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Invicta FC 54 Betting Preview: Valesca Machado vs. Kalindra Faria

October 27, 2023

Valesca Machado (12-4-0) and Kalindra Faria (19-9-1) square off in the strawweight co-main event this Friday, October 27 at Invicta FC 54. Machado is a moderate favorite to shine in this battle at -360.

  • Location: Citizens House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Date: Friday October 27, 2023

  • Main Card: 4:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: YouTube

Valesca Machado Betting Preview

Machado just suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Danni McCormack at Invicta FC 52 in March of this year. This defeat snapped her previous four-fight win streak dating back to February of last year.

Her 12 wins have been impressive, as she has compiled four knockouts, one submission, and seven decisions. She has earned three first round finishes, with two of them by knockout. In addition, all four of her losses have been by decision.

“Tina Black” has a failed debut in Dana White’s Contender Series. However, she has quality wins across various fighting leagues and is currently 3-1 in Invicta FC.

Machado is currently ranked as the 53rd best female strawweight fighter in the world. Her striking and ground game have been a key component to her success. Another quality win here would propel her career even further.

Kalindra Faria Betting Preview

Faria has not had the best luck over her last five battles, going 1-4 in that stretch. Her most recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat against Julia Polastri back in June of last year at Iron Man MMA 24.

She has strung together a healthy resume of 19 wins that consist of seven knockouts, six submissions, and six decisions. Eight of her 19 victories have resulted in first round finishes. In nine of her defeats, she has four each by submission and decision to lead the way in those categories.

She has put together quality wins throughout her career, but has struggled against better competition. She has yet to win in various leagues, such as the UFC (0-3), World Series of Fighting (0-1), and KSW (0-1).

In her step up in UFC competition, she was defeated twice by first round submissions. This does not bode well against another opponent that can end a fight early.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the latest odds moderately favoring Valesca Machado to triumph. You may want to look to add Machado to a parlay with other Invicta FC 54 fights on the night to potentially increase her payout if she wins.

  • Kalindra Faria: +285

  • Valesca Machado: -360

Faria has had a solid career, but nothing stands out as she has failed to record quality wins in tougher competitions. Machado is aiming for a shot at the belt again, meaning she has the most to lose here.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Valesca Machado to Win at -360