lauren-taylor.jpgNext month’s Invicta FC 5 event has a main-card change as Lauren Taylor (5-0) has replaced injured Amanda Nunes (7-3) and now meets Kaitlin Young (7-7-1) at Invicta FC 5.

Officials today announced the change, which was prompted after Nunes suffered a sprained elbow.

Invicta FC 5 takes place April 5 at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. The event, which includes a pair of title fights along with notables such as Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Sarah Kaufman, is expected to stream via online pay-per-view.

Taylor launched her pro career in 2010 and has posted five consecutive TKO wins. The latest came via first-round elbows in a fight with Jennifer Scott at Legacy FC 18.

She now meets Young, who looks to an end a three-fight winless streak following a draw with Leslie Smith and stoppage losses to Liz Carmouche and Smith. All of the fights came under the Invicta FC banner.

The full Invicta FC 5 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Online PPV)

  • Jessica Penne vs. Michelle Waterson – for atomweight title
  • Barb Honchak vs. Vanessa Porto – for inaugural flyweight title
  • Ediane Gomes vs. Cristiane Santos
  • Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith
  • Zoila Frausto Gurgel vs. Jennifer Maia
  • Lauren Taylor vs. Kaitlin Young
  • Julia Budd vs. Fiona Muxlow
  • Jasminka Cive vs. Bec Hyatt

PRELIMINARY CARD (Online PPV)

  • Cassie Rodish vs. Simona Soukupova
  • Jessamyn Duke vs. Miriam Nakamoto
  • Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Juliana Carnerio Lima
  • Mollie Estes vs. Veronica Rothenhausler
  • Alexandra Chambers vs. Jodie Esquibel
  • Kathina Catron vs. Rose Namajunas

For more on Invicta FC 5, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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