On Friday, Dec. 8, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedźwiedź from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.

In the night’s main event, flyweight champion Jennifer Maia took on undefeated Polish fighter Aga Niedźwiedź. Brazil’s Maia had been out of action since successfully defending her belt against recent UFC title challenger Roxanne Modafferi at Invicta FC 19 last September. Niedźwiedź, meanwhile, had opened her career with 10 straight victories, including a decision win over Brazilian veteran Vanessa Porto in May.

The night’s co-main event featured a strawweight match-up between former title contender Kaline Medeiros and undefeated grappling ace Mackenzie Dern. Medeiros looked to bounce back from a title defeat to then-champion Angela Hill. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Arizona’s Dern had opened her career with four straight wins, including two via submission.

The eight-fight event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Jennifer Maia def. Aga Niedźwiedź by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)- for flyweight title
Mackenzie Dern def. Kaline Medeiros by submission (armbar). Round 3, 4:45
Janaisa Morandin def. Kinberly Novaes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Vanessa Porto def. Milana Dudieva by TKO (body punch). Round 3, 3:02
Virna Jandiroba def. Amy Montenegro by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:50
Amber Brown def. Tessa Simpson by submission (armbar). Round 1, 0:50
Karina Rodriguez def. Christine Ferea by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kay Hansen def. Emilee Prince by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:23

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