Tomorrow night will mark the long awaited debut on Invicta MMA, which is an all-women’s MMA promotion, but not the first. A promotion known as Fatal Femmes Fighting was the original all-women’s MMA promotion in North America, but it closed after four events. For whatever reason, lack of talent…terrible promoting…, Fatal Femmes Fighting is no longer with us. That means that since 2008, there has not been a single all female MMA promotion running events in North America. Invicta MMA now premiers on a stage that is built on the successes of female fighters like Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Sarah Kaufman and several others.
With the recent successes of those women on the stages of Strikeforce and Bellator, it seems mighty necessary that a promotion rise to not only capitalize on their success, but to build on it as well.
Invicta FC plans on doing that with a loaded card tomorrow night that features some of the best female MMA talent in the world right now. Fighters like Marloes Coenen, Lisa Ellis-Ward, Liz Carmouche, Kaitlyn Young, Sarah D’Alelio, Amy Davis and others will be on the card. For a first effort, this is definitely a card that puts its best foot forward as one that is well worth going out of the way to see.
The force behind Invicta FC, Shannon Knapp, is also making sure that fans get a chance to check out the live card with a live free stream on Saturday Night. Even more exciting is the announce team that is being put together to call the action, which consists of Mauro Ranallo, King Mo and Julie Kedzie. While live streaming MMA events is not out of the ordinary, Invicta FC is making sure they do the best they can with the opportunity that they have.
So, why does Women’s MMA (WMMA) need Invicta FC?
Well there are a few really good reasons…
In just under two years the most recent contract between the Zuffa owned Strikeforce and Showtime will be coming to an end. For those not in the know, outside of Bellator, Strikeforce is the leading platform for female MMA competitors in North America right now. If the promotion does not return to Showtime in 2015, that would mean the biggest stage of female MMA comes to an end.
Also, with all likelihood, the female fighters would not be making their way to the Ultimate Fighting Championships. With that all being said and if it were to come to pass, that means a promotion like Invicta FC would be a big stage to grab all that female talent and make a big push to make women’s MMA the forefront of the sport.
In the beginning, female mixed martial arts was seen as something close to a bonus to people already paying to see the male fighters. Fast forward many years later now and female MMA is no longer a bonus attraction; it is the attraction for many fans out there.
So, why does Women’s MMA (WMMA) need Invicta FC? Quite simply put, because the fans deserve it, the fighters deserve it and MMA in general, deserves it.
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