Ronda Rousey Training Partner Marina Shafir Signs with Invicta Fighting Championship

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 1, 2015
Marina Shafir is set to enter Invicta FC’s featherweight division. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

Ronda Rousey training partner and “Four Horsewomen” member Marina Shafir has signed with Invicta Fighting Championship.

Shafir announced the news on a recent edition of the MMA Roasted podcast (via The Glendale Fighting Club representative had no further information regarding a date or opponent for her promotional debut, although she did reveal that she will compete at 145 pounds.

The 26-year-old “Supernova from Moldova” compiled a 5-0 amateur mark from 2012 to 2014, finishing all of her opponents via first-round submission. Shafir made her professional debut in April 2014, tapping out Chandra Engel via armbar 1:57 into the first round at LOP “Chaos at the Casino 4.” Shafir suffered her first career defeat last August, when she was knocked out in 37 seconds by Amanda Bell at LOP “Chaos at the Casino 5.”

Shafir has gained recognition in recent months for training with Rousey alongside fellow “Four Horsewomen” stablemates Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke.


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