The Impact of Invicta FC

The Impact of Invicta FC

Verdict MMA|
March 09, 2022|

When Royce Gracie won UFC 1 in 1993, no one could envision this sport becoming what it has today. Mixed martial arts continues to advance every year and it’s led to the explosion of a sport.

One of the most significant days in this sport’s history is February 23rd, 2013. It’s the day that Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche became the first women in UFC history to compete inside an Octagon. This sparked hope and inspired many young women across the world to train in martial arts.

Before Rousey and Carmouche competed inside the Octagon, the foundations of women’s mixed martial arts were built outside the UFC. The likes of Gina Carano, Julie Kedzie, Shayna Baszler, Cris Cyborg, and others paved the road for future generations.

It was in April of 2012 when women’s mixed martial arts had a major breakthrough. Shannon Knapp created Invicta Fighting Championships which became the first mixed martial arts promotion in North America that was solely dedicated to women.

Laura Sanko with her hand raised. Captured by Esther Lin
Laura Sanko with her hand raised. Captured by Esther Lin

Before they competed inside the Octagon, the likes of Amanda Nunes, Rose Namajunas, Cris Cyborg, Mackenzie Dern, Carla Esparza, Michelle Waterson, Angela Hill, and more competed in Invicta.

The next generation of women’s fighters will be competing at Invicta FC 46 on March 9th headlined by a Championship rematch between Karina Rodríguez and Daiana Torquato.

This event will mark the first time in combat sports history that both open scoring by the cage-side judges and the Global Scorecard of the Verdict Community will be featured on the broadcast. We’ll see exactly how the judges and the world are scoring fights in real-time. The Verdict logo will also be featured on the canvas.

Invicta FC 46 will be streaming live and free on YouTube at 8 PM ET. Join us in making history.

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