September 21, 2020

Invicta FC, Pancrase announce talent-sharing agreement

Invicta FC has announced a unique talent-sharing deal with Pancrase, a premier Japanese promotion. 

Through an October 10 press release, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp said, “It’s an honor to be able to partner with Pancrase, one of MMA’s most storied promotions. Through our talent-sharing agreement, we hope to be able to capitalize on the wealth of female fighters being developed by both Invicta and Pancrase in a mutually beneficial way.”

Pancrase President Masakazu Sakai also commented, “from this partnership, the world’s best fighters from Invicta will get an opportunity to fight in Pancrase, and at the same time, Japanese fighters will get to experience fighting Invicta fighters that are at the world level.” President Sakai continued, “This might open the door for fans in Japan to see Japanese fighters under the Invicta contract, such as Mizuki and Hashi to fight in Japan as well. Both Invicta FC and Pancrase are currently on UFC Fight Pass, and by exchanging fighters, we are looking to increase opportunities for fighters to compete more often.”

It is not yet known when the deal will take effect.

Read the official press release here!

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2 thoughts on “Invicta FC, Pancrase announce talent-sharing agreement

  1. I would not be surprised to see Invicta FC eventually partnering with Bellator on certain fight cards the way Bellator partners with BAMMA over in Europe for certain fight cards. I can see Shannon Knapp working well with Bellator President Scott Coker and with Spike President Kevin Kay. And with Spike Network becoming The Paramount Network soon, I’m sure programming will be needed and Invicta FC would fit in nicely.

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