Twenty-eight year-old strawweight Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (9-4) has signed an exclusive, multi-fight agreement with women’s world championship MMA promotion Invicta Fighting Championships.
Herrig, a winner of four consecutive fights and protégé of MMA star Jeff Curran, will make her Invicta FC debut later this year.
“I couldn’t be happier than I am now, after signing with Invicta FC,” said Herrig. “I have seen them do so much for women and really give them a chance to shine. I don’t think anyone realized how big Invicta FC would become, and I am truly proud to say I have found a home with them.”
Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp said she’s excited about bringing Herrig to Invicta, calling her one of the brightest, young talents in all of women’s MMA.
“Felice has overcome a lot of stiff competition,” Knapp said. “We are looking forward to seeing her perform against some of the top women in the world who fight for Invicta FC.”
A seasoned striker who began her fight career as a kickboxer, Herrig was initially introduced to a national audience as a competitor on Fight Girls, the Oxygen network reality series that followed a group of women Muay Thai fighters vying for greatness in Thailand’s national sport. Herrig emerged victorious over a champion in Thailand before the series concluded.
Herrig went on to become a world Muay Thai champion, winning the International Kickboxing Federation bantamweight crown in November 2008 by earning a unanimous decision over Katie Meehan. She also enjoyed a stint fighting in Chuck Norris’ now-defunct kickboxing promotion, World Combat League.
In her last MMA match, Herrig earned a split decision victory over Heather Clark in Bellator.