Invicta FC Announces Return to Pay-Per-View for Invicta FC 44: A New Era

By Tudor Leonte Jul 28, 2021

On Tuesday, Invicta Fighting Championships announced its return to pay-per-view with the upcoming Invicta FC 44: A New Era. It will be the promotion’s first pay-per-view since Invicta FC 7, which took place on Dec. 7, 2013. After that, the promotion signed a deal to broadcast its events on UFC Fight Pass. The agreement held since Invicta FC 43, after which the promotion aired on Axs TV.

Fans can order the Invicta FC 44 event on for $19.99 in the United States, $14.99 in Canada and $9.99 in the rest of the world. For the occasion, the card will feature a pair of title fights. The main event will crown a new straight queen as Emily Ducote and Danielle Taylor clash for the vacant championship. In the co-main event, Lisa Verzosa faces Taneisha Tennant for the bantamweight title.

“I'm excited for our athletes to showcase their skills on pay-per-view again,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp in a press release. "These title fights feature some of the most talented women in mixed martial arts and I can't wait to watch these amazing match-ups.”

Bellator MMA vet Ducote (9-6, 2-1 Invicta) earned her title shot following her victory over Juliana Lima in the Invicta FC 40 headliner. Prior, “Gordinha” stopped Janaisa Morandin with punches at Invicta FC 36 before losing a narrow split decision to Kanako Murata. While Ultimate Fighting Championship alum Taylor (11-5, 1-1 Invicta) suffered a defeat in her latest walkout in Invicta FC, “Dynamite” bounced back on track after edging fellow UFC vet Jessica Aguilar at XFC 43.

Verzosa (6-1, 5-1 Invicta) has recently outpointed via split decision Raquel Canuto at Invicta FC 42. Before that, she lost to Julija Stoliarenko at the Phoenix Series 3, a defeat that snapped a five-bout winning streak. Tennant (3-1, 2-0 Invicta) is the Phoenix Tournament winner, where she upended in the same night Hope Chase and Brittney Victoria Grizzelle in pro exhibition matches before laying claim to a unanimous decision over Taylor Guardado. In her latest fight, she dropped a decision to Danyelle Wolf at the Dana White’s Contender Series in September 2020.

Invicta FC 44: A New Era will take place at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City on Aug. 27. The prelims will be broadcast in the U.S. on AXS TV and streamed for free worldwide on Invicta FC’s YouTube channel beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. The main card will start at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

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