Visa issues have taken Indian fighter Manjit Kolekar off of the Invicta FC 18 card later this month, and the organization has tapped Mizuki Inoue as a replacement against Lynn Alvarez.
The July 29 card airs live on UFC Fight Pass from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, and will be headlined by the strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Jodie Esquibel.
The 21-year-old Inoue makes her fifth appearance in the Invicta cage, with a split record in her previous four outings. 11-4 overall, Inoue suffered losses in Invicta to Grasso and current UFC competitor Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She’s riding a three fight winning streak since the loss to Grasso, including a win over Lacey Schuckman at Invicta FC 15 in January.
Alvarez returns to the cage for the first time since January of 2014, and it will be just her third fight since August of 2010. The 30-year-old has fought once in the Invicta cage, an October 2012 loss to former champ and current UFC fighter Carla Esparza.
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