Irish Atomweight Catherine Costigan Joins Invicta FC

Kansas City, Mo. — The Invicta FC atomweight division continues to grow.

The promotion has signed Ireland’s Catherine Costigan (5-0) to compete in the 105-pound division. The 35-year-old has secured four of her five wins via submission, including an armbar finish of Noelia Molina in her last outing.

“I’m excited and determined to fight for Invicta,” said Costigan. “I plan on having the atomweight belt around my waist by 2016.”

Training out of Pankration Kickboxing Academy, the Limerick-based fighter is eager to put on a show for the fans.

“[They can expect] a spectacle of efficient violence and edge of the seat performances,” declared the former national kickboxing champion.

Costigan is anxious to get to work in the Invicta cage in 2015 and has a message for the rest of the women in her division.

“When they enter the cage with me,  they should expect that it’s going to be their hardest fight both technically and mentally.”

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, follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights) and like Invicta on Facebook (