Invicta FC will be randomly drug testing fighters, starting with their next show. The promotion’s president Shannon Knapp confirmed those reports to MMA Junkie.
An independent agency in conjunction with the Missouri Office of Athletics will take care of the testing. The testing happens before fights and will be at random. Invicta FC is currently taking offers from several independent testing agencies and hopes to make an official announcement later in the week.
Knapp said that fighters were made aware of the decision in late January and it’s being done to keep everything fair as PEDs are a problem.
The announcement comes after Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos was signed to a contract. Santos is coming off a one year suspension for steroids.
Invicta FC 5 comes from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, KS on April 5. Streaming information hasn’t been revealed.