Invicta FC Acquired By Anthem Sports And Entertainment
Invicta Fighting Championships, the all-female MMA promotion based out of Kansas City, has been acquired by Anthem Sports and Entertainment, the promotion announced.
Invicta FC joins AXS TV, Fight Network, IMPACT Wrestling and others under the Anthem Sports and Entertainment umbrella.
“This is a huge moment for Invicta and for women in the sport,” Shannon Knapp said. “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.”
Knapp will remain as a key part of Invicta FC while also joining the Anthem executive team.
Invicta FC was founded in 2012 and has held over 400 fights on 46 events including fighters such as Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes and Rose Namajunas.
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“We are very excited to acquire this uniquely positioned MMA promotion, adding a new content pillar to our combat sports portfolio as part of our overall strategy to transform Anthem into a leading global content company,” Anthem CCO Ed Nordholm said. “What Shannon has accomplished with Invicta is one of the sport’s great success stories. She will play a vital role as a senior member on the Anthem executive team and as a shareholder in Anthem, and we look forward to helping her take Invicta to new heights.”
Invicta FC events will air on AXS TV and Fight Network beginning with Invicta FC 44 on Friday, May 21.