Invicta FC 8 Announced for UFC Fight Pass, Invicta Fight Library Added

Women's MMA fans were rightly overjoyed when it was announced that Invicta FC became part of the UFC family with their addition to UFC Fight Pass. Today, a special conference call was held to discuss the next step in that relationship, as well as Invicta's future.

Most importantly for MMA fans, Invicta FC 8 was announced. The card will be held September 6, and will air exclusively in the United States on UFC Fight Pass.

The event will be headlined by an atomweight title fight between reigning champion Michelle Waterson and Yasuko Tamada. The co-main event will be a fight for the vacant 115-pound title between Katja Kankaanpaa and Stephanie Eggink.

The card will also feature The Ultimate Fighter season 18 competitors Roxanne Modafferi, Tara LaRosa, Peggy Morgan and Tonya Evinger, as well as Invicta FC's first-ever lightweight (155-pound) fight between Veronica Rothenhausler and Charmaine Tweet.

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino will not be fighting at Invicta FC 8. However, Invicta stated that the former Strikeforce champ is in the process of working her way down to 135 pounds (she currently fights at 145), but she remains a part of the Invicta FC team at this time.

On the business end, the UFC will begin attempting to secure international TV deals for Invicta FC. Executives from both promotions also stated that pay-per-view events may be a possibility in the future but in the meantime, Invicta will air exclusively in the United States, on UFC Fight Pass.

Last but not least, for those who missed it, Invicta's first seven events have all been added to UFC Fight Pass, including fights like Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino vs. Marloes Coenen 2, Jessica Penne vs. Michelle Waterson and Tecia Torres vs. Felice Herrig.

This is all exciting news for Invicta. While the promotion has been a boon for fans, there were questions about the promotion's longevity after frequent issues regarding its online PPV structure, as well as the UFC's buyout of its strawweight division, and frequent skimming of the promotion's top female bantamweights.

The promotion's move to Fight Pass, hopefully, will give it a platform where it can move upwards in terms of size, sponsorships and revenue. 

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira Moved to UFC 202, Cowboy Cerrone vs. Rick Story Added to Fight Card

  • 2 days ago
  • 26 views

The UFC announced on Monday that the light heavyweight bout between contenders Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira, originally scheduled for July 23, will now be the UFC 202 co-main event. read news >>

Unbeaten Prospect Phil Hawes Makes Quick Turnaround, Faces Louis Taylor at WSOF 32

  • 21 hours ago
  • 34 views

World Series of Fighting announced today that undefeated prospect Phil Hawes will make a quick turnaround and step back in the decagon cage just six weeks after his promotional debut. read news >>

UFC 199 Q&A with Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson Video Replay

  • 26 days ago
  • 8 views

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson fielded questions from the fans prior to the official UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 weigh-in on Friday at The Forum in Los Angeles. read news >>

Don Frye to Join 2016 UFC Hall of Fame Class as Pioneer

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC on Saturday announced that two-time UFC tournament champion Don “The Predator” Frye has been named to the 2016 UFC Hall of Fame class as a Pioneer. read news >>

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II Announced for UFC 202: Latest Comments, Reaction

  • 25 days ago
  • 36 views

After plenty of posturing by all parties involved, the UFC confirmed Saturday night Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon for a rematch with Nate Diaz, per UFC commentator Jon Anik. The two will read news >>

Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt Announced for UFC 200: Latest Comments and Reaction

  • 24 days ago
  • 809 views

Late last year, Brock Lesnar said he felt he got "robbed" by diverticulitis that cost him the prime of his UFC career. Now, as he prepares for a one-off return at UFC 200, Lesnar's ready to prove to read news >>

Rose Namajunas Faces Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201

  • 22 days ago
  • 33 views

An intriguing matchup between strawweight contenders Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz has been added to the July 30, UFC 201 fight card in Atlanta. read news >>

UFC statement on passing of Kimbo Slice

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC is saddened to learn of the passing of Kevin Ferguson, known to fans around the world as Kimbo Slice. UFC offers its sincere condolences to Slice's family, friends and teammates at American Top T read news >>

Titan FC 39: Friday, June 10 2016 on UFC FIGHT PASS

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

Here’s a look at the championship matchups and a couple of the veterans you need to keep an eye on this weekend when Titan FC 39 hits UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday night. read news >>

Mike Arrant Replaces Injured Thiago Meller, Faces John Howard at WSOF 31

  • 14 days ago
  • 6 views

World Series of Fighting announced today that Thiago Meller has withdrawn from his scheduled welterweight contest against John Howard, who will now face Mike Arrant at WSOF 31. read news >>