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)

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)

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