New MMA promotions pop up daily, but Invicta Fighting Championships is different. Led by former Strikeforce matchmaker and talent relations manager Shannon Knapp, Invicta FC is an all-female MMA promotion.
Several critical issues were immediately raised. Is this going to save WMMA? Is Invicta going to go head to head with Strikeforce's female division? Does WMMA have the depth to have two world-class promotions?
And, does this mean they are going to have ring card guys?
The final question has now be answered, via the Twitter account of Natasha Wicks, winner of the 2009 Maxim UFC Octagon Girl Search.
Happy #friskyfriday everyone! Today is a speedwork, chiro., core day. W/ BBQ and TUF tonight!! stoked on my day :)
Exciting news 4 my MMA fans! I am honored to b @InvictaFights Ring girl 4 their 1st fights.. April 28th & July 1st Ill b in Kansas City :D
welcome aboard Natasha! :)
I am so incredibly honored! Thank you again.. stoked to have front row seats to watch the ladies kick a** :)
Congrats Natasha! #invicta fighting championship will soon be the #1 organization & big leagues for female mma!
I agree! I am so honored to be a part of their fights... support the woman in mma :)
glad to hear that, you're the best ring girl ever, imho.
Thank you!! that is always nice of you to say! :)
HollyMolly im tired!! Pushin through on todays weight sesh.. at AKA.. hill repeats kicked my butt yest.
Awesome 2 hear youll b a ring girl for @InvictaFights Since its a women fight league they might need a ring boy like ?
hahaha don't give him any ideas.. he would not even hesitate to be ring card boy ;)
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Kansas City, Kansas
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Marloes Coenen vs. Romy Ruyssen
Jessica Penne vs. Lisa Ellis-Ward
Liz Carmouche vs. Ashleigh Curry
Leslie Smith vs. Kaitlin Young
Cat Zingano vs. Anita Rodriguez
Sarah D’Alelio vs. Shana Nelson
Sally Krumdiack vs. Sarah Schneider
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc vs. Amy Davis
Sarah Maloy vs. Michele Gutierrez
Mollie Estes vs. Randi Miller
Ashley Cummins vs. Sofia Bagherdai
Jessica Philippus vs. Meghan Wright
Wicks in earlier times
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