Invicta FC, CBS Sports

Invicta FC is moving to CBS Sports

Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta FC) announced today an exclusive U.S. television rights deal with CBS Sports, marking another significant milestone in women’s sports.

Starting with the highly-anticipated Invicta FC 55: Bernardo vs. Rubin on June 28, Invicta FC will air live on CBS Sports Network. This agreement underscores Invicta FC’s continued growth and essential position in the MMA landscape, bringing top-tier women’s MMA action to a broader audience both on television and online.

CBS Sports Network will air five upcoming Invicta events throughout 2024 — kicking off with the highly-anticipated Invicta FC 55 on Friday, June 28, at 9 p.m. ET. Broadcast live from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, the evening is headlined by a bantamweight championship showdown as UFC veteran Talita Bernardo defends her title for the first time against submission specialist “Big Bad” Olga Rubin, whose history-making performance at Invicta FC 53 earned her “Submission of the Year” accolades. The night also includes a co-main event strawweight showdown, pitting the undefeated Sayury Cañon against California native Kay Hansen.

Invicta FC was founded in 2012 by trailblazing combat sports executive Shannon Knapp, who continues to make history as the only female head of a major combat sports promotion. Over the last 12 years, Invicta has changed the face of MMA — providing a vital platform for top female athletes from around the globe. Invicta FC has long been a pivotal platform for showcasing female MMA talent, providing a stage where some of the sport’s most remarkable athletes first made their mark. The promotion’s impressive alumni roster features legends such as Amanda Nunes, Rose Namajunas, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Paige VanZant, among many others. Through Invicta, these athletes have announced their presence to the world, demonstrating their exceptional skills and cementing their place in MMA 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

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

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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