It was already announced that the UFC had added the all-women’s promotion Invicta FC to its Fight Pass offerings, but the two promotions took it a step further on Thursday, announcing the first Invicta FC live broadcast on the digital network.
Invicta FC 8, which takes place on Sept. 6 in Kansas City, will stream live exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
“Fight Pass will be the exclusive streaming home for Invicta,” said UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik in announcing the Sept. 6 event.
“Right now, Fight Pass will be the only place where you will be able to see the entire fight card.”
He added though that, while Fight Pass is currently the exclusive streaming home of Invicta FC, the UFC is also acting as a sort of brokering agent on behalf of the all-women’s promotion and is actively trying to help it secure other broadcast deals.
Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp revealed that the Sept. 6 fight card would feature two title fights, but does not include 145-pound champ Cris “Cyborg” Justino, although there has been no indication that there is any friction between Invicta, Justino, and the UFC over her appearing on a Fight Pass card.
Atomweight champion (105 pounds) Michelle Waterson headlines the card by defending against Yasuko Tamada, while the co-main event pits Stephanie Eggink against Katja Kankaanpää for the promotion’s 115-pound title.
The strawweight belt was vacated by Carla Esparza when she became part of the mass adoption of Invicta’s 115-pound division by the UFC.
The entire Invicta FC fight library is also now available to UFC Fight Pass subscribers whether you want to watch individual fights or Invicta FC events in their entirety.
(Photo by Esther Linn / Invicta FC)