Kansas City, Mo. — The flyweight division of Invicta Fighting Championships has received another boost.
Brazilian Mariana Morais has signed a contract to compete in the Invicta cage. The 19-year-old fighter from São Paulo has amassed an 8-2 professional record while primarily competing in her native country. She holds the rank of blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains under the tutelage of Gilliard “Paraná” at PRVT in Curitiba.
Morais will join the already stacked 125-pound weight class riding a four-fight winning streak. Five of her eight career wins have come via submission. Among her past opponents is current Invicta combatant Jennifer Maia.
“Signing with Invicta is something that all female fighters look forward to,” said Morais. “Invicta is the pinnacle of female MMA and the main outlet for female talent growth in the sport. This is my chance to show that I’m ready to fight among the best fighters in the world.
“I have all the respect in the world for all [the fighters], but I’m coming in to leave my stamp on the division.”
Morais will make her Invicta debut in early 2015.
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro 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, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. For more information, visit InvictaFC.com, follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights) and like Invicta on Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights).