Shannon Knapp is the current President of Invicta FC and is responsible for launching the MMA promotion in 2012 following the UFC’s buyout of Strikeforce. At the time, Strikeforce was one of the few MMA promotions that allowed female athletes to compete. Invicta FC eventually went on to form a partnership with both the UFC and Combate (Brazil) to have Invicta FC live events broadcast over those promotions’ digital streaming services.