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Invicta FC vet Chelsea Chandler meets undefeated Marilia Fanta at Combate Americas 42

Marilia Fanta joins Combate America after winning three fights around Brazil and China.
Photo via Marilia Fanta

Undefeated Brazilian bantamweight prospect Marilia Fanta will make her Combate Americas debut on Aug. 23, taking on Chelsea Chandler in Lake Tahoe, Nev., promotion officials told MMA Fighting.

Born in Fortaleza, Fanta holds a perfect 3-0 record with three finishes competing in Brazil and China. The American Top Team product is a muay thai champion in her native country.

Chandler, a protégé under Cesar Gracie, is 2-1 as a professional. The Stockton-native is coming off a pair of wins under the Invicta FC banner, defeating Mitzi Merry and Brittney Victoria.

Combate Americas 42 will take place at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, in association with Tuff-N-Uff, and feature a pair of previously announced championship bouts.

In the main event, Gustavo Lopez (10-4-1) puts his bantamweight title on the line against Joey Ruquet (7-1), while tournament winner Andres Quintana (18-2) battles Bruno Cannetti (8-6) for the inaugural 145-pound gold.

The complete card can be seen below.

Gustavo Lopez vs. Joey Ruquet
Andres Quintana vs. Bruno Cannetti
Maria Paula Buzaglo vs. Felisha Magallan
Kaleio Romero vs. Jose Luis Verdugo
Marilia Fanta vs. Chelsea Chandler
Brandon Bettancourt vs. Ramos Cruz
J.J. Torres vs. Cole Jordan
Aaron Armijo vs. Owen Craugh
Boostayre Nefarios vs. Tyler Cowan