Shauna Bannon signs with Invicta FC

SevereMMA has confirmed that Shauna Bannon (2-0) has signed a multi-fight deal with American based promotion Invicta FC.

Bannon, who fights out of Holohan Martial Arts under Paddy Holohan, has had a tremendous start to her professional mixed martial arts career on the regional scene where she has amassed two wins by knockout.

The Tallaght woman started her combat sports journey in the kickboxing world where she won multiple European and World titles. After making the jump to mixed martial arts, Bannon also had a successful amatuer MMA career which saw the Dubliner pick up gold at the 2021 IMMAF World Cup and an amateur title on the Irish regional scene. More success came after Bannon had given birth to her son Jayce in 2020 as she went undefeated in 2021 and was rewarded the SevereMMA Irish Amatuer of the year award in 2021.

The strawweight is set to make the move across the pond to Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s largest all-women’s mixed martial arts organization which was founded by Janet Martin and Shannon Knapp in 2012. Bannon will join up with Invicta FC who have hosted such names as Cris Cyborg, Carla Esparza and Michelle Waterson, to name just a few, who are all previous champions of the promotion. Bannon is being targeted to make her debut on September 28th at Invicta 49 against an opponent that is yet to be decided.

Shauna spoke to SevereMMA and shared her excitement about her signing and is looking forward to opening up the next chapter of her career.

“I am over the moon to sign with Invicta”, said Bannon. “Ever since I started MMA it was always the dream to fight in such an amazing show and to be there now is a huge milestone in my MMA career.”

“The best female fighters in the world have been champions in Invicta FC and I will be too. It’s the next chapter to this amazing journey and I am so so grateful for this opportunity I can’t thank Shannon Knapp enough.”

“I’ve the best guidance with Paddy as my mentor and we had so many conversations over the last little while deciding who to go with and Invicta FC is 100% the best choice for us! I have the best team and I am so excited to continue rising with them.”

“I believe in me and it’s time for the ‘Mama B Era’.”

Ian O'Neill is the host of the SevereMMA UFC Preview show and one of the co-hosts of The Auld Triangle - Irish MMA podcast. You can find more of Ian's work on the SevereMMA Patreon where he co-hosts The Chasing Pack and The Contender. Follow him on Twitter and on Instagram @ioneillmma