right, and finally getting the gear in the hands of the individuals who paid good money for a high quality product. Society Nine was able to pull through the hurdles and deliver their product as promised.

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“Neung Roy” to Open Artemis Film Festival April 22

neung roy poster 01Flairdog Productions’s and 8Limbs.us documentary “Neung Roy” has been accepted into the Artemis Film Festival.

The festival; which is dedicated to women in action, horror, and fighting movies; told Wombat Sports the documentary will be opening the festival April 22 at noon. at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, California.

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