The UFC and Invicta FC don’t have an official deal in place, but are working jointly as WMMA continues to expand. Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp sees the relationship as good for both parties involved.
“It’s not really co-promotion so much as it is a good working relationship,” said Knapp to Bloody Elbow. “I think since the UFC ventured into adding females to their cards, we’ve become an asset to each other. I feel good about the relationship moving forward and it will be beneficial to all.”
On tonight’s Invicta FC 5 card, Sarah Kaufman will compete. She is one of the 10 or so names that the UFC brought in to be a member of the new women’s division.
When Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos didn’t want to drop to bantamweight, the only women’s division in the UFC, Dana White permitted her to compete for Invicta FC while under a Zuffa contract. She ultimately opted for her release.
Invicta FC 5 is later today from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, MO. It can be seen online for $9.95 by clicking here.