So much for the idea of a rematch between Young and Miesha Tate.
Young, who is 7-7-1 overall, went 1-2-1 in 2012, with losses to Leslie Smith and Liz Carmouche. Nunes, another striker who fights with a crowd-pleasing standup style, has an overall MMA record of 7-3.
Smith and Kaufman were originally slated to fight at Invicta FC 4, but the legendary Canadian striker went down with an injury that forced her off the card. Smith fought Raquel Pennington instead, and earned a convincing victory.
Invicta FC 5 will be headlined by an atomweight title bout between Jessica Penne (10-1) and Michelle Waterson (10-3).
Penne, 30, is riding a three-fight win streak, while Waterson won each of her last four.
The inaugural flyweight championship will be featured as the co-main event, as Barb Honchak (7-2) fights Vanessa Porto (15-5).
Sherdog.com also reports that Aussie MMA legend Bec Hyatt (4-2) will be fighting Invicta FC newcomer Jasminka Cive (5-0) in a strawweight bout, likely slated for the main card.
Hyatt looks to get back in the win column following her Invicta FC 4 loss to Carla Esparza, while Cive hopes to extend her win-streak to six. Hyatt instantly became one of the hottest up-and-coming stars in female MMA with her gritty performance against Esparza, so her tilt against Cive has "Fight of the Night" written all over it.
Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp said on Facebook on Feb. 4 that the Invicta FC 5 location, date and full fight card will be revealed this week.
"It is going to be a great week! Lots of exciting announcements coming up!" Knapp wrote. "Invicta FC #5 location, date, full fight card with 14 fights and we are welcoming a lot of new athletes to the Invicta FC family. Good stuff!"
Also on the Invicta FC 5 main card, Zoila Frausto Gurgel will square off with submission expert Jennifer Maia. Aussie MMA striker Alex Chambers is also expected to make her Invicta FC debut in April.
Invicta FC 5 will be held on Apr. 5 at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
Here's a look at the full Invicta FC 5 fight card:
- Jessica Penne (10-1) vs Michelle Waterson (10-3)
- Barb Honchak (7-2) fights Vanessa Porto (15-5)
- Bec Hyatt (4-2) vs Jasminka Cive (5-0)
- Zoila Gurgel (12-2) vs Jennifer Maia (6-2-1)
- Sarah Kaufman (15-2) vs Leslie Smith (5-2-1)
- Kaitlin Young (7-7-1) vs Amanda Nunes (7-3)
- Ediane Gomes (10-2) vs Julia Budd (4-2)
- Alex Chambers (3-1) vs Jodie Esquibel (3-0)
- Veronica Rothenhausler (1-0) vs Mollie Estes (1-1)
- River Jones (0-0) vs Lauren Barefoot (1-0)