Invicta Fighting Championships today officially announced the addition of Kaitlin Young to its staff as matchmaker, sharing duties with current matchmaker Julie Kedzie.
Young, a veteran of the sport who began her career in 2007 and last fought at Invicta FC 9 in November of 2014, brings both fight and matchmaking experience to the table, having previously filled the role for local promotions in her home state of Minnesota.
“Kaitlin has always been a part of the Invicta family,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “She fought for us five times and I’m certain that she’ll bring the same drive and passion that turned her into a fan favorite to this new opportunity.”
Young’s appointment is effective immediately and she will be on-site at Invicta’s next event on May 7.
“I’ve been on the other side of the table from Invicta as a fighter and I could not be more excited to join this organization, ” said Young. “I have so much respect for Shannon and the goals she has for the company, each event, and every single athlete.
“I’m extremely anxious to dive right in and interact with some of these special athletes. If I can help guide them, help them achieve their dreams with Invicta, I’ll consider that a success. Plus, who doesn’t want to be responsible for making great fights? It’s truly a dream job.”
On Saturday, May 7, Invicta FC returns to Orange County, as The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. hosts Invicta FC 17, streaming live on UFC FIGHT PASS and headlined by two world title fights.
Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (17-5) and and No.1 contender Colleen “Thoroughbred” Schneider (10-6) vie for the bantamweight belt, while unbeaten Livia Renta Souza (9-0) defends her strawweight strap against UFC veteran Angela “Overkill” Hill (4-2).