It has been a long awaited announcement.
Shannon Knapp announced on the MMA Hour Monday InvictaFC 15 will take place in Costa Mesa, California January 16th. The main event will feature strawweight champion Livia Souza (8-0) taking on DeAnna Bennett (8-0).
The co-main event will feature Cyborg Justino’s return to 140 as she takes on Cindy Dandois.
Three other matches announced include a returning Lisa Ellis taking on Amber Brown, Angela Hill making her promotional debut against Jodie Esquibel, and Raquel Pa’aluhi facing Irene Aldana.
No word on when tickets will be on sale, but it will air on UFC Fight Pass January 16th.
Due to Barb Honchak taking some more time off (and possibly dropping to 115) Knapp has decided to crown an interim flyweight champion. She is looking to do a tournament in early 2016.
The next event will be sometime in March, with Alexca Grasso returning to action on that card.
Knapp state she wants to focus on the West Coast more for events, seeing her successes there.