With Mizuki Inoue injured, Invicta FC 26 gets new co-headliner as card finalized

With a few late changes, the official fight card is finalized for Invicta FC 26.

The event takes place Dec. 8 at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., and the entire event streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

Officials announced on Monday that Japanese strawweight Mizuki Inoue (12-4) has been forced off the card for undisclosed reasons. As a result, Kinberly Novaes (9-3) has stepped in as a replacement and now fights Janaisa Morandin (9-1).

However, due to the change, the bout has been moved down the fight card and will no longer co-headline. Instead, a recently announced fight between top prospect Mackenzie Dern (4-0), a jiu-jitsu specialist with a large fan following, and former title challenger Kaline Medeiros (8-5) has been elevated to co-main-event status.

Additionally, a fight between Invicta FC newcomers and first-time pros Kay Hansen (0-0) and Emilee Prince (0-0), who meet at strawweight, has been added to the card and kicks off the event.

The full Invicta FC 26 lineup includes:

  • Champ Jennifer Maia vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz – for flyweight title
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Kaline Medeiros
  • Janaisa Morandin vs. Kinberly Novaes
  • Milana Dudieva vs. Vanessa Porto
  • Virna Jandiroba vs. Amy Montenegro
  • Amber Brown vs. Tessa Simpson
  • Christine Ferea vs. Karina Rodriguez
  • Kay Hansen vs. Emilee Prince

For more on Invicta FC 26, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie