Valesca Machado vs. Danni McCormack Strawweight Title Fight Announced for Invicta FC 52

Valesca Machado, Invicta FC
Valesca Machado, Invicta FC 50 Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

A strawweight title fight has been unveiled for Invicta FC 52 in March.

On Monday, promotion officials announced that strawweight champ Valesca Machado will put her title on the line against Ireland’s Danni McCormack at the event set for March 15, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.

No other fights have been officially announced for the event, which once again sees the promotion set up shop at ReelWorks Denver.

Machado captured the Invicta FC strawweight title last year, winning two fights in a night to claim gold. The highly-touted Brazilian went the distance in a pair of three-round fights against Karolina Wójcik and Ediana Silva, winning both match-ups via decision.

“Tina Black” had previously appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series in October of 2021, coming up short against Piera Rodriguez. The champ has won four straight; of her three losses as a pro, two have come against opponents currently fighting in the UFC: Rodriguez, and Maria Oliveira.

Born in Roscommon, Ireland, McCormack went 4-1 under the Bellator MMA banner from 2019 to 2022, and joined the Invicta roster in November. In he promotional debut, she defeated Maira Mazar, capturing a unanimous decision. It’s straight on to a title fight for the SBG Ireland athlete, who went 1-2 in three bouts last year.