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Christine Stanley gets late Invicta FC 18 callup

Visa issues have forced Brazilian fighters Claudia Rey (6-0-0) and Talia Santos (13-0-0) off Friday’s Invicta FC 18 card in Kansas City.

“The fighters were approved, but could not obtain the physical documents to arrive in time,” according to an Invicta press release.

 Christine Stanley (5-1-0) will replace Rey and take on Poland’s Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (7-0-0), while Santos’ fight with Irene Aldana (6-2-0) has been pulled.

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Rey, Santos and Aldana will be rebooked for Invicta’s next scheduled card in September.

Stanley has a two-fight win streak going, most recently over Shannon Sinn at Invicta FC 17.

The current card reads:

Strawweight: Alexa Grasso (7-0) vs. Jodie Esquibel (5-1)
Flyweight: Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (7-0) vs. Christine Stanley (5-1)
Strawweight: Mizuki (11-4) vs. Lynn Alvarez (6-3)
Bantamweight: Cindy Dandois (6-2) vs. Jessamyn Duke (3-4, 1 NC)
Featherweight: Megan Anderson (6-2) vs. Peggy Morgan (4-3)
Atomweight: Tessa Simpson (4-1) vs. Simona Soukupova (5-3-1)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (3-0) vs. Jessica Hoy (1-0)
Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (1-1) vs. Amberlynn Orr (0-0)

The card will be live streamed on UFC Fight Pass starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Tickets are still available at $100 USD, $75, USD, $50 USD, $40 USD, and $30 USD at


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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