Invicta FC, the all-female promotion that has helped give women’s MMA a solid base, has signed a multi-year deal with the UFC to air events on Fight Pass.
“This is a great day for my company,” Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp said. “Since the start of Invicta, I’ve been committed to providing the biggest and best possible platform for women athletes, and, with this distribution deal with UFC Fight Pass, Invicta will reach the most passionate MMA fans. wherever they are in the world.”
Along with future events, all previous Invicta FC cards will be part of the media library within Fight Pass. That library also includes PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, WEC, RFA, EliteXC, WFA, Affliction and the UFC.
“This is a historic, multi-year multi-event deal,” said UFC Fight Pass chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik. “When we launched UFC Fight Pass last Christmas, we said that we would never rest in bringing the best value to our subscribers. The addition of live and archived Invicta programming is going to be of enormous interest to you existing subscribers and bring in new subscribers, too.”
Michelle Waterson, Babr Honchak, Marloes Coenen and Cris Cyborg are all current Invicta FC fighters. The UFC added several past members of the promotion when they opened up the strawweight division, which begins later this year with The Ultimate Fighter 20.
“We are targeting a late-summer event, headlined by a world title fight,” Knapp said, in regards to the next Invicta card. “This is a historic event for myself, the company and my athletes, and every one of them is going to want to be on this first card.”