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Invicta FC 26: Kinberly Novaes steps in for Mizuki

An injury to Japanese strawweight fighter Mizuki (12-4-0) has created an opening for Brazilian Kinberly Novaes (9-3-0), who will debut against Janaiasa Morandin (9-1-0) at Invicta FC 26 in December.

The 26-year-old Novaes last bout was a decision win over Syuri Kondo at Pancrease 287 in May.

Morandin, 23, is trying to return to the win column after a decision loss to Livia Renata Souza at Invicta FC 25 in August.

Invicta FC 26 is scheduled for Dec. 8 in Kansas City. Flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (14-4-0) defends against Aga Niedźwiedź (10-0) in the main event.

The current card includes:

Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) vs. Aga Niedźwiedź (10-0)
Strawweight: Kimberly Novaes (9-3-0) 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)

The event will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.


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

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