Mixed Martial Arts fighter Julie Kedzie may not be known to the average fight fan but to the lovers of mixed martial arts fighting she is considered one of the pioneers for women. She started fighting professionally as a mixed martial arts fighter in 2004 which is before it become legal. It was because of women like Julie Kedzie why the star female fighters of today are able to attract such fans and become headliners of events.
Julie Kedzie was a past MMA fighter for UFC but she retired in December 2013 following her final fight, a loss to Beth Correia but just because she lost in the ring did not mean she was walking away from the sport she loved. Julie Kedzie in addition to fighting has been a commentator and interviewer of women's mixed martial arts fights for Invicta since 2012. Shortly after her retirement the President of Invicta, Shannon Knapp announced that she would be adding the position of matchmaker to Julie Kedzie's current titles of commentator and interviewer.
Recently Invicta made an interesting move as they replaced 11 of their top strawweight fighters and several of their new fighters are from outside of the United States. Julie Kedzie is one of the supporters of the move by President Shannon Knapp as she believes that it will provide her with more options to create the matches that the fans want to see. This move also puts the focus squarely on Julie Kedzie because she is now responsible for putting fights that will bring fans to the arenas and catch the eye of the huge international viewing audience.
However, the great thing about Julie Kedzie being the matchmaker for Invicta is that because she was a past fighter, she knows which fighting styles will create the best matches and thus one should expect to see some of the best women's mixed martial matches to take place under the banner of Invicta in 2014 because of Julie Kedzie.