The UFC ain’t the only mixed martial arts promotion taking their talent internationally. Scratch that, Invicta Fighting Championships is actually bringing international talent to them.
On Monday, the all-female MMA organization announced a strategic alliance with Super Fight League to develop women’s MMA talent out of India.
The partnership is intended to support Invicta FC’s goals of identifying the best female fighters on the planet, while providing Super Fight League with a means of promoting the sport to a broader demographic in its homeland.
“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,” said Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp. “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.”
In June, Invicta formed a similar strategic partnership with Japan-based women’s MMA promotion JEWELS. Invicta’s July 28th event featured two JEWELS champions – Ayaka Hamasaki and Hitomi Akano.
Including their upcoming October 6th show, Invicta FC will have promoted scraps with athletes from seven countries – Ireland, Scotland, Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands and France – in addition to the United States and Japan.