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Felice Herrig signs exclusive deal with Invicta FC

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Top-10 women's strawweight Felice Herrig (9-4) inked an exclusive multi-fight deal with Invicta FC, promotion officials announced Tuesday.

"I couldn't be happier than I am now, after signing with Invicta FC," Herrig said in a statement. "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."

The 28-year-old Herrig enters Invicta FC riding a four-fight win streak, including back-to-back victories over Patricia Vidonic and Heather Clark inside the Bellator cage. Notably, Herrig lost a unanimous decision to current Invicta FC strawweight (115 pounds) champion Carla Esparza in late-2011.

"We are excited about bringing Felice, one of the brightest, young talents in the women's field of MMA, under the Invicta FC umbrella," said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. "Felice has overcome a lot of stiff competition, thus far, during her career, and we are looking forward to seeing her perform against some of the top women in the world who fight for Invicta FC."

News of Herrig's signing arrived on the same morning Bellator confirmed the release of another of its top female fighters, Jessica Eye, perhaps signaling a shift in direction for the Viacom-owned promotion.