Today the UFC held a special conference call regarding big news for their streaming subscription service, UFC Fight Pass. As expected, the announcement was that Invicta Fighting Championships will hold their first live event on UFC Fight Pass on September 6th in Kansas City.
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Just over a month ago the UFC announced that they inked a distribution deal with the all-women Invicta Fighting Championships promotion. From now on, all of the company’s fight footage and content will be exclusively aired on Fight Pass. As of today, the entire Invicta library, including all seven events, is available to stream on Fight Pass.
That news ultimately means that the UFC will likely take on Invicta’s top talent after they prove themselves in the all women’s organization. In layman’s terms, Invicta can essentially become a feeder league to the UFC.
With the addition of the Invicta fights to Fight Pass, there is almost 5,000 individual fights available on the streaming service.
The Invicta card in September will feature two title fights in the atomweight and strawweight divisions respectively. In the main event, Invicta atomweight champion Michelle Waterson takes on Yasuko Tamada. In the co-main event, Stephanie Eggink will take on Katja Kankaanpaa for the vacant strawweight title.
The card will also feature some well known names in women’s MMA such as Roxanne Modafferi, Tara Larosa, Tonya Evinger, Peggy Morgan, Charmaine Tweet, and more.