Muay Thai world champion Felice "Lil' Bulldog" Herrig said on Aug. 29 on her official Facebook fan page that she'll be competing on the next Invicta Fighting Championships card.
"Just got my fight outfit back for my next fight.... all I can say is 'OWWWW OWWWWW' I'm sure you all know by now that I design all my outfits so when my seamstress and I are on the same page and It comes out just as I had envisioned in my mind I am soooo happy. Can't wait to show it off on the next Invicta Fighting Championships," Herrig posted.
Up until Aug. 29, it wasn't clear if Herrig would be making her promotional debut at Invicta FC 7 or 8. With Herrig's Facebook announcement, it appears she'll be featured on the Invicta FC 7 card, which will likely take place in November.
A standout 28-year-old strawweight who has emerged as winner of four consecutive fights, Herrig is a protege of MMA star Jeff Curran.
“I couldn’t be happier than I am now, after signing with Invicta FC,” said Herrig. “I have seen them do so much for women and really give them a chance to shine. I don’t think anyone realized how big Invicta FC would become, and I am truly proud to say I have found a home with them.
Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp is also extremely happy to have the seasoned striker on board.
“We are excited about bringing Felice, one of the brightest, young talents in the women’s field of MMA, under the Invicta FC umbrella,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “Felice has overcome a lot of stiff competition, thus far, during her career, and we are looking forward to seeing her perform against some of the top women in the world who fight for Invicta FC.”
A high-level striker who began her fight career as a kickboxer, Herrig was initially introduced to a national audience as a competitor on Fight Girls, the Oxygen network reality series that followed a group of women Muay Thai fighters vying for greatness in Thailand’s national sport.
Herrig emerged victorious over a champion in Thailand before the series concluded.
The Illinois native went on to become a world Muay Thai champion, winning the International Kickboxing Federation bantamweight crown on November 15, 2008 by earning a unanimous decision over Katie Meehan in Chicago.
She also enjoyed a stint fighting in Chuck Norris’ now-defunct kickboxing promotion, World Combat League.
In her last MMA start on March 28, Herrig earned a split decision victory over Heather Clark in Tampa, Fla.