DENVER — There have been multiple updates to the fight card for Invicta FC 52: Machado vs. McCormack, which take place Wednesday, March 15 from Reelworks Denver.
A bantamweight affair between Colorado-based Calie “The Honey Badger” Cutler (7-6) and Brazilian Mayra Cantuária (9-5-1, 1 NC) has been added to the night’s action. Both fighters will be making their promotional debut. Additionally, Washington’s Diana Sanchez (1-1) welcomes Muay Thai champion Kendra McIntyre (debut) to MMA competition in a 120-pound catchweight.
Finally, Mexican bantamweight Maria “Leona” Favela (4-2) has been forced out a planned match-up against countrywoman Montserrat “Monster” Rendon (5-0) and Hong Kong native Ramona Pascual (6-5) is unable to compete in her scheduled featherweight bout with Dutch newcomer Kaylee Vos (2-2). Both fights have been removed from event.
Invicta FC 52: Machado vs. McCormack is headlined by the first title defense for strawweight champion Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (12-3), who collides with Ireland’s Danni “Mac” McCormack (6-2). The event will be overseen by the Colorado Combative Sports Commission and will feature open scoring. It kicks off at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT, and airs 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 updated fight card can be found below:
Strawweight Title: Valesca Machado vs. Danni McCormack
Strawweight: Karolina Wójcik vs. Ediana Silva
Strawweight: Minna Grusander vs. Shauna Bannon
Bantamweight: Calie Cutler vs. Mayra Cantuária
Strawweight: Fatima Kline vs. Natalia Kuziutina
Strawweight: Sayury Cañon vs. Amanda Macioce
Catchweight (120 pounds): Diana Sanchez vs. Kendra McIntyre
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (InvictaFights) and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, Cleveland and Toronto. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.