On the rise: Sunna Davíðsdóttir
On the rise is MMA Latest’s series of articles which takes a look at fighters with 5 fights or less who are major prospects and have the potential to go far in the sport. Be it in the UFC, Bellator, ONE Championship, KSW or any other major promotion, this does not focus in on one specific promotion as an end goal and looks at fighters across the globe.
Part 4 of the series features Iceland’s Sunna Davíðsdóttir (3-1), who trains out of Mjolnir MMA and is signed to Invicta FC. At 33, some may say time is of the essence for Davíðsdóttir, however, age is but a number and many fighters go on to fight late into their thirties. As an amateur Davíðsdóttir won gold at the 2015 IMMAF European open before opting to turn pro where she was instantly signed by Invicta FC.
Davíðsdóttir was instantly a hit in the promotion and got the nod in her three opening bouts in the promotion. The three fight win-streak was enough to earn her a spot in the one night 8 woman tournament where the winner would walk away with the Invicta FC strawweight title.
Unfortunately for the Icelandic native, it was not to be as she lost out on a razor thin decision in the opening round against UFC veteran and tournament finalist Kailin Curran. The fight was an all-out war. Were that split decision to go the other way, it would have been interesting to see how far the former amateur world champion would go.
Despite losing it would not be a surprise to see the talented Davíðsdóttir comeback and go onto earn a title shot considering her overall ability. She is yet to book another fight but could possibly compete again in 2019.
Photo by Scott Hirano, Invicta FC