A strawweight matchup between Joanne Calderwood and fellow Invicta FC veteran “Slick” Sally Krumdiack has been added to Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 53 on April 13th in Glasgow, Scotland. Cage Warriors officials announced plans for the 115-pound main card fight earlier today.
Calderwood is one of the sport’s top female strikers and remains unbeaten in her MMA career. She most recently defeated late-replacement opponent Livia “T-Rex” von Plettenberg at Invicta FC 4. Krumdiack returns to CWFC for the first time since 2010 and looks to rebound from a July decision loss.
Calderwood (5-0-0) is currently one of the fastest rising stars in the women’s strawweight division. The veteran striker, who holds a 19-2 record in Muay Thai, won all four of her MMA bouts in 2012. In her most impressive performance to date, she stopped highly-touted prospect Ashley “Smashley” Cummins with a brutal knee to the body at Invicta FC 3 in October to earn Knockout of the Night honours. She was then scheduled to face Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt at Invicta FC 4, but a late change to the card resulted in Calderwood facing von Plettenberg instead. She defeated her Austrian foe via a lopsided Unanimous Decision and will now compete in her home country of Scotland for the third time in her MMA career.
Krumdiack (9-6-0) has battled many of the sport’s elite female fighters including Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Jessica Penne and pound-for-pound standouts Tara LaRosa and Rosi “The Surgeon” Sexton. The Washington native has held flyweight titles for both Freestyle Cage Fighting and Legends MMA, but has recently campaigned in the strawweight division. Krumdiack made her Invicta FC debut against fellow grappling specialist Sarah “White Tiger” Schneider on the promotion’s inaugural card, but suffered a first-round submission loss. She is coming off of a close decision defeat to “Little” Patricia Vidonic in July, but brings a significant edge in MMA experience into the bout with Calderwood next month.
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 53 takes place on April 13th at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland.