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Livia Renata Souza has new opponent at Invicta FC 25

Esther Lin, Invicta FC

Invicta FC 25 has a new co-main event.

An injury to Jodie Esquibel has forced her to drop out of her planned strawweight bout against Brazil's Livia Renata Souza.

Instead, Souza will face a fellow Brazilian in undefeated Janaisa Morandin.

While Esquibel vs. Souza was scheduled to fill the vacant Invicta strawweight belt, the new matchup will be a three-round, non-title fight.

The 22-year-old Morandin, who is stepping up from atomweight, brings a 9-0 record into her Invicta debut. She has six finishes, including five in her last six fights.

Souza (10-1) is a former Invicta strawweight champ.

Invicta also announced another card change for the Aug. 31 event in Lemoore, Calif. Bantamweight Amberlynn Orr (0-1) will square off with Sarah Kleczka (0-0), who substitutes for Kelly McGill.

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