Invicta FC 26 Adds Kaline Medeiros vs. Mackenzie Dern
Kansas City, Mo. — Invicta Fighting Championships 26 has added another strawweight match-up.
Former title challenger Kaline “The Dark Angel” Medeiros (8-5) returns to the Invicta cage to welcome undefeated grappling ace Mackenzie Dern (4-0) to the promotion.
The Brazilian Medeiros — who now lives and trains in Massachusetts — 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.
Dern will enter the contest having won her first four professional bouts, with two coming via first-round submissions. The 24-year-old is one of the most decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners to transition to MMA, having claimed an Abu Dhabi openweight championship as a black belt.
Invicta FC 26 takes place Friday, Dec. 8, from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT. It will be headlined by a flyweight title clash between champion Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) and undefeated Polish fighter Aga Niedźwiedź (10-0).
The current fight card for Invicta FC 26 can be found below:
Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) vs. Aga Niedźwiedź (10-0)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (12-4) vs. Janaisa Morandin (9-1)
Strawweight: Kaline Medeiros (8-5) vs. Mackenzie Dern (4-0)
Flyweight: Vanessa Porto (18-8) vs. Milana Dudieva (11-6)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (8-2) vs. Virna Jandiroba (11-0)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (6-4) vs. Tessa Simpson (5-2)
Flyweight: Christine Ferea (1-1) vs. Karina Rodríguez (5-2)
Tickets for the event are on sale now via Tickeyfly.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.