Invicta Fighting Championships, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., announced today a landmark five-year partnership with FOX Sports Mexico — broadcasting every Invicta FC event live and in Spanish to its viewers across the country, beginning with Invicta FC 49: Delboni vs. DeCoursey on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The upcoming event airs live from Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton, Okla., giving FOX Sports Mexico’s audience a front-row seat as the trailblazing promotion presents a night of world-class all-female action featuring top Mexican athletes Montserrat “The Monster” Rendon and Nadia Vera. Rendon is putting her undefeated streak on the line in a bantamweight bout against “The Quiet Storm” Brittney Cloudy, while Vera meets Shauna Bannon in a strawweight battle of the unbeatens.
Invicta FC 49 is headlined by atomweight champion Jéssica Delboni from Brazil in her first title defense opposite No. 1 contender “Lionheart” Jillian DeCoursey, and also includes Finland’s Maiju Suotama taking on Brazilian knockout specialist Ketlen “Esquentadinha” Souza in the flyweight co-main event; as well as Liz “The Titan” Tracy vs. Valesca “Tina Black” Machado in a strawweight showdown; and Ultimate Fighter alumnus Helen "Iansã" Peralta vs. UFC veteran Poliana Botelho.
“FOX Sports Mexico is dedicated to showcasing the absolute best sports coverage from across the globe, making Invicta FC the perfect complement to our strong lineup of international offerings,” said Cristina Ruiz de Velasco, FOX Sports General Manager. “Combat sports have always been popular with our audience, and we are proud to offer every live event from the world’s premier all-female MMA promotion through this interesting new partnership. Invicta FC is a true gamechanger in the industry, we cannot wait to share all they have in Mexico and excited for the upcoming Invicta FC 49 airing on September 28.”
“Mexico has long-boasted a large and passionate fanbase of knowledgeable combat sports enthusiasts, and we could not be more pleased to bring our groundbreaking brand of all-female MMA action to them through this landmark partnership with FOX Sports Mexico,” said Invicta FC founder and President Shannon Knapp. “Throughout our history, we have proudly showcased top Mexican athletes such as Alexa Grasso, Irene Aldana, Montserrat Ruiz, Karina Rodriguez and Pearl Gonzalez, and Invicta FC 49 continues that legacy with bouts featuring undefeated talents Montserrat Rendon and Nadia Vera. This is just the beginning of what we believe will be a long and successful partnership, and we look forward to presenting our unparalleled athletes, exciting matchups and innovative open scoring on FOX Sports Mexico for many years to come.”
In addition to airing live on FOX Sports Mexico, Invicta FC 49 will be broadcast on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, NENT Viaplay, Nova TV and Match TV across Europe, Star Times in Africa, and globally on Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, kicking off at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Tickets to the event are on sale now through StubWire.