Mackenzie Dern (Gleidson Venga/Sherdog)

Mackenzie Dern Signs with Invicta FC, Faces Kaline Medeiros on Dec. 8

Invicta Fighting Championships has added another big name to its upcoming event on Dec. 8.

Former Abu Dhabi openweight champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Mackenzie Dern will put her undefeated record on the line as she faces former Invicta strawweight title challenger Kaline Medeiros at Invicta FC 26 in Kansas City, Mo.

The 24-year-old Dern enters the contest having won her first four professional bouts, with two coming via first-round submissions. She most recently defeated Mandy Polk at LFA 24 in October.


The Brazilian Medeiros will aim to rebound from a five-round, back-and-forth battle at Invicta FC 20 against then-champion Angela Hill. Prior to that, she had won five straight fights, including two under the Invicta banner.

Invicta FC 26 takes place from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass. It is headlined by a flyweight title clash between champion Jennifer Maia and undefeated Polish fighter Aga Niedźwiedź.

Current Invicta FC 26 Fight Card
Jennifer Maia vs. Aga Niedźwiedź – for flyweight title
Mizuki Inoue vs. Janaisa Morandin
Kaline Medeiros vs. Mackenzie Dern
Vanessa Porto vs. Milana Dudieva
Amy Montenegro vs. Virna Jandiroba
Amber Brown vs. Tessa Simpson
Christine Ferea vs. Karina Rodríguez