A quarter of the way through 2016 and it’s an interesting time for all-female promotion Invicta FC.
On the heels Invicta FC 16 in March, arguably the best show the company has had, the promotion has a quick turnaround for its next event in May, all the while seeing many of its former champions move to the UFC.
In between shows, Invicta president Shannon Knapp spoke to MMAWeekly.com about the company’s year so far, the promotion’s roster, and what lies ahead in the coming months.
MMAWeekly.com: Firstly, Shannon, tell us your overall thoughts on Invicta’s March 11 event and how it went for the company.
Shannon Knapp: I definitely think the Vegas show was one of our best cards ever. Every fight on the card was evenly matched and all the athletes put on amazing performances. For me, based on the fight card and athlete performances, was one of the best events we’ve done.
MMAWeekly.com: Were there any fights or fighters that stood out in your mind?
Shannon Knapp: I was really surprised with Ashley Greenway’s performance (in her win over Sarah Click). Any time you have a new athlete coming in that’s very young in their career, you’re always curious as to exactly what you’re going to see and what you’re going to get. I was really impressed by her performance.
Angela Hill’s win (over Stephanie Eggink); I didn’t see that coming. The fight between Vanessa Porto and Jennifer Maia was unbelievable. Every fight on paper looked amazing and every fight turned out to be even better than I thought it was going to be.
MMAWeekly.com: Roxanne Modafferi picked up her fourth win in five fights for Invicta. How cool is it to see one of the sport’s pioneers still going out there and winning like she is?
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