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Future Implications of The UFC Fight Pass and Invicta FC Multi Year Contract


In terms and conditions that were not fully disclosed the UFC has signed a multi-event, multi-year deal with Invicta Fighting Championships to air shows and previous content on Fight Pass, the UFC’s online digital network. Now all of Invicta’ s past fights, as well as future cards, will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass with the first live event expected for late this summer.Headline event has not yet been announced its s strong possibility it will be a championship bout between Cris Cyborg and Ediane Gomes.The UFC’s Fight Pass service costs subscribers $9.99 per month includes live UFC events, including preliminary-card bouts, as well as the extensive Zuffa library of fights, including the UFC, Strike force, WEC, PRIDE, and EliteXC.

This should come as no surprise considering Invicta provided the entire straw weight division of females for the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. This could also mean future matchups for females such as Rhonda Rousey vs Cris Cyborg, a possibly a crossover of talents in WMMA.

Sharon Knapp of Invicta said in a press release.

“This is a great day for my company,Since the start of Invicta, I’ve been committed to providing the biggest and best possible platform for women athletes and, with this distribution deal with UFC Fight Pass, Invicta will reach the most passionate MMA fans, wherever they are in the world. “We are targeting a late-summer event, headlined by a world title fight. This is an historic event for me, the company and my athletes, and every one of them is going to want to be on this first card.”

An announcement in regards to the first Invicta event on Fight Pass is expected in the coming weeks. Expect to see further development of the relationship between the UFC and Invicta. This relationship brings up a lot of questions for fight fans as it applies to the Future of Invicta. How much did this deal cost for the UFC and was it the right move by Invicta? Could this be a step in the direction of the UFC buying out Invicta? These are all questions that we will be looking out for as this story and relationship develops.

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Autumn Ziemba
Autumn’s interest in Martial Arts began in her early teens through her father and brother. They trained together for several years. During those years she was also active in Sports. Autumn took a break from Martial Arts and athletics to pursue her education. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Oneonta State College in Sociology with a concentration in Pre-professional Human Services. She then studied Social Sciences at Binghamton University receiving her Masters in Social Science in 2009. Her passion lies in Gender equality for sports and facets of Mixed Martial Arts. She currently works as a Criminal Justice Professional. Writing is a passion of hers and she enjoys engaging with people of various backgrounds to gain an understanding of different perspectives in the world of MMA.