Mackenzie Dern is heading to Invicta FC with an eye on staying unbeaten in her pro career.Dern (4-0) will fight former title challenger Kaline Medeiros (8-5) at Invicta FC 26 next month. UFC officials announced the flyweight booking today after Dern announced her signing with the promotion on The MMA Hour. Invicta FC 26 takes place Dec. 8 at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Renowned jiu-jitsu practitioner Dern is only a little more than a year into her pro MMA career. A month ago, she moved to 4-0 with a first-round submission of Mandy Polk at LFA 24. In March, she took a unanimous decision from Katherine Roy at LFA 6. In 2016, she won her first two pro bouts under the Legacy FC banner before that promotion merged with RFA.
Medeiros is coming off a decision loss to Angela Hill a year ago at Invicta FC 20 in a strawweight title bout. Hill went on to vacate her title to re-sign with the UFC. Prior to that, she had a five-fight winning streak, including a submission at Bellator 140 and two wins for Invicta FC. The Invicta FC 26 card now includes:
Champ Jennifer Maia vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz for flyweight title
Mizuki Inoue vs. Janaisa Morandin
Milana Dudieva vs. Vanessa Porto
Virna Jandiroba vs. Amy Montenegro
Amber Brown vs. Tessa Simpson
Christine Ferea vs. Karina Rodriguez
Mackenzie Dern vs. Kaline Medeiros
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