Mizuki Inoue booked for Invicta FC strawweight tournament
Mizuki Inoue will be one of eight fighters competing to be crowned the new Invicta FC strawweight champion. The Japanese fighter is booked for a one night tournament at Phoenix Rising 1 on May 3rd.
Brazilian Virna Jandiroba recently vacated the title to sign with the UFC. A new champion will be crowned at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City next month but the new champion will have to beat three opponents in a single night.
The quarter finals are set and Inoue (13-5) will take on Sharon Jacobson (5-4) while Janaisa Morandin (10-2) meets Brianna Van Buren (5-2). The last four fighters are all UFC veterans with Danielle Taylor (10-4) facing Juliana Lima (9-5) and Kailin Curran (4-6) going up against Sunna Davíðsdóttir (3-0).
The reserve bouts will also feature an Asian fighter. India’s Manjit Kolekar (11-2) faces Amber Brown (7-5) in one while Alyssa Krahn (5-2) takes on Itzel Esquivel (4-2) in the other.
The two reserve bouts will be one round affairs and be considered exhibitions in terms of record keeping. If a fighter is forced to pull out injured then one of the winners will step in and replace them in the tournament.