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Invicta FC Signs New Talent Exchange Deal With Pancrase

October 11, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Invicta Fighting Championships has announced that it has signed a new talent-sharing partnership with Japanese promotion Pancrase. Pancrase is one of the oldest MMA promotions, as it was created in 1993. Fighters from both Invicta FC and Pancrase will now be able to have fights in Japan and the United States.

Invicta President Shannon Knapp said: “It’s an honor to be able to partner with Pancrase, one of MMA’s most storied promotions. In addition to all past and present ‘Kings and Queens of Pancrase,’ pioneers and contemporary stars alike have passed through the Pancrase organization at one time or another. 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 added: “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. In addition, Japanese fighters would get a chance to fight in Invicta. This might open the door for fans in Japan to see Japanese fighters under the Invicta contract, such as Mizuki and Takayo 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.

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