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Coming off their debut in Salt Lake City, Invicta is already gearing up for their next card, with an announcement in just a few days about the May 4th event in Kansas City.
InvictaFC president Shannon Knapp is busy with a lot more projects, as she told us Monday. Knapp told us the long awaited debut of Invicta Boxing will debut most likely in August, with several things already in motion for the inaugural event. She isn’t just looking at boxing. Knapp told us we will see kickboxing, Muay Thai, and submission grappling coming out of the promotion as well.
The biggest questions in fans minds is the state of the featherweight title. Ediane Gomes is the current number one in the division, but a contender is still needed. Gomes is currently under a medical suspension and injured. Knapp tells us it will take time to develop the division, as many of those signed need experience and a contender needs to be built. Invicta is also looking for more fighters to sign at featherweight. Don’t expect the title to be filled anytime soon.
History was made this past card when Invicta held its first amateur bout under its banner. Knapp tells us she is going to continue this as a way to motivate amateur athletes and to give back to the local fans and MMA scene. This past one was not streamed, but Knapp tell us we will see them stream free on a platform to be determined.