Dudieva steps in for Clark at Invicta FC 26

Invicta FC is set to return to the Scottish Rite Temple next month. Today it was announced that former UFC veteran Milana Dudieva has stepped up to face former title challenger Vanessa Porto in a flyweight scrap. It was also announced that Invicta favorites Amber “Bully” Brown and Amy Montenegro will also make their return. They will face off against  Virna “Carcará” Jandiroba and Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson in a strawweight and atomweight affair. The headlining fight is a flyweight title fight between Jennifer Maia and Aga “Kuma” Niedźwiedź. The full announcement and updated card can be found ahead. Invicta FC 26 will take place on December 8th from Kansas City, Mo. 


Invicta Fighting Championships today announced a flyweight replacement and three new bouts for Invicta FC 26, streaming live from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City on Friday, Dec. 8.

Former title challenger Vanessa Porto (18-8) has a new opponent at Invicta FC 26, an opening created after Jessica-Rose “Jessy Jess” Clark was removed from the flyweight match-up. UFC veteran Milana Dudieva (11-6) will take Clark’s place in the bout, stepping up on a month’s notice against the top-ranked contender.

Strawweight submission specialist Virna “Carcará” Jandiroba (11-0) looks to keep her undefeated record intact against veteran Amy “The Resurrection” Montenegro (8-2).

Of Jandiroba’s nine career submissions, six have come inside the first round. Montenegro enters the contest having won five of her last six bouts, including a “Fight of the Year” contender against Celine Haga at Invicta FC 21 in January.

Plus, atomweights Amber “The Bully” Brown (6-4) and Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (5-2) square off in an attempt to re-enter the 105-pound title picture.

Coming off a first-round finish of Bárbara Acioly in July, Mexico’s Karina Rodríguez (5-2), takes on dangerous striker Christine “Misfit” Ferea (1-1), last appearing in a back-and-forth brawl against kickboxing champion Tiffany Van Soest at Invicta FC 23.

Invicta FC 26 is headlined by flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) defending her belt against undefeated challenger Aga “Kuma” Niedźwiedź (10-0).

The current card for Invicta FC 26 can be found below:

Flyweight Title Bout: Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) vs. Aga Niedźwiedź (10-0)

Strawweight Bout: MIZUKI (12-4) vs. Janaisa Morandin (9-1)

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)

Additional bouts for Invicta FC 26 will be announced shortly.

Invicta FC 26 streams live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 8. Tickets for Invicta FC 26 are on sale now at Ticketfly.com.

For more information about Invicta Fight Championships, visit invictafc.com.


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