Kansas City, Mo. — Get ready to scrap.
Invicta Fighting Championships has signed atomweight Stephanie Skinner. The 24-year-old, known as “The Scrapper,” enters the promotion riding the momentum of three wins in her last four outings.
“I have wanted to fight for [Invicta] since Invicta 1,” said the Colorado-based fighter. “I have worked my tail off to prove I belong under their banner and to prove I am amongst the elite. There is no greater feeling than to feel that hard work paying off!
“I am so honored, humbled and happy that I can’t even describe it. It still feels surreal. I want to thank Shannon [Knapp] and Julie [Kedzie] for this opportunity.”
The Wyoming native trains alongside Invicta veterans Rose Namajunas and Cassie Robb at the 303 Training Center.
“It has been tremendous to compete daily in the gym with athletes at the Invicta level,” said Skinner. “It has fueled me to continue working harder and harder and pushes me to be better day in and day out.”
Skinner’s promotional debut is expected in early 2015 and she is ready for any challenge.
“Watch out ladies, ‘The Scrapper’ is finally here!” she exclaimed. “I believe in every tool in my arsenal and I am coming to put on compelling and competitive fights.”
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).