MILANA DUDIEVA REPLACES JESSY JESS, THREE FIGHTS ADDED TO INVICTA FC 26

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Vanessa Porto Meets Milana Dudieva at Invicta FC 26

Just Added:
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)

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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PHOTOS FROM UFC® 215: NUNES vs. SHEVCHENKO WEIGH-INS

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Edmonton, Canada – On Friday, September 8, the headlining stars of UFC® 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko took to the stage in front of raucous fans at Rogers Place.   All fighters made weight and champion Amanda Nunes and No. 1 contender Valentina Shevchenko look set to determine finally who will reign supreme above the women’s bantamweight division.

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EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 08: Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan steps on the scale during the UFC 215 Official Weigh-ins at the Westin Edmonton on September 8, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 08: UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil steps on the scale during the UFC 215 Official Weigh-ins at the Westin Edmonton on September 8, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 08: poses on the scale during the UFC 215 weigh-in inside the Rogers Place on September 8, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko is UFC’s first-ever event in Edmonton at Rogers Place and takes place on Saturday, September 9. Edmonton now becomes the 10th Canadian city to host a UFC card. UFC® 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko marks the UFC’s second Canadian event this year, following a successful return to Halifax in February.

For more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Tickets for UFC® 215: NUNES vs. SHEVCHENKO are available and priced at $379.75, $253.16, $126.58, $94.94, $63.29, (plus additional fees). Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.ca and limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC® 215: NUNES vs. SHEVCHENKO will be available live on pay-per-view on Saturday, September 9 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Vubiquity, and in Canada on BellTV, Rogers, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Canal Indigo for a suggested retail price of $49.99 US/CAN for Standard Definition and $59.99 US/CAN for High-Definition.

Since 2008, the UFC has staged 23 events in the Great White North, across nine different cities – Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Edmonton now becomes the 10th Canadian city to host a UFC card. UFC events have set single-day event gate records in five Canadian venues: Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome (UFC 149), Montreal’s Bell Centre (UFC 124), Ottawa’s The Arena at TD Place (UFC Fight Night), Toronto’s Rogers Centre (UFC 129) and Winnipeg’s MTS Centre (UFC 161).

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PHOTOS FROM UFC® 215: JOHNSON vs. BORG OPEN WORKOUT

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Edmonton, Canada – On Thursday, September 7, the headlining stars of UFC® 215: Johnson vs. Borg took to the mats at highly anticipated open workout at Ford Hall at Rogers Place.  Eager fans lined the venue for a look at UFC® flyweight world champion and pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson, surging prospect Ray Borgwomen’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and No. 1 contender Valentina Shevchenko.

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EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 07: UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson holds an open workout session for fans and media at Rogers Place on September 7, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 215: Johnson vs. Borg is UFC’s first-ever event in Edmonton at Rogers Place and takes place on Saturday, September 9. Edmonton now becomes the 10th Canadian city to host a UFC card. UFC® 215: Johnson vs. Borg marks the UFC’s second Canadian event this year, following a successful return to Halifax in February.

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EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 07: UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil holds an open workout session for fans and media at Rogers Place on September 7, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

For more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Tickets for UFC® 215: JOHNSON vs. BORG go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. MT and are priced at $379.75, $253.16, $126.58, $94.94, $63.29, (plus additional fees). Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.ca and limited to eight (8) per person.

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EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 07: Ray Borg holds an open workout session for fans and media at Rogers Place on September 7, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC® 215: JOHNSON vs. BORG will be available live on pay-per-view on Saturday, September 9 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Vubiquity, and in Canada on BellTV, Rogers, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Canal Indigo for a suggested retail price of $49.99 US/CAN for Standard Definition and $59.99 US/CAN for High-Definition.

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EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 07: Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan holds an open workout session for fans and media at Rogers Place on September 7, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Since 2008, the UFC has staged 23 events in the Great White North, across nine different cities – Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Edmonton now becomes the 10th Canadian city to host a UFC card. UFC events have set single-day event gate records in five Canadian venues: Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome (UFC 149), Montreal’s Bell Centre (UFC 124), Ottawa’s The Arena at TD Place (UFC Fight Night), Toronto’s Rogers Centre (UFC 129) and Winnipeg’s MTS Centre (UFC 161).

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