Shauna Bannon and Minna Grusander face off ahead of their highly anticipated fight at Invicta 51.

Shauna Bannon Takes on Finland’s Minna Grusander – Invicta 52

The stage is set for a clash of titans as Ireland’s Shauna Bannon (4-0) takes on Finland’s Minna Grusander (6-4-0) at Invicta 52.

Dublin, Ireland – Irish mixed martial artist Shauna Bannon is set to face off against Finland’s Minna “Brutsku” Grusander at Invicta 52 on Wednesday, March 15th in Denver, Colorado. This highly-anticipated bout between two talented strawweight fighters promises to be a thrilling and intense match-up.

Bannon, a native of Dublin, has been training in various martial arts since the age of eight and has quickly risen through the ranks of professional MMA.

With an impressive record of 4-0, she is widely regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in Irish MMA. Bannon has been training extensively for this fight, and fans can expect to see her showcase her impressive striking and grappling skills in the cage.

Meanwhile, Grusander, who fights out of Turku, Finland, is a seasoned veteran of the sport with a professional record of 6-4-0.

She has been signed with Invicta Fighting Championships since 2018 and currently fights at strawweight. Grusander is known for her aggressive fighting style and is equally skilled in striking, wrestling, and jujutsu.

“Brutsku” is a new school fighter who started in martial arts straight with MMA and has quickly become one of the most respected female fighters in the world. Grusander is determined to showcase her skills and come out on top in what promises to be a tough fight.

Bannon, the 29-year-old Irish fighter, has an unblemished record with four straight wins under her belt. She made her professional debut in 2022 with a TKO win over Britain’s Kerry Isom. Since then, she has continued to dominate in the cage, securing three more victories.

Grusander, on the other hand, has a record of six wins and four losses. She is a seasoned fighter who has been with Invicta since 2018. Despite being the underdog in this fight, she has a wealth of experience and a reputation for being a “brutal” fighter inside the cage.

With both fighters coming into the cage with impressive records and a wealth of experience, this fight is set to be a highlight of the Invicta 52 event.

Strawweight Title Fight

Valesca Machado vs. Danni McCormack

Machado will be making her first title defense in this fight. She won the championship by winning a tournament at Invicta FC 50, defeating both Karolina Wójcik and Ediana Silva. McCormack, on the other hand, is coming off a win against Brazilian fighter Maira Mazar. She will look to capitalize on that momentum and take the title away from Machado.

Strawweight Contender Fight

Karolina Wójcik Vs. Ediana Silva

Both fighters will be looking to rebound from losses in their most recent fights. Wójcik made it to the strawweight tournament final at Invicta FC 50 before losing to Machado. Silva also fought Machado in the semifinals but lost by a decision. This fight will be an opportunity for one of them to get back in the win column.

Fight Card Weight Class
Valesca Machado vs. Danni McCormack Strawweight Title
Karolina Wójcik vs. Ediana Silva Strawweight
Minna Grusander vs. Shauna Bannon Strawweight
Montserrat Rendon vs. Maria Favela Bantamweight
Ramona Pascual vs. Kaylee Vos Featherweight
Fatima Kline vs. Natalia Kuziutina Strawweight
Sayury Cañon vs. Amanda Macioce Strawweight

Fans in Ireland will be able to watch the fight live on Invicta’s official YouTube channel and Facebook page, as well as on AXS TV in the United States, 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.

The fight is expected to kick off at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT. Tickets to the event are available for purchase through Eventbrite. Irish MMA fans are encouraged to tune in and support Shauna Bannon as she takes on one of the toughest opponents of her career.

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