Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir set for Invicta debut this Friday

Pictured above: Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir (blue) battles Anja Saxmark (red) in the 2015 IMMAF European Open Flyweight final IMMAF European Open Championships winner Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir will make her long awaited professional debut tomorrow on Friday, September 23, on the card of Invicta FC 19 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. “Sunna Tsunami” won Gold for Iceland at the international amateur level last November in Birmingham, UK, reigning victorious in the 125lb Women’s Flyweight bracket of the 2015 IMMAF European Open, defeating opposition from Italy, the Czech Republic and Sweden in the process, including IMMAF World Championships Silver medalist Anja Saxmark. In her professional debut the 31-year-old Mjölnir MMA product takes on the USA’s Ashley Greenway, also 31, who earned victory in her own Invicta debut in March. After announcing the end of her successful amateur tenure, the IMMAF European Open champion discussed her future with Invicta, in a previous interview with IMMAF.org: “It felt surreal,” she explained. “I’ve been visualizing and dreaming about this moment for such a long time. I have followed Invicta quite closely. Cris Cyborg is probably my favourite female fighter in the world right now. My friend Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood, who now is a UFC fighter, used to be signed with Invicta and she has praised the promotion very highly. She feels that they treat their athletes very well and she looks back on her Invicta days with great pride and fulfillment. I could not possibly be happier at the moment, and as they say, a happy fighter is a dangerous fighter! “Turning pro has been an ambition of mine since I entered a combat gym for the first time. I instantly knew that this was it. Some say that there is no love at first sight. They´re wrong, I fell in love with combat sports instantly and have loved every minute of it ever since. Signing a contract with a big organization like Invicta is a huge accomplishment and something that I still have to pinch myself to check if I´m just dreaming when I think about it. First and foremost, this is a recognition of the hard work, the blood, sweat and tears that I have put into training, competing and being within the sport. Hard work pays off and I´ll continue working hard to make sure that I reach the next goal.” – click HERE for the full interview. Invicta FC 19 can be viewed live on UFC Fight Pass The 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships takes place from November 22 and concludes on November 26 in the Czech Republic, at the Arena of Sparta in Prague. Written by IMMAF.org lead writer and website manager, Jorden Curran

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