WOMEN’S SUPERSTAR FELICE HERRIG SIGNS EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
(PRESS RELEASE) -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 13, 2012) – Twenty-eight
year-old strawweight (115 pounds) superstar Felice
Herrig (9-4) of Crystal Lake, Ill. has signed an exclusive,
multi-fight agreement with women’s world championship Mixed Martial
Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships.
Herrig, a winner of four consecutive fights and protégé of MMA star
Curran, will make her Invicta FC debut later this year.
“I couldn’t be happier than I am now, after signing with Invicta
FC,” said Herrig. “I have seen them do so much for women and really
give them a chance to shine. I don’t think anyone realized how big
Invicta FC would become, and I am truly proud to say I have found a
home with them.
“We are excited about bringing Felice, one of the brightest, young
talents in the women’s field of MMA, under the Invicta FC
umbrella,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “Felice has
overcome a lot of stiff competition, thus far, during her career,
and we are looking forward to seeing her perform against some of
the top women in the world who fight for Invicta FC.”
A seasoned striker who began her fight career as a kickboxer,
Herrig was initially introduced to a national audience as a
competitor on Fight Girls, the Oxygen network reality series that
followed a group of women Muay Thai fighters vying for greatness in
Thailand’s national sport. Herrig emerged victorious over a
champion in Thailand before the series concluded.
Herrig went on to become a world Muay Thai champion, winning the
International Kickboxing Federation bantamweight crown on November
15, 2008 by earning a unanimous decision over Katie Meehan in
Chicago. She also enjoyed a stint fighting in Chuck Norris’
now-defunct kickboxing promotion, World Combat League.
In her last MMA start on March 28, Herrig earned a split decision
victory over Heather
Clark in Tampa, Fla.
About Invicta Fighting Championships: Invicta Fighting
Championships (www.invictafc.com) is a world championship 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 and
sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering
the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible
matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing
future superstars of the sport.
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