Invicta FC’s Exclusive U.S. TV Rights Deal With CBS Sports: Elevating Women’s MMA

Sayury Canon, Amanda Macioce Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

Los Angeles – Another major milestone in women’s sports was reached today when Invicta Fighting Championships®, the world’s top all-women mixed martial arts promotion, announced an exclusive U.S. television rights contract with CBS Sports.

Invicta FC will stream live on CBS Sports Network beginning on June 28 with the much-awaited Bernardo vs. Rubin match. With this partnership, Invicta FC will be able to provide elite women’s MMA action to a wider audience on television and the internet, highlighting the organization’s ongoing expansion and vital role in the MMA scene.

The five upcoming Invicta events will air on CBS Sports Network in 2024. The highly anticipated Invicta FC 55 is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET. The evening’s main event, which will be televised live from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, is a Bantamweight Championship bout between UFC veteran Talita Bernardo and submission specialist “Big Bad” Olga Rubin. Rubin’s historic performance at Invicta FC 53 earned her the title of “Submission Of The Year.” In the co-main event of the evening, Sayury Canon, the unbeaten fighter, will face Kay Hansen, a native of California, in a Strawweight match.

As the only female CEO of a major combat sports promotion, Shannon Knapp is a trailblazing executive in the combat sports industry. She launched Invicta FC in 2012. Invicta has revolutionized mixed martial arts over the past 12 years by giving elite female fighters worldwide a crucial platform. For many years, Invicta FC served as a vital forum for exhibiting female mixed martial arts talent, giving rise to some of the most notable athletes in the sport. Legends like Amanda Nunes, Rose Namajunas, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino, and Paige VanZant are among the many notable alumnae of the promotion. These athletes have made their presence known to the world through Invicta, showcasing their extraordinary abilities and solidifying their legacy in mixed martial arts history.

“CBS Sports is the perfect partner for Invicta FC,” said Knapp. “By joining forces with their global platform, we’re set to bring our world-class events to an even larger audience. 2024 will be a landmark year for us, packed with unparalleled matchups and title fights exclusive to Invicta. We are excited to showcase our world-class events and demonstrate why Invicta FC is the leading brand in women’s MMA, giving fans around the world a front-row seat to the action.”

CBS Sports Network is available on DIRECTV (channel 221) and Dish Network (channel 158). CBS Sports Network’s programming can also be viewed live online at CBSSports.com.

CBS Sports’ Complete 2024 Invicta FC Schedule (9-11 p.m. ET) is as follows:

  • Friday, June 28 – Invicta FC 55: Bernardo vs. Rubin – Memorial Hall in Kansas City
  • Friday, August 9 – Invicta FC 56
  • Friday, September TBD – Invicta FC 57
  • Wednesday, November 6 – Invicta FC 58
  • Friday, December 13 – Invicta FC 59

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