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Mallory Martin replaces injured Livinha Souza against Virna Jandiroba at UFC on ESPN 7

Mallory Martin (pictured) makes her UFC debut against Virna Jandiroba in December.
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Virna Jandiroba will now face fellow Invicta FC veteran Mallory Martin at UFC on ESPN 7 after Livinha Souza was forced out of the Dec. 7 card with a back injury, multiple sources told MMA Fighting.

The event will take place at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

Martin (6-2) fought for the last time earlier this month, dominating and defeating Cynthia Arceo at Invicta FC 38. That was Martin’s first fight since a decision victory over Micol di Segni at Dana White’s Contender Series in August. The 25-year-old hasn’t lost since going to a decision with Maycee Barber in 2017.

Jandiroba (14-1) was originally booked to face Cortney Casey in D.C., but Souza eventually replaced her. The former Invicta FC 115-pound champion is looking to rebound from the first loss of her professional career via unanimous decision to Carla Esparza in her Octagon debut in April.

UFC on ESPN 7 will be headlined by heavyweight knockout artists Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

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