Be Excited for Invicta FC 3

by DeLeon DeMicoli | source: The Underground Blog

This is another piece by Underground Blogger DeLeon DeMicoli, whose regular column "This Fighting Life" is insipred by NPR's "This American Life."

DeLeon DeMicoli writes and trains in San Francisco, CA.  He is currently writing a novel on Mixed Martial Arts.

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You should be excited for Invicta FC 3 this Saturday. Why? A card chock full of smaller weight fights means quick-paced action like the late, and greatly missed, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).

Invicta FC, an all women’s MMA promotion, was conceived once Zuffa purchased Strikeforce back in 2011. Shannon Knapp, a former Strikeforce executive, began receiving calls from Strikeforce female fighters wondering if their jobs were on the line since Zuffa didn’t have a track record of promoting female fights.

Shannon along with her business partner, Janet Martin, pooled their resources together and created Invicta FC (Invicta is Latin for invincible), the first all women’s MMA promotion in America.

Their first event was held on April 2012 and was available to stream for free on their website. Their second event was held in July and featured standouts like Olympic medalist Sara McMann, Strikeforce alum Liz Carmouche and Jewels (a Japanese female MMA promotion) Lightweight Queen champion Ayaka Hamasaki.

Their next event, scheduled for this Saturday, October 6 at 7 pm EST / 4 pm PST, includes fourteen fights (six prelim fights, eight main card fights) to be streamed live via (during their last event the promotion had to secure extra servers due to high traffic that caused their website to crash. Hopefully they’ll be better prepared this time around). Calling the action will be Mauro Ranallo alongside Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Julie Kedzie.

The main event will feature the first ever Invicta FC title fight. Jessica Penne (9-1) versus undefeated Japanese fighter Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama in the atomweight division (105 lbs.)

The co-main event will feature BJJ brown belt Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-7) versus Invicta FC 2 winner Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (6-2) in the bantamweight division (135 lbs.).

The rest of the Main card includes:
•    Leslie Smith vs. Kaitlin Young
•    Barb Honchak vs. Aisling Daly
•    Tara LaRosa vs. Vanessa Porto
•    Raquel Pennington vs. Cat Zingano
•    Michelle Waterson vs. Lacey Schuckman
•    Julia Budd vs. Danielle West

Full fight card link:

Invicta FC three will stream live.



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Authority Figure site profile image  

10/3/12 11:22 PM by Authority Figure

Let's not even encourage that negative asshole to come into this thread. He single handedly drove the hater train during Invicta 2.

HolyAvengerP5 site profile image  

10/3/12 10:52 PM by HolyAvengerP5

^^ let's just say more than 5 and less than a million people will watch.we can all agree on this.

Korpiklaani site profile image  

10/3/12 10:42 PM by Korpiklaani

invicta is awsome, the fights are usually more exciting than the men, really happy to see a place females can go, strikeforce is a joke thanks to zuffa

CindyO site profile image  

10/3/12 10:38 PM by CindyO

I predict half a million viewers annnnnnd that they won't lose the stream this time because they'll be ready for the traffic;) I hear A very respected MMA writer will be there live to cover the event numbers as they happen as well as review those from the previous two shows. He'll also have access to speak directly with the streaming company! CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Cindy

CindyO site profile image  

10/3/12 10:38 PM by CindyO

Shoe Momey, you're going to this event, right? Cindy

Mulletron5000 site profile image  

10/3/12 10:30 PM by Mulletron5000

Oh good, will have to check it out.

Lahzerous site profile image  

10/3/12 10:29 PM by Lahzerous


Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

10/3/12 10:29 PM by Nexuscrawlers

Last 2 were free live stream. I assume this will he the same.

mister3mma site profile image  

10/3/12 10:28 PM by mister3mma

Inside mma highlights for me

Mulletron5000 site profile image  

10/3/12 10:25 PM by Mulletron5000

Is it free?