INVICTA FC 52 HEADLINED BY STRAWWEIGHT CHAMPION VALESCA MACHADO AND CHALLENGER DANNI MCCORMACK
Invicta Fighting Championships will once again touch down in Colorado's capital, hosting Invicta FC 52: Machado vs. McCormack from Reelworks Denver on Wednesday, March 15.
The event will feature the first title defense for strawweight champion Valesca "Tina Black" Machado (12-3), who collides with Ireland's Danni "Mac" McCormack (6-2). Both fighters were in action at Invicta FC 50 in November, with Machado defeating both Karolina Wójcik and Ediana Silva to capture the 115-pound tournament and championship belt. McCormack was also victorious that night, besting Brazilian Maira Mazar on the scorecards.
In the night's co-main event, the aforementioned Karolina "Polish Assassin" Wójcik (10-3) and Ediana "Mel Pitbull" Silva (12-3) look to rebound after falling short in their most recent bouts. Wójcik topped UFC veteran Gloria de Paula to reach the strawweight tournament final before dropping a decision to the champion Machado. Silva similarly pushed Machado to the limits in their semifinal match-up, but ultimately fell short in the eyes of the judges.
Also on the card, undefeated Mexican bantamweight Montserrat "Monster" Rendon (5-0) meets veteran Alexa Conners (6-4), California's Amber "Touch 'Em Up" Leibrock (6-4) welcomes Hong Kong native Ramona Pascual (6-5) back to the Invicta cage at featherweight, and Colombia's Sayury Cañon (2-0) takes on fellow strawweight newcomer Amanda Macioce (1-0). Additional bouts for the event will be announced at a later date.
Invicta FC 52: Machado vs. McCormack will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. The event will kick off at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT, airing live on Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, Fox Sports in Mexico, Globo’s Combate in Brazil, DirecTV across Latin America, Viaplay and Match TV in Europe and Star Times across Africa. Tickets to the event are on sale now through Eventbrite.
The current fight card can be found below:
Strawweight Title: Valesca Machado vs. Danni McCormack Strawweight: Karolina Wójcik vs. Ediana Silva Bantamweight: Montserrat Rendon vs. Alexa Conners Featherweight: Amber Leibrock vs. Ramona Pascual Strawweight: Sayury Cañon vs. Amanda Macioce