IMPACT Wrestling Sister Company INVICTA FC Makes East Coast Debut In Boston For LIVE October Event

Moments ago, INVICTA FC took to their social media Twitter account to announce their East Coast debut in Boston, MA on October 27th for Invicta 54.

Danni McCormark will defend her INVICTA Strawweight Title against Karolina Wojcik.

The event announcement date was previously covered by Bodyslam last week as INVICTA 54 on October 27th. No location was given.

We now know the event will take place at the House of Blues Boston venue.

Full press release:

Strawweight Champion Danni McCormack Defends Title Against Karolina Wójcik at Invicta FC 54 live from Boston

BOSTON — Invicta Fighting Championships is headed to Beantown. The world’s premier combat sports organization for women will make its East Coast debut on Friday, Oct. 27 at 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 night’s co-main event, the aforementioned former champion Valesca “Tina Black” Machado (12-4) will meet Isis “Fight Queen” Verbeek (4-2). Machado’s title defeat snapped a four-fight winning streak and the 28-year-old will be eager to get back into title contention. Holland’s Verbeek, who now calls Florida home, will make her third appearance under the Invicta banner and hopes to build off a decision win over Melissa Oddessa at Invicta FC 48.

Also on the card, recent flyweight title challenger Kristina “Warhorse” Williams (6-4) welcomes Ireland’s Dee Begley (4-2) to the organization, Massachusetts native Hilarie Rose (6-6) takes on fellow strawweight newcomer Andrea Amaro (3-2) of Texas, and Germany’s Julia Dorny (2-1) collides with “Rad” Riley Martinez (2-0) of Idaho in a featherweight contest. Additional bouts for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Invicta FC 54: McCormack vs. Wójcik will kick off at 8 p.m. ET, airing live on Invicta’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook PageAXS 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 will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.

The current fight card can be found below:

Strawweight Title: Danni McCormack vs. Karolina Wójcik
Strawweight: Valesca Machado vs. Isis Verbeek
Flyweight: Kristina Williams vs. Dee Begley
Strawweight: Hilarie Rose vs. Andrea Amaro
Featherweight: Julia Dorny vs. Riley Martinez

Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp took to her social media Twitter account to comment:

The very first INVICTA FC Irish Strawweight World Champion Danni McCormack comments on the defense in Boston.

Check out the full INVICTA FC 53 event from May:

Tickets for #InvictaFC54 in Boston will go live Thursday at 10am on Ticketmaster!

Invicta FC is a premier all-women’s mixed martial arts company.

IMPACT Wrestling and Invicta FC are both owned by Anthem Sports, with Anthem having acquired INVICTA in April of 2021, after acquiring IMPACT Wrestling in January of 2017.

The most notable names that came from Invicta FC is a former FC Featherweight champion and the current Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Champion, Cris Cyborg, as well as Amanda Nunes who is a former UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion as well as a 2x UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

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