Anthem Sports and Entertainment has acquired Invicta Fighting Championships, and that means a new broadcast home for the all-female promotion.
The media company, which owns properties such as AXS TV, Fight Network and IMPACT Wrestling, recently announced the news in a release. After several years streaming on UFC Fight Pass, Invicta events moving forward will air on AXS TV in the United States and Fight Network in Canada. Meanwhile, Invicta FC founder Shannon Knapp will join Anthem’s executive team as a senior member of Sports Media Group and will continue her role running the organization.
“This is a huge moment for Invicta and for women in the sport,” Knapp said in a release. “Invicta FC was founded to give female mixed martial artists a platform where they could compete and prove the doubters wrong. Now, as part of the Anthem portfolio and with shows on national television for the first time, Invicta’s platform will be bigger than ever, and more people will have the opportunity to see the world’s elite female athletes compete. With Anthem’s backing, it’s going to be easier than ever for our fans to catch all the Invicta action and for new fans to find out exactly why Invicta is one of the world’s most exciting fight promotions.”
Invicta FC will return on May 21 with an as yet to be announced world championship fight at the top of the card. According to a release, Anthem “plans to steadily increase the number of Invicta FC shows across AXS TV, digital streaming platforms and standalone pay-per-view supercards.”
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