Invicta FC signs 15 fighters including Modafferi and Morgan


Invicta Fighting Championships has announced the signing of fifteen women’s Mixed Martial Arts athletes to the Kansas City based promotion. The fifteen new athletes are spread across all five of the current weight classes in the women’s world championship MMA promotion and represent the next chapter in the history of Women’s MMA.

The group is led by Ultimate Fighting Championships veterans Peggy Morgan and Roxanne Modafferi.

Atomweight (105lbs)
•Amber Brown- 3-1, United States

Strawweight (115lbs)
•Livia Renata Souza- 5-0, Brazil
§Karolina Kowalkiewicz - 4-0, Poland
•Mellony Geugjes -0-1 MMA, 18-5-2 Kickboxing, 10-0 PRO Boxing, Netherlands
•Herica Tiburcio- 7-2, Brazil
•Ashley Greenway- Pro Debut, United States

Flyweight (125lbs)
Roxanne Modafferi - 15-11, United States
•Rachel Ostovich- 0-1, United States
•Joanna Jedrzejczyk -  4-0, Poland
•Valerie Letourneau – 4-3, Canada
•Delaney Owen – Pro Debut, United States

Bantamweight (135lbs)
Peggy Morgan- 2-1, United States
•Cindy Dandois- 5-1, Belgium
•Irene Aldana-  3-1, Mexico

Featherweight (145lbs)
•Faith Van Duin- 4-0, New Zealand

Since the inaugural Invicta FC live event in April 2012, Invicta has maintained its goal of showcasing current stars of Women’s MMA, but also building the stars of the future.

“Invicta has always endeavored to balance delivering the athletes fans know and love, with an eye towards building the next generation of female MMA stars,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “It has always been important to give the fans new athletes to cheer for, and to give the athletes themselves a platform to showcase their talent for the entire world to see.”

Continuing another Invicta FC trend, recently signed athletes hail from all corners of the globe, including as far away as New Zealand.

“Women’s MMA is truly a global sport, and at Invicta we have scoured the globe in order to bring the best talent to our fans,” said Knapp. “There is talent all around the globe, and our goal at Invicta has been to provide athletes with a worldwide platform to display their talent.”

Newly minted Invicta FC Matchmaker Julie Kedze is excited with the options the new signings represent for Invicta.

“This new class provides me with added depth to put together match ups that we believe the fans want to see.” remarked Kedzie.

Invicta currently plans to hold six world class MMA events in 2014, with the first tentatively planned for early April.


tags: Invicat FC   Roxanne Modafferi (detail)  Peggy Morgan (detail)  


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2/17/14 10:11 AM by AsimpleFan

Invicta is my favorite MMA Org. No bs or contract drama, great fights every time, reasonable PPV price, and always signing new fighters. Shannon Knapp is a class act. Congratulations Roxy.

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2/17/14 9:52 AM by cheesesteak

I'm so happy you decided against retiring and are now fighting in Invicta. Awesome Roxy!

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2/16/14 8:18 PM by FETT_DiscipleDojo

When Invicta lost all those 115ers to the upcoming TUF season I was bummed because I'm such a fan of so many of them. But you signing with Invicta makes me happy again. You're gonna shine!

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2/16/14 7:22 PM by kaitlinrosie

Hoping to finally meet you in real life soon Rox :-) Congrats!

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2/16/14 2:19 PM by Rox19

Thank you, guys! :)

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2/15/14 12:10 PM by TwoFatNuts

WAR Rox!!!

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2/15/14 11:17 AM by njfinest

She will have her hands full with any of those girls above but at least she is in her right weight division now

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2/15/14 11:12 AM by CV973

How do u guys think she will do in the Invicta 125lb division?The champ Barb Honchak is a very smart technical fighter#1 Contender Vanessa Porto is a killerthen you have Zoila Gurgel, Jennifer Maia, Leslie Smith etc.She wont have any easy fights that fo sure.

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2/15/14 6:53 AM by Denise

Congrats! I'm looking forward to seeing you back in the cage!

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2/15/14 3:39 AM by vegasdolphin

Congrats Roxanne! You will do great! My son is so shy around you, but Thank you so, so much for always making time to meet with us.  I recently met with Roxanne and purchased 2 of her books. I havent had the time to read it yet. From what I hear is its great. Hit her up on Twitter for that. But Roxanne- Really. You lift Joeys spirits while he is in a tough war with his health, eventually he will open up. Hope to see you soon. Stay cool! Good luck and train your ass off!! Tony