Invicta FC 40 Results: Emily Ducote & Juliana Lima Headline, Chelsea Chandler Gets The Lone Finish

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

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

Chelsea Chandler def. Liv Parker by submission via rear naked choke (1:05, R1)

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)


Genia Goodin vs. Shelby Koren

Round One: The round begins with Goodin attacking Koren with some leg kicks, Koren grabs Goodin and she gets her against the cage wall. Koren pulls guard and she drags Goodin to the ground, Koren looks for an arm bar and Goodin slams her way to freedom. Goodin rolls for her own arm bar and Koren defends against it, Goodin scrambles to her feet and she gets Koren against the cage wall. Koren again drags Goodin to the ground and she catches her in an arm bar, Koren transitions to a triangle choke and Goodin escapes to get to a seated position. Goodin gets top control on Koren and Koren rolls for a knee bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Koren

Round Two: The round begins with Goodin attacking Koren with a high kick, Goodin backs Koren into the cage wall after a brief striking exchange. Koren scores a takedown on Goodin and she immediately rolls for the arm, Goodin defends and she gets back up while kicking at Koren’s legs. Koren gets up and the fighters swing away at each other, Goodin starts landing some leg kicks on Koren. Goodin and Koren get into a few striking exchanges, Goodin scores a takedown on Koren and she gets the full mount. Goodin attacks Koren with ground and pound, Goodin rolls for an arm bar and Koren escapes to get back control. Koren rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Goodin (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Goodin attacking Koren with a variety of kicks, Goodin also attempts a spinning back fist against Koren. Koren then cracks Goodin with a kick to the midsection, Goodin and Koren get into a brief striking exchange. Goodin cracks a swinging Koren with a counter right, Koren backs Goodin into the cage wall after throwing a combination. Goodin nails Koren with some knee strikes while in the clinch, Koren fires back with knee strikes of her own against Goodin. Koren goes for a takedown and Goodin winds up getting full mount on the ground, Goodin rolls for an arm bar and Koren escapes to get back control. Koren rolls for an arm bar and Goodin scrambles to her feet, Koren gets up as well and Goodin backs her into the cage wall. Koren pulls guard and she drags Goodin to the ground, Goodin gets up and Koren follows her to her feet. Goodin and Koren swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Goodin (Final Score: 29-28 for Goodin)

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

Trisha Cicero vs. Laura Gallardo

Round One: The round begins with Cicero and Gallardo swinging away at each other, Gallardo scores a takedown on Cicero and she gets her in a seated position. Cicero wall walks to her feet and Gallardo keeps her up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Gallardo kicks Cicero in the midsection. Gallardo scores another takedown on Cicero and she gets her in a seated position, Cicero wall walks to her feet again and Gallardo gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Cicero takes some swings at Gallardo, Cicero starts attacking Gallardo with some leg kicks. Gallardo charges at Cicero while swinging away at her, Cicero throws a front kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gallardo

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Gallardo starts hunting for the takedown against Cicero. Gallardo scores a takedown on Cicero and she gets her in a seated position, Cicero gets back up and Gallardo keeps her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Cicero lands some leg kicks, Cicero starts landing a few rights against Gallardo. Gallardo nails a swinging Cicero with a counter right hook, Cicero then pops Gallardo with a two punch combination. Cicero pops a swinging Gallardo with a short right, Gallardo scores another takedown on Cicero as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cicero (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Cicero and Gallardo swinging away at each other, Gallardo starts landing some leg kicks against Cicero. Cicero charges at Gallardo while throwing a combination, Gallardo starts looking for the takedown against Cicero. Cicero goes for a head kick and Gallardo avoids it, Gallardo pops an incoming Cicero with a right to the face. Cicero responds by catching Gallardo with a right of her own, Cicero nails a kicking Gallardo with a two punch combination. Gallardo grabs a swinging Cicero and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some knee strikes before separating. The fighters swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cicero (Final Score: 29-28 for Cicero)

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

Chelsea Chandler vs. Liv Parker

Round One: The round begins with Chandler attacking Parker with some combinations, Parker starts firing back against Chandler. Chandler stuns Parker with a left hook to the midsection, Chandler drops parker with a left and she gets back control on the ground. Chandler locks in a rear naked choke and Parker taps out.

Official Result: Chelsea Chandler def. Liv Parker by submission via rear naked choke (1:05, R1)

Alesha Zappitella vs. Lindsey VanZandt

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, VanZandt starts landing some leg kicks against Zappitella. Zappitella scores a takedown on VanZandt and she gets the half guard, VanZandt scrambles to get the fight standing again. VanZandt goes for a takedown and Zappitella winds up getting top control, Zappitella starts attacking VanZandt with some ground and pound. VanZandt eventually gets Zappitella in her full guard, Zappitella transitions to the half guard against VanZandt. Zappitella then gains the side control position against VanZandt, VanZandt scrambles to her feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zappitella

Round Two: The round begins with Zappitella and VanZandt swinging away at each other, Zappitella and VanZandt exchange some left hooks. Zappitella scores a takedown on VanZandt and she gets the full guard, VanZandt rolls for an omaplata and Zappitella escapes to keep top control. Zappitella attacks VanZandt with some ground and pound, VanZandt scrambles to her feet to get the fight standing again. VanZandt nails Zappitella with a kick to the midsection, Zappitella trips up a kicking VanZandt and she gets top control on the ground. VanZandt scrambles to her feet to get the fight standing again, VanZandt cracks a swinging Zappitella with a counter right. VanZandt attacks Zappitella with a head kick, Zappitella scores another takedown on VanZandt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zappitella (Overall Score: 20-18 for Zappitella)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Zappitella hunts for a takedown on a swinging VanZandt. VanZandt also attacks Zappitella with some leg kicks, Zappitella scores a takedown on VanZandt and VanZandt scrambles to get back control. Zappitella scrambles and she gains top control against VanZandt, VanZandt scrambles to her feet to get the fight standing again. VanZandt comes forward while swinging away at Zappitella, VanZandt goes for a high kick and Zappitella blocks it. VanZandt also cracks Zappitella with a knee strike to block a takedown attempt, Zappitella scores another takedown on VanZandt and she gets the full guard. VanZandt scrambles to her feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for VanZandt (Final Score: 29-28 for Zappitella)

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

Emily Ducote vs. Juliana Lima

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Ducote pops a swinging Lima with a counter right. Ducote follows up by cracking Lima with a counter left, Lima and Ducote rush each other while swinging away at each other. Lima cracks a swinging Ducote with a counter left followed by an uppercut, Ducote grabs a swinging Lima and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate after Lima lands a few knee strikes, Lima lands a front kick followed by a combination to Ducote. Ducote cracks a swinging Lima with a counter right hook, Ducote follows up with another right against Lima. Ducote hunts for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lima

Round Two: The round begins with Lima and Ducote exchanging some leg kicks, Ducote then cracks Lima with a right. Lima responds by nailing Ducote with a right of her own, Ducote and Lima start getting into a few striking exchanges, Ducote lands an elbow strike as she briefly clinches with Lima. Ducote then cracks a swinging Lima with a pair of counter right hooks, Ducote nails Lima with a leg kick and a two punch combo before getting her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Ducote lands an uppercut against Lima, Ducote charges at Lima while landing a combination. Ducote scores a takedown on Lima and she gets side control, Ducote transitions to the full mount against Lima, Lima scrambles while eating elbow strikes and she gets Ducote in her full guard. Lima scrambles to her feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ducote (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Lima peppering Ducote with jabs, Lima nails Ducote with a front kick to the midsection. Ducote and Lima also exchange some leg kicks, Ducote grabs Lima and she backs her into the cage wall a short time later. Lima lands a right on Ducote as the fighters separate, Ducote fires back and exchanges blows with Lima. Ducote and Lima also get into a few striking exchanges, Ducote backs up Lima after landing a two punch combination. Ducote starts looking for counter rights against a swinging Lima, Ducote scores a takedown on Lima and she gets the open guard. Ducote postures up and she allows Lima to stand up, Lima starts hunting for her own takedown against Ducote. Ducote takes a few more swings at Lima as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ducote (Final Score: 29-28 for Ducote)

Official Result: Emily Ducote def. Juliana Lima by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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