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Invicta Expands Roster Adding UFC Veterans

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The premier women’s mixed martial arts promotion has added eight new fighters to their roster, five of which will compete in Invicta Fighting Championships’ loaded strawweight division.

Three of the eight recent Invicta signings are Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans, with Jamie MoyleDanielle Taylor and Viviane Pereira all joining the promotion.

Moyle (4-3) actually began her professional career with Invicta and will return to the promotion after being a contestant on Season 23 of “The Ultimate Fighter” and a three-fight UFC stint.

Meanwhile, Taylor (9-4) has also been signed to compete at strawweight. Taylor was a two-time King of the Cage champion before joining the UFC, where she fought five times, which included a victory over former Invicta champion Jessica Penne.

Pereira (13-2) is also a former UFC strawweight, with the 25-year-old Brazilian’s résumé highlighted by wins over former UFC title challenger Valerie Letourneau and current UFC contender Poliana Botelho.

Invicta also has an agreement in place with highly-touted Japanese fighter Kanako Murata (8-1), who will compete for the promotion in between her fights in Rizin Fighting Federation.

Valerie Wong and Caitlin Sammons will make their professional MMA debuts under the Invicta banner after successful amateur careers, while featherweights Zarah Fairn dos Santos (6-2) and former Invicta title challenger Faith Van Duin round out the recent list of Invicta signees.

No matchups have been announced as of Thursday, however fight announcements for all eight fighters are expected to be revealed shortly, according to the promotion.

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