Danni McCormack had a lot of emotions following her win at Invicta FC 50.
Earlier this year, McCormack was a perfect 5-0 and then next thing she knew, she was 5-2.
In February, McCormack suffered her first career loss in her home city of Dublin, Ireland when Stephanie Page was able to stop her in the first round of their Bellator 275 fight.
Then in July, she suffered a close split decision loss to Manuela Marconetto in the Centurion Fight Championship promotion.
Nonetheless, McCormack didn’t let the losses slow her down. Every day she kept training hard and worked on correcting her mistakes until the next time she got a call to fight again.
That call would eventually come from Invicta FC, who wanted McCormack to fight at Invicta FC 50.
McCormack gladly accepted the fight and was thrilled to be a part of the promotion as it is known for producing UFC talent.
Not only is Invicta great for helping McCormack getting closer to the UFC, but they booked her to fight in the United States for the first time in her career.
The trip to America was a great one for McCormack as she was apart of a great fight with Maira Mazar.
In the opening round, McCormack landed several big shots and ran away with the first round.
Then in the second round, things flipped to Mazar’s favor as she scored a big takedown and fought hard to get a submission, but McCormack was able to weather the storm.
Finally in the last round, both ladies went all out and put on a great final five minutes which had the fans on their feet following the fight.
As the announcer read off the scorecards, McCormack was nervous, especially after the way her last two fights went. However, this time it was McCormack who found herself back into the win column with a unanimous decision win.
Following the fight. McCormack spoke with MyMMANews to discuss her win, her first time fighting in America and how before becoming a fighter she used to be an Equestrian.
You can watch her full interview in the video above.
A full list of results from Invicta FC 50 are listed below:
Strawweight Tournament Final: Valesca Machado defeated Karolina Wójcik via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) for strawweight title
Bantamweight: Talita Bernardo defeated Katharina Lehner via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 4:26
Bantamweight: Claire Guthrie defeated Brigid Chase via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve: Danni McCormack defeated Maira Mazar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Strawweight Tournament Semi-Final: Valesca Machado defeated Ediana Silva via split decision (scores not announced) – Strawweight Title
Strawweight Tournament Semi-Final: Karolina Wójcik defeated Gloria de Paula via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Elise Pone defeated Melissa Oddessa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Strawweight Title Tournament Reserve Fighter: Minna Grusander