Note: This is a story I wrote for MMA Latest News.
Invicta Fighting Championships continues to build their featherweight division with the recent signing of Australian prospect Megan Anderson.
In the news release, Anderson expressed her excitement with signing with Invicta.
“Invicta FC is a very respected and well-renowned organization and they are one of the front runners in the growth and rise of women in mixed martial arts. Being signed to an international promotion such as Invicta, it’s the ultimate dream for anyone in mixed martial arts. I’m very excited to be able to show them what this Aussie can do.”
In her professional debut, Anderson (4-1) dropped a close majority decision to fellow Australian Zoie Shreiweis. She went 4 for 4 in 2014, including a 30-second submission win (rear-naked choke) and forcing Shreiweis to tap to an armbar in 92 seconds of their rematch. Anderson is also the current Roshambo featherweight champion. Prior to joining Invicta, Anderson was scheduled to face Heather Malone at XFC Australia 24 earlier this month before that fight fell through.
Anderson will join Marina Shafir and Hannah Rogers as the newest additions to Invicta’s 145-pound roster. She is also the fifth Australian fighter to sign with the promotion. Fellow countrywoman Fiona Muxlow fought in the Invicta cage in 2013, facing Cris “Cyborg” Justino in the Brazilian’s promotional debut. Bec Rawlings and Alex Chambers enjoyed short stints in Invicta before moving on to the UFC. featherweight Fiona Muxlow. Jessica-Rose Clark signed with the company back in January.
“I’m very honored and proud to be representing my country in the Invicta cage. “We may be far away from the action, but we certainly bring it every time we step into that cage.”
Anderson added that she goes into the cage to get the “job done in the most ruthless and brutal way possible” and put the division on notice.
I like that Invicta is building their 145 division, a weight class that was once the unloved child of MMA but is now gaining momentum, especially with Bellator joining the featherweight club. This is a good signing for Invicta and it will be interesting to see how Anderson matches up in a division that has a mix of powerful strikers and submission specialists.