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Felice Herrig Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Invicta FC

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Felice HerrigTwenty-eight-year-old strawweight (115 pounds) Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (9-4) has signed an exclusive, multi-fight agreement with women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts promotion Invicta Fighting Championships.

Herrig, a winner of four consecutive fights and a protégé of MMA veteran Jeff Curran, will make her Invicta FC debut later this year.

“I couldn’t be happier than I am now, after signing with Invicta FC,” said Herrig.  “I have seen them do so much for women and really give them a chance to shine.  I don’t think anyone realized how big Invicta FC would become, and I am truly proud to say I have found a home with them.

“We are excited about bringing Felice, one of the brightest, young talents in the women’s field of MMA, under the Invicta FC umbrella,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp.  “Felice has overcome a lot of stiff competition, thus far, during her career, and we are looking forward to seeing her perform against some of the top women in the world who fight for Invicta FC.”

A seasoned striker who began her fight career as a kickboxer, Herrig was initially introduced to a national audience as a competitor on Fight Girls, the Oxygen network reality series that followed a group of women Muay Thai fighters vying for greatness in Thailand’s national sport.  Herrig emerged victorious over a champion in Thailand before the series concluded.

Herrig went on to become a world Muay Thai champion, winning the International Kickboxing Federation bantamweight crown on Nov. 15, 2008, by earning a unanimous decision over Katie Meehan in Chicago.  She also enjoyed a stint fighting in Chuck Norris’ now-defunct kickboxing promotion, World Combat League.

In her last MMA start on March 28, Herrig earned a split decision victory over Heather Clark at Bellator 94.

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  • Cereal Killer

    Almost all of her fights go to decision. Not the most exciting, but she is hot!

  • shakejunt

    great pickup for invicta and great move for herrig. bellator seriously mishandles their female talent.

    • lololol

      They had 2 women on the roster! lol! No other women was in bellator organization so i felt like that option was great letting the girls fight better competition. I doubt bellator wanted to release them.. but they had to.

      • shakejunt

        we’ll see how long they hold onto aguilar

        • shakejunt

          i stand corrected…

  • jeremy

    yeah she’s hot!!