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Karina Rodriguez misses weight for Invicta FC 38 title fight; Kanako Murata vs. Emily Ducote promoted to main event

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Karina Rodriguez (pictured) missed weight by 1.1 pounds for a title fight with Vanessa Porto.
Photo via Invicta FC

Vanessa Porto’s flyweight belt won’t be on the line at Invicta FC 38 after Karina Rodriguez missed weight by 1.1 pounds on Thursday morning in Kansas City, Kan. Porto successfully made weight at 124.2 pounds.

With Rodriguez’s weight miss, a strawweight title fight between Kanako Murata and Emily Ducote will now serve as the main event, promotion officials told MMA Fighting. Both fighters hit the mark to meet for the vacant belt on Friday night.

Porto-Rodriguez was moved to the co-main event slot and will proceed as a three-round non-title bout. Rodriguez was fined 25 percent of her purse, Invicta FC announced.

Check the complete Invicta FC 38 weigh-in results below:

Kanako Murata (114.9) vs. Emily Ducote (114.2)
Vanessa Porto (124.2) vs. Karina Rodríguez (126.1)*
Mallory Martin (115.8) vs. Cynthia Arceo (116)
Shanna Young (125.7) vs. Maiju Suotama (124.2)
Lisa Verzosa (135.5) vs. Kerri Kenneson (135.6)
Shaianna Rincon (143.8) vs. Auttumn Norton (146)
Serena DeJesus (135.7) vs. Taneisha Tennant (135.9)

*Rodriguez missed weight by 1.1 pounds and was fined 25 percent of her purse.