The queen of the UFC’s bantamweight division will be taking on some matchmaking and scouting duties for the women’s MMA organization. UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes keeps making moves, both in the cage and out of it. While remaining undefeated since UFC 178, back in 2014, Nunes now has a new title. Invicta FC has announced that the veteran fighter will be joining their ranks as part of their Athlete Development Program.
Invicta founder and president Shannon Knapp made it official in a statement released this Thursday.
“I’ve known and worked with Amanda for a long time, going all the way back to our Strikeforce days,” said Invicta FC President Knapp. “She was already part of the Invicta family, but now it’s official; now it’s on paper.
“I can’t think of a better ambassador for the sport and our organization.”
This move means Nunes will be assisting with talent scouting and matchmaking duties with an emphasis on the Southeastern United States, as well as her native Brazil. Past efforts have led to fighters from Florida as well as Louisiana and other surrounding states in the region joining the organization. For her part, Nunes sounds very grateful for the opportunity to help the organization improve.
“I’ve been very fortunate throughout my career to fight for the best organizations in the world,” said Nunes. “In my new position, I hope to be able to use my experience as a fighter and a champion to help groom the next generation. I’m honored to be a part of their journey at Invicta.”
Nunes will be also present for Invicta 27, which takes place this Saturday night in Kansas City, MO, as well as the weigh-ins on Friday, December 12th. Both events will be streamed live via UFC Fight Pass. This event is headlined by Sarah Kaufman vs Pannie Kianzad, with Vanessa Porto in the co-main event against Mariana Morais.