Invicta Fighting Championships continues to add to its 125-pound roster.
The all-women’s promotion has announced that it has signed former U.S. Nationals wrestling champion and Army Combatives veteran Sharon Jacobson to its flyweight division.
The 31-year-old Jacobson is a California native that attended Valhalla High School. She moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in pursuit of Olympic glory, but her desire for competition led the wrestling stalwart to mixed martial arts.
In her brief, two-fight professional career she has competed against the likes of current Invicta contender DeAnna Bennett. Jacobson earned a violent 44-second TKO win in July against Katie Anita Runyan under the Xplode Fight Series banner.
“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” said Jacobson. “I’m proud to be a part of Invicta. I’m here and I’m ready to fight.”
The fighter credits her wrestling background for helping her transition into MMA,”I may be biased, but I feel like wrestling is the toughest sport in the world. You don’t get punched in the face, but it’s definitely a grind. Training is intense at all times. Wrestling has definitely made it easier for me to transition.”
Jacobson is expected to make her Invicta debut in early 2015.