On Friday, Dec. 8, Invicta Fighting Championships will host 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 takes on undefeated Polish fighter Aga Niedźwiedź. Brazil’s Maia has been out of action since successfully defending her belt against recent UFC title challenger Roxanne Modafferi at Invicta FC 19 last September. Niedźwiedź, meanwhile, has opened her career with 10 straight victories, including a decision win over Brazilian veteran Vanessa Porto in May.
The night’s co-main event will feature a strawweight match-up between former title contender Kaline Medeiros and undefeated grappling ace Mackenzie Dern. Medeiros will look to bounce back from a title defeat to then-champion Angela Hill. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Arizona’s Dern has opened her career with four straight wins, including two via submission.
The eight-fight event streams live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
The fighters hit the scales at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 7. Video of the action appears above (courtesy of Invicta FC), while the results appear below
Kaline Medeiros (115.8) vs. Mackenzie Dern (115.9)
Janaisa Morandin (115.4) vs. Kinberly Novaes (121.8)*
Vanessa Porto (127.6)* vs. Milana Dudieva (125.6)
Amy Montenegro (117.6)* vs. Virna Jandiroba (114.3)
Amber Brown (106.3)* vs. Tessa Simpson (105.4)
Christine Ferea (125.7) vs. Karina Rodríguez (124.7)
Kay Hansen (114.4) vs. Emilee Prince (115.5)
* – Novaes, Porto, Montenegro and Brown were fined 25 percent of their respective fight purses for missing weight