UFC Champ Amanda Nunes Takes Position with Invicta to Help with Matchmaking, Talent Scouting

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 11, 2018


Reigning UFC bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes has taken on a position with Invicta Fighting Championships athlete development team.

The all-female promotion announced the news on Friday. According to a release, Nunes’ duties will include “assisting with the matchmaking process to create compelling fight cards and identifying the champions of tomorrow, specifically scouting talent in Brazil and the southeastern United States.”

“I’ve known and worked with Amanda for a long time, going all the way back to our Strikeforce days,” Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp said. “She was already part of the Invicta family, but now it’s official; now it’s on paper.

“I can’t think of a better ambassador for the sport and our organization.”

Nunes will make her first official appearance on Friday as the athletes competing at Invicta FC 27 weigh in and square off. She will also be present for Invicta FC 27 on Saturday at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., for a card headlined by a bantamweight clash between Sarah Kaufman and Pannie Kianzad.

“I’ve been very fortunate throughout my career to fight for the best organizations in the world,” said Nunes. “In my new position, I hope to be able to use my experience as a fighter and a champion to help groom the next generation. I’m honored to be a part of their journey at Invicta.”

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