View results & highlights from Invicta FC 40: Emily Ducote vs. Juliana Lima.
After four months away from the airwaves thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Invicta FC returned with Invicta FC 40 on July 2, taking place at the crowd-less Police Athletic League of Kansas City, KS and headlined by Emily Ducote and Juliana Lima.
The main event saw Ducote edge out Lima on the scorecards in a unanimous decision.
The two traded throughout the first round, with Lima, as she got off the sharper and more powerful strikes, as well as having the better handling of her range. Lima continued to do well striking-wise in the second round, but Ducote clipped her on the chin a couple of times and forced Lima to clinch Ducote up against the cage at one point. Ducote, however, managed to take Lima down and shake her with hard elbows and cutting Lima open before the end of the second.
Ducote continued to battle back in the third, landing on the inside and scoring multiple hard countershots, keeping herself busy as Lima slowed down.
As a matter of fact, the event’s drama began before the first fight even did. After Genia Goodin and Shelby Koren made their ways to the cage and ring announcer Joe Martinez was set to do introductions, the building’s generator overheated, causing a blackout and cutting off home viewers from the event. It would be about 10 minutes before the event was back up and running.
View the full Invicta FC 40: Emily Ducote vs. Juliana Lima results here
Emily Ducote vs. Juliana Lima
OFFICIAL RESULT: Emily Ducote def. Juliana Lima via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Alesha Zappitella vs. Lindsey VanZandt
OFFICIAL RESULT: Alesha Zappitella def. Lindsey VanZandt by split decision (28-29, 29-27, 30-27)
Chelsea Chandler vs. Liv Parker
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chelsea Chandler def. Liv Parker via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 1:05
Trisha Cicero vs. Laura Gallardo
OFFICIAL RESULT: Trisha Cicero def. Laura Gallardo via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Genia Goodin vs. Shelby Koren
OFFICIAL RESULT: Genia Goodwin def. Shelby Koren via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Invicta returns to the airwaves on July 30 with Invicta FC 41, currently scheduled to be headlined by Janaisa Morandin and Montserrat Ruiz.
Invicta FC 40 took place on Thursday, July 2, 2020, live from the Police Athletic League in Kansas City, KS.