Invicta Fighting Championships’ atomweight division is about to be shaken up with the return of Simona Soukupova.
The promotion issued a news release announcing Soukupova’s return. In the release, Soukupova said she had wanted to return to the promotion after a lengthy absence.
“To fight for Invicta means to fight the world’s best female fighters of my weight category, that is what I want and train for,” she said in the release.
Soukupova (5-3-1 MMA, 1-0 Invicta) made her Invicta debut back in 2013 at Invicta FC 5 where she submitted veteran Cassie Rodish with a guillotine choke in the second round. Since then she dropped a decision to Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She returned to action in May, where she finished Iman Darabi in the second round.
“Since my last fight for Invicta, I have improved my game and I consider myself to be a well-rounded fighter now,” Soukupova said.
Although her fight resume isn’t too long, she’s fought some impressive names, including current UFC fighter Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig and former Invicta titleholder Katja Kankaanpaa.
Invicta’s 105-pound division experienced a changing of the guard at the of 2014 when Herica Tiburcio shocked the world and defeated Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson to win the atomweight crown. Soukupova is expected to make her Invicta return in 2015. It will be interesting to see what new skills and tricks she brings to the cage.