TORONTO —Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., a global, multi-platform media company, today announced an international partnership with Brazil’s leading television programmer, Globo TV, that will deliver Invicta Fighting Championships throughout Brazil.
The agreement will give Globo TV viewers in Brazil access to Invicta FC events via Globo TV’s COMBATE fight channel. Each event will be televised live and in Portuguese.
Globo TV’s COMBATE channel viewers will be able to enjoy Invicta FC’s thrilling return to Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 18, as the promotion proudly presents Invicta FC 51 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The loaded fight card is headlined by a highly anticipated main event matchup, as UFC veteran Talita Bernardo seeks to hand bantamweight champion Taneisha “Triple Threat” Tennant her first defeat in the Invicta cage. Other highlights include Kristina “Warhorse” Williams battling Brazilian knockout specialist Ketlen “Esquentadinha” Souza for the vacant flyweight title; Serena “The Southpaw Outlaw” DeJesus going toe-to-toe with “Big Bad” Olga Rubin; a hard-hitting bantamweight showdown between “Grizzly” Claire Guthrie and Auttumn “The Natural” Norton; an atomweight bout pitting Marisa “Spider Monkey” Messer-Belenchia against Brazilian newcomer Elisandra “Lili” Ferreira; and more.
“This distribution agreement is yet another significant step for Invicta FC,” said Shannon Knapp, founder and president of Invicta FC. “We continue to increase our visibility around the globe and partnering with Brazil’s No. 1 TV entity Globo — and its COMBATE channel — puts Invicta FC events in front of the passionate Brazilian audience.”
Said Rafael Gruenbaum, Head of COMBATE: “COMBATE continues to expand its portfolio with great quality. Partnerships with events with so much history and relevance to international MMA reinforce the channel’s excellent offer to MMA fans. So, it is with great joy that we announce Invicta FC as a new partner. Besides the excellent events with renowned athletes, we will be able to encourage even more the sport for the female gender.”
The Globo TV/COMBATE deal continues a string of recent media agreements that brings Invicta FC events to fans around world. In 2022 and early 2023, Anthem Sports & Entertainment reached deals to distribute Invicta FC events to:
- Central America via Fox Sports Mexico
- South America via DirecTV Latin America
- Northern and Eastern Europe via Viaplay
- Central Asia and Eastern Europe via Match TV
- Sub-Saharan Africa via StarTimes
In addition to the aforementioned continents and regions, Invicta FC is televised in North America on Anthem properties AXS TV in the United States and Fight Network in Canada.
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) 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. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (InvictaFights) and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, Cleveland and Toronto. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.