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Invicta FC 40 Results: Emily Ducote Bests Juliana Lima

Invicta FC, the all-female MMA promotion, returned Thursday night live on UFC Fight Pass.

Invicta FC 40 featured Emily Ducote scoring a decision victory over Juliana Lima from Kansas City. 

Ducote, a 26-year-old, improved to 9-6 with the win. She is now 3-1 over her last four fights including a 2019 knockout of Janaisa Morandin. 

For Lima, the loss was her third consecutive setback – with the previous two coming in the UFC. She is 9-6 overall, as well.

Alesha Zappitella topped Lindsey VanZandt via split decision in the co-main event with Chelsea Chandler picking up a submission victory over Liv Parker.

Trisha Cicero bested Laura Gallardo and Genia Goodin kicked off the night with a win over Shelby Koren.

Invicta FC 40: Ducote Vs. Lima Results

Emily Ducote def. Juliana Lima by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Alesha Zappitella def. Lindsey VanZandt by split decision (28-29, 29-27, 30-27)

Chelsea Chandler def. Liv Parker by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:05

Trisha Cicero def. Laura Gallardo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Genia Goodin def. Shelby Koren by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

About Invicta FC

Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.

Dana Becker

The world of MMA is one of the few sports that brings together people from all walks of life. I try my best to tell those stories and also present breaking news to the masses.

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