AXS TV & FIGHT NETWORK PARTNER WITH INVICTA FC TO DELIVER LIVE COVERAGE OF INVICTA FC 48, HEADLINED BY BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION TANEISHA TENNANT'S FIRST TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST OLGA RUBIN ON JULY 20 AT 9PM ET
'Invicta FC 48' Puts the Spotlight on Top Female MMA Fighters from Around the World in an Event Broadcast Live from Denver
'Invicta FC 48' Airs Live Throughout the U.S. & Canada on AXS TV & Fight Network, and is also Available on Invicta's Official YouTube Channel & Facebook Page
LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2022) - Invicta Fighting Championships, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., partners with fellow Anthem properties AXS TV and Fight Network, bringing Invicta FC 48's fight card of all-female MMA action to viewers throughout the United States and Canada in a special live broadcast on Wednesday, July 20 starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. In addition to AXS TV and Fight Network, Invicta FC 48 can be viewed on Invicta's official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.
Broadcast live from the ReelWorks venue in Denver, Invicta FC 48 puts the spotlight on world-class female athletes, local stars, and talented up-and-comers, alike, in seven hard-hitting matchups. The evening is headlined by a hotly-anticipated main event title fight, as bantamweight champion Taneisha Tennant - winner of Invicta FC's Phoenix Tournament 3 - defends her crown for the first time against former Bellator MMA featherweight challenger Olga Rubin in her Invicta debut.
Other highlights include pro boxing champion Melissa Oddessa Parker's first Invicta appearance vs. GLORY Kickboxing veteran Isis Verbeek; hometown heroine Mallory Martin's return to Invicta following a four-fight UFC stint; Ultimate Fighter 28 standout Katharina Lehner in her fourth Invicta match; first-round knockout specialist Amber Leibrock versus Morgan Frier, whose four wins have all come in less than one minute; and more.
A trailblazer in MMA for building a platform specifically designed to showcase top female fighters from around the globe, Invicta has again broken rare ground with the implementation of open scoring, which has been a staple of Invicta events for over two years.
"Invicta FC 48 is truly a landmark event for us in more ways than one. It has an action-packed fight card boasting a main event matchup for the bantamweight title and a highly-anticipated showdown between two of the sport's most promising rising stars," Knapp said. "This is also a great opportunity for Invicta fans both old and new to experience our game-changing open scoring, which raises the level of competition in the cage and makes each match even more exciting for the audience."
Invicta FC 48 Fight Card:
Bantamweight Title: Taneisha Tennant (4-1) vs. Olga Rubin (7-2)
Bantamweight: Katharina Lehner (7-3) vs. Talita Bernardo (7-4)
Strawweight: Mallory Martin (7-5) vs. Kyra Batara (8-5)
Flyweight: Liana Pirosin (8-4) vs. Kristina Williams (5-3)
Strawweight: Melissa Oddessa Parker (3-1) vs. Isis Verbeek (3-1)
Featherweight: Amber Leibrock (5-4) vs. Morgan Frier (4-3)
Bantamweight: Auttumn Norton (1-1) vs. Maria Djukic (2-0)
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women's MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook(InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.