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Showtime Exploring MMA Return, Eyes Invicta FC

The former home of Strikeforce is apparently looking to get back in the MMA broadcast business. Showtime apparently has a promotion in mind as well, Invicta Fighting Championships. The possibility was brought up to FOX Sports Latino by Showtime General Manager Stephen Espinoza.

While the premium network is looking into getting back into the business, they are not looking to rush anything. Showtime execs want to assess the current TV market for the sport, which has grown considerably crowded the past few months with WSOF, Bellator MMA, and the UFC increasing their TV presence in addition to promotions currently airing on AXStv.

So what makes Invicta FC a possible partner for the future? It boils down to the companies business acumen. β€œ[Invicta] knows how to make noise and do good sized events on a budget,” Espinoza said. β€œIt would be interesting to see what they can do on a bigger platform.”

Invicta FC is currently gearing up for their sixth fight card set to take place July 13 in Kansas City, Missouri. The card will be headlined by a pair of former Strikeforce champions as Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (formerly Santos) takes on Marloes Coenen. The card will air via pay-per-view for the first time in the promotion’s history.


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