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Five reasons why Invicta FC passed on top U.S.-based talent

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According to a Feb. 15 report from MMA Junkie, Invicta FC has replenished its roster with a surprising number of fighters from outside the United States.

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Invicta FC officials replaced 11 of their top strawweight stars by securing the services of Brazilian striker Herica Tiburcio, 115-pound submission ace Livia Renata Souza, Florida standout Delaney Owen, North Carolina striker Ashley "Doll Face" Greenway and atomweight phenom Amber Brown, along with heavy-handed superstars Irena Aldana and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Additionally, Invicta FC officials announced the signings of TUF 18 alums Peggy "The Daywalker" Morgan, Valerie Letourneau and Roxanne Modafferi.

The promotion also welcomed Faith Van Duin and Rachel Ostovich.

“Invicta has always endeavored to balance delivering the athletes fans know and love, with an eye toward building the next generation of female MMA stars,” Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp stated. “Women’s MMA is truly a global sport, and at Invicta we have scoured the globe in order to bring the best talent to our fans. There is talent all around the globe, and our goal at Invicta has been to provide athletes with a worldwide platform to display their talent.”

New Invicta FC matchmaker Julie Kedzie is also pleased with the next wave of talent to enter the Invicta fold.

“This new class provides me with added depth to put together matchups that we believe the fans want to see,” Kedzie stated.

The new Invicta FC signings are certainly fantastic, but the promotion took some heat from fight fans for signing so many international fighters and not enough local talent.

Here's a look at five reasons why Invicta FC might have passed on top local talent.


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