BOSTON — On Thursday, Oct. 26, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 54: McCormack vs. Wójcik, which takes place Friday, Oct. 27 from Citizens House of Blues.
The event will feature the first title defense for strawweight champion Danni “Mac” McCormack (7-2), who collides with Polish challenger Karolina “Polish Assassin” Wójcik (11-3). Both fighters were in action at Invicta FC 52 in March, with McCormack making history as the promotion’s first Irish champion by dethroning Brazilian Valesca Machado after five hard-fought rounds. Wójcik, meanwhile, edged out Brazilian Ediana Silva in the co-main event to claim No. 1 contender status.
In the co-main event, Brazilian Kalindra Faria (19-9-1) brings a wealth of combat sports experience as she squares off with her countrywoman, Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (12-4), in a strawweight collision.
Invicta FC 54: McCormack vs. Wójcik will kick off at 8 p.m. ET, 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.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins:
Strawweight Title: Danni McCormack (114.6) vs. Karolina Wójcik (114.2)
Strawweight: Valesca Machado (115.9) vs. Kalindra Faria (116)
Flyweight: Kristina Williams (125.5) vs. Dee Begley (125.9)
Strawweight: Hilarie Rose (115.9) vs. Andrea Amaro (115)
Featherweight: Julia Dorny (145.8) vs. Riley Martinez (145.2)
Bantamweight: Maria Djukic (135) vs. Fernanda Araujo (134.9)
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 Toronto, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City and Cleveland. 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 with broadcast distribution across 10+ countries and available globally through multiple OTT platforms; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in sports wagering, 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. For more information, visit www.anthemse.com.