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All female announcing team for Invicta FC 53 live on FITE

May 2, 2023

Invicta Fighting Championships – a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, and premier all-female mixed martial arts organisation – will stream Invicta FC 53 live from Reelworks in Denver, CO on May 3rd exclusively on FITE. The event, which features Jillian DeCoursey vs Rayanne dos Santos for the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship, will be a freeview on FITE, available across all platforms and the FITE app.

Always breaking ground in women’s sports, Invicta welcomes Aly Trost Martin as play-by-play announcer, making this event the first ever in a major MMA promotion to have an all woman team announcing. Trost Martin has experience with play-by-play with Major League Soccer and has worked with Invicta as an in-cage interviewer and backstage analyst. She’ll join the masterful Julie Kedzie, who has provided insights on over 50 fights for the promotion, and Megan Anderson, herself a former Invicta FC featherweight champion who has been a regular on the broadcasts for five years.

Decoursey, from Queens, NY and with a background in Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai is defending her belt in the Atomweight division (which she took from Jessica Delboni at Invicta 49). Dos Santos trains with the Marajó Brothers Team out of Belem, Brazil in BJJ.

“Our all-female MMA fights are truly world-class, attracting top athletes from across the globe,” said Shannon Knapp, President of Invicta FC. “We are excited for this opportunity to broadcast Invicta FC 53 on FITE, and we look forward to sharing our groundbreaking bouts and talented fighters with FITE’s large crossover audience as we continue to establish our brand internationally among the premier mixed martial arts organisations.”

Rounding out the card will be Olga Rubin vs. Claire Guthrie, Delboni vs. Danielle Taylor, Monique Adriane vs. Nicole Geraldo, Liana Pirosin vs. Elise Pone, Elisandra Ferriera vs. Flor Hernandez, and Ky Bennett vs. Kendal Holowell.

“We’re so proud to present Invicta FC and this night in particular with its top level match up of DeCoursey vs Dos Santos and its historic all-female announcing team,” said Michael Weber, COO of FITE. “Invicta is clearly not done delivering incredible MMA action and creating opportunities for women in combat sports.”

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