Invicta FC-UFC strike deal for Fight Pass

June 6, 2014

Invicta FC is partnering with the UFC to show its live events and previous shows on the UFC Fight Pass digital network.  The deal is a multi-year, multi-event agreement.

The deal reflects the already amicable relationship between the two companies.  It should help both organizations.  Invicta FC gained some traction with its events as it received interest from its UStream PPVs.  However, in its attempt to monetize its iPPV events, it experienced severe issues with its pay wall so much that it had to take it down.  Thus, it lost out on a lot of buys.

For InvictaFC, the deal lands it on what appears to be a reliable digital network and it taps into a dedicated UFC fan base.  For the UFC, it gives it another option for content on its network and expands its library with Invicta’s previous events.  It also keeps its content “fresh” with the addition of live events.

Payout Perspective:

The UFC and Invicta have had a working relationship for some time. Whether it was having UFC fighters involved in Invicta events or granting the UFC its straw weights to create a new division for it, rumors swirled that the UFC would purchase Invicta.  This is close enough.  InvictaFC needed a dedicated platform to show its fights and the Fight Pass will do it for them.

16 Responses to “Invicta FC-UFC strike deal for Fight Pass”

  1. Sampson The One and Only on June 6th, 2014 11:13 AM

    Wow. Pretty impressive. Fight Pass is really starting to take off. Goes to show you the constant growth of mma. I was bummed when I heard that the WWE subscription bombed, but am thrilled with the results here.

  2. tops E on June 6th, 2014 1:29 PM

    Fightpass desperate mode…low subscription…wmma would save the day just like rousey according to dw hahahaha

  3. Logical on June 6th, 2014 2:51 PM

    The UFC just pretty much let Invicta do all the dirty work & now they’ve come to collect the crumbs. WMMA is in a terrible state, no one knows anything about it & there is basically no competition outside of 105 – 115. You have a one-trick pony “champion” who was just handed down a belt representing it and all the talk is on a match against a one-time stand-up fighter who hasn’t competed in 5 years. Let us all get on the hot tub time machine back to 1993 & enjoy the freakshow.

  4. PrideNeverDie on June 6th, 2014 5:09 PM

    They should of let Invicta go out of business like Bellator. Dana is too kind to save a bunch of garbage female fighters.

  5. assassin on June 6th, 2014 7:01 PM

    Hot Tub Time Machine was a fun movie.
    Outside of RR, I do not think there is much interest in not only women’s mma but even men at 135 and below. Upcoming PPV will tell the story.

    Any idea the subscription on fightpass? not me, but curious if it has been reported.

  6. anti trolls on June 6th, 2014 11:50 PM

    Good move adding content. Smart move to establish wmma. Tops is a troll on the roll.

  7. duck on June 7th, 2014 5:08 AM

    How the hell was Ronda Rousey just handed a belt? she fairly won the Strikeforce belt and when they folded into the UFC, she became champion, the exact same way Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz became UFC champions.

  8. assassin on June 7th, 2014 6:54 AM

    I believe Rousey began her UFC career as UFC champ as they carried over her belt. As opposed to her first fight being “for” the championship, she was “defending” her UFC title although she had not ever fought in the UFC before.

  9. duck on June 7th, 2014 9:51 AM

    So the exact same as Jose Aldo?
    Cruz had to beat someone on the last WEC show to go in as UFC champion, Aldo didn’t.

  10. tops E on June 7th, 2014 5:52 PM

    Cotto 7m…..martinez 1.5 m…..payout

  11. D on June 7th, 2014 9:03 PM

    Smell E = Samantha

  12. tops E on June 7th, 2014 10:05 PM

    Cotto s career is back on track…sure ppv attrction….mayweather.pcman.canelo.cotto.mrquez.chves jr all ppv fighters fighting at least twice this year…upcoming garcia,broner,khan,ggg, etc…..very good year for boxing hahahaha

  13. tops E on June 7th, 2014 10:07 PM

    Froch vs chaves jr would be a hit in vegas….cotto vs canelo or pacman canelo would be huge

  14. tops E on June 7th, 2014 10:12 PM

    All are paid high so they dont haf to work other jobs like ufc fighters hahaha….its time ufc fighters sign up with al haymon,githelson or any other top boxing manager to give leverage to dw

  15. D on June 9th, 2014 10:19 AM

    Smell E, ditched his meds

  16. tops E on June 9th, 2014 1:19 PM

    Low pay…zuffa saving up for theyre debt of 500 mil due next year hahaha…they will restructure and restructure. thats why they hype in The media so much so creditors would give them more consideration and extensions…fastest growing sport lol

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