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Invicta Fighting Championships has a new home.
The UFC announced on Thursday evening that it has signed a multi-fight deal to air the all-female promotion on Fight Pass. While no official date has been announced for Invicta’s debut on the digital network, the promotion is targeting late summer for its next card, according to president Shannon Knapp.
“This is a great day for my company,” said Knapp. “Since the start of Invicta, I’ve been committed to providing the biggest and best possible platform for women athletes and, with this distribution deal with UFC Fight Pass, Invicta will reach the most passionate MMA fans, wherever they are in the world.”
In addition to having its future events air on Fight Pass, Invicta’s entire archive of past fights will also be made available. Invicta FC 7 aired on pay-per-view – both via cable and satellite providers as well as online – and saw Barb Honchak outpoint Leslie Smith in a 125-pound title tilt.
“This is a historic multi-year, multi-event deal,” said UFC Fight Pass chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik. “UFC Fight Pass already has subscribers in over 155 countries, which is a huge platform for the Invicta athletes… For any UFC fans that haven’t seen these women compete before – I guarantee they will be blown away when they see what Invicta is all about.”