A featherweight bout between Canada’s Charmaine Tweet and New Zealand’s Faith Van Duin has been removed from Invicta FC 10 due to a medical concern identified by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Tweet was looking to make her third appearance in the Invicta cage, having split her first two bouts with the promotion.
Van Duin, meanwhile, was slated to make her promotional debut.
Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio takes place Friday, Dec. 5 from the Arena Theatre in Houston. The entire event streams live via the UFC’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass.
The event will be headlined by the promotion’s atomweight champion, Michelle Waterson, who will square off with Brazil’s Herica Tiburcio.
Waterson enters her second title defense riding a six-fight winning streak, including three straight inside the Invicta cage. The 28-year-old was in action less than two months ago at Invicta FC 8, where she scored a third-round TKO of Yasuko Tamada. The win marked the Jackson’s MMA product’s 10th finish in 12 career victories.
Tiburcio, meanwhile, was originally slated to make her promotional debut at Invicta FC 9 on Nov. 1 against Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki, but was forced off the card due to visa issues. The 22-year-old has tasted defeat just twice in her career. Six of Tiburcio’s eight career wins have come via submission.
The night’s co-main event will feature the red-hot Tonya Evinger against Belgium’s Cindy Dandois. Evinger has won five straight, including back-to-back wins over Ediane Gomes and Sarah D’Alelio in the Invicta cage. Dandois will be making her promotional debut.