Kansas City, Mo. — The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 17 has undergone some last-minute changes.
The promotion has announced that a training injury has forced Japan’s MIZUKI (11-4) from her strawweight clash with Brazilian Aline Serio (9-5).
Replacing MIZUKI will be veteran Kaline Medeiros (6-4). “The Dark Angel” will make her Invicta debut riding the momentum of a three-fight winning streak. The native Brazilian, who now fights out of the United States, holds wins over Invicta veterans Stephanie Eggink and Kathina Catron.
Additionally, the atomweight contest between promotional newcomers Tessa Simpson (4-1) and Julia Jones (4-0) has been removed from the event.
The eight-fight event will feature two title fights, as bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (17-5) meets California’s Colleen Schneider (10-6), and unbeaten strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza (9-0) takes on UFC veteran Angela “Overkill” Hill (4-2).
The event will take place from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Saturday, May 7. It will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
The updated fight card for Invicta FC 17 can be found below:
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (17-5) vs. Colleen Schneider (10-6)
Strawweight Title: Livia Renata Souza (9-0) vs. Angela Hill (4-2)
Featherweight: Latoya Walker (5-0) vs. Charmaine Tweet (8-5)
Strawweight: Aline Serio (9-5) vs. Kaline Medeiros (6-4)
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (3-3) vs. Megan Anderson (5-2)
Flyweight: Christine Stanley (4-1) vs. Shannon Sinn (2-2)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (2-2) vs. Ariel Beck (3-2)
Bantamweight: Laura Howarth (2-1) vs. Alexa Conners (0-0)
Tickets for the event, available for $100, $75, $55, and $35, are currently on sale at CageTix.com.
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.