Shannon Knapp: Watch out, Davíðsdóttir could go all the way

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran

Iceland’s Sunna ‘Tsunami’ Davíðsdóttir (pictured above) continues to grow in popularity as she ascends the strawweight ladder of Invicta Fighting Championships; now 3-0 as a professional mixed martial artist.

Davíðsdóttir’s time as an amateur competitor was short yet impactful as she entered the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships as a relative newcomer representing the Iceland national team and the famed Mjölnir MMA gym with a handful of MMA and Muay Thai bouts to her name.

Upon arriving for the European Open in Birmingham, England, Davíðsdóttir collected 3 victories in as many days and defeated IMMAF world silver medalist Anja Saxmark in the flyweight division final via a second round TKO. With her invasion of the international amateur platform concluded, she departed for the professional realm and was signed up by American based promotion Invicta FC, the renowned proving ground for the best of all-pro Women’s MMA.

At 32-years-old the former IMMAF and IBJJF European champion moved to 3-0 at Invicta FC 24 on July 15. With a crowd pleasing performance she displayed grit and confidence in going toe-to-toe with boxing specialist Kelly D’Angelo. Davíðsdóttir’s rounded abilities were showcased with takedowns and a one-sided presence on the ground, in addition to competitive striking and never shying away from a shootout.

What future achievements could be in store? Following her latest triumph, Invicta founder and president Shannon Knapp pronounced to IMMAF.org that the Icelander is indeed a threat of which her counterparts would be wise to take note of, and one with the talent to reach the Invicta summit.

“Sunna Davíðsdóttir continues to impress with her performances here at Invicta,” Knapp stated. “I think Sunna is an athlete that the strawweight division needs to take notice of and keep an eye on. Sunna has the talent and the drive to make it to the top in that division. I am looking forward to continuing to watch her grow and develop in her career.”

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