One of the underrated MMA promotion Invicta FC which was gaining fans recently will now no longer be airing at UFC Fight Pass.
UFC Fight Pass and Invicta partnered in 2014 where Invicta 8 was the first event aired on the network. The main event featured Michelle Waterson making her first and only atomweight title defense. “The Karate Hottie” ended up finishing Yasuko Tamada in the final seconds of round three via TKO.
Before collaborating with the UFC, Invicta was working closely with Japan-based all-women’s promotion Jewels. Eventually, the U.S.-based organization began doing internet pay-per-view streams from Invicta 4 up until the seventh show. Among some of those notable headliners were the likes of Cris “Cyborg” Justino as well as Waterson.
Invicta’s most recent event took place in November. Headlining the show in her promotional debut was PFL staple and former Judo Olympic gold medalist, Kayla Harrison. Adding to her undefeated streak, Harrison defeated Courtney King by second-round TKO in a violent fashion.
Originally set to take place on that card was a vacant strawweight title tilt between former challenger Emily Ducote and the rising wrestler out of Mexico, Montserrat Ruiz. Due to COVID-19 complications, the bout was scrapped and is now expected to go down at the next event.
Invicta has produced the likes of Cris Cyborg, Megan Anderson, Felicia Spencer, Lauren Murphy, Yana Kunitskaya, Jennifer Maia, Carla Esparza, Angela Michelle Waterson, and Rose Namajunas to name a few.