Invicta Fighting Championships continues to expand, as the all-female promotion announced on Monday that it will partner with the Super Fight League to develop women’s MMA talent in India.

According to the release, “the relationship is intended to support Invicta FC’s goals of identifying the best women’s fight talent around the globe and producing the best possible matchups between women’s mixed martial artists while, at the same time, providing Super Fight League with a means of promoting MMA to a broader demographic in its homeland.”

Invicta FC has held two shows thus far in 2012, with a third scheduled for Oct. 6 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. Super Fight League, meanwhile, debuted in March and has three events under its belt to date. The India-based organization’s next offering is scheduled for Saturday in Bangalore, India. Additionally, SFL recently announced that it will stage weekly Friday night fights beginning Oct. 12.

“We are excited about this opportunity to work with Super Fight League and tap into a new market that has yet to really be explored by the women’s MMA world,” Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp stated. “Super Fight League has done a great job of pioneering the sport of MMA in India and has helped demonstrate that there is fight talent everywhere on the planet. Even though women’s MMA has made tremendous strides over the last few years as far as adding depth to its ranks, we have really just scratched the surface of what is out there. This relationship between Invicta FC and Super Fight League is an opportunity to expand our reach and discover exciting new talent.”

Earlier this year Invicta made a similar arrangement with the Japan-based women’s MMA promotion Jewels; the main card of July’s Invicta FC 2 included a pair of Jewels champions in Ayaka Hamasaki and Hitomi Akano. Invicta has also worked closely with Strikeforce and recently sent Olympic freestyle wrestling silver medalist Sara McMann to compete on the Zuffa-owned promotion’s Nov. 3 card.

“Super Fight League is thrilled to form a cooperative relationship with an MMA promotion in the United States,” said SFL Chairman Raj Kundra. “Invicta FC has done some incredible things for women’s MMA in such a short time, and I am confident that working with their great organization is a step that will help further the MMA movement in India that we initiated this year with our live event series.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Invicta FC 13's Tonya Evinger on why she won't sign with UFC and wants to be their spoiler

  • 20 days ago
  • 30 views

Tonya Evinger remembers well her last conversation with the UFC. It certainly made an impression, and not necessarily a good oneFiled under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Amy Montenegro Ready to Capture the Spotlight at Invicta FC 13

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

Strawweight prospect Amy Cadwell Montenegro knows that Invicta FC 13, part of UFC International Fight Week, is her opportunity to capture a white-hot spotlight. read news >>

TUF 21 Finale: 3 Things to Look for in Michelle Waterson's UFC Debut

  • 21 days ago
  • 76 views

Michelle Waterson, former Invicta FC atomweight champion, joined the UFC earlier this year and will make her in-cage debut on July 12th against Angela Magana. It was a significant signing for the gro read news >>

Watch the Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin Weigh-In Live on Wednesday at 9 PM ET

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

Watch the official Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin weigh-in streaming live from Las Vegas on Wednesday at 9 p.m ET. read news >>

Invicta FC 13: Cris Cyborg Gets Another Tuneup Fight Before Attempting 135 Lbs

  • 22 days ago
  • 13 views

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino returns to action this week, and it will be just another fight of total destruction to add to her resume. Justino, the Invicta FC featherweight champion, defends her title read news >>

Women’s MMA Stalwart Tonya Evinger on Brink of Invicta FC Championship

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Tonya Evinger believes that she has finally made all the right moves to win her first major championship at Invicta FC 13 on Thursday. read news >>

Fans invited to this week's TUF 21 Finale, Invicta FC 13 media events

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

In addition to a slate of UFC 189 fight-week activities, fans are invited to some pre-fight events for Invicta FC 13 and The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale this week.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

CABMMA joins forces with USADA for new UFC drug testing program

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission have partnered with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in order to enforce random drug tests as part of the UFC's new drug testing program. Yesterday, MMAFighting confi read news >>

The MMA Hour - 288 - Joanna Jedrzejczyk

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk joins us in studio to talk about her latest win and what's next for her. read news >>

Invicta FC 13 video promo: Get suitably amped for next week's title triple-header

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

In addition to UFC 189 and The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, next week features Invicta FC 13 and an impressive championship triple-header.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>