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The event — which takes place Wednesday, May 11 and can be watched live and free on Invicta FC’s YouTube channel and Facebook page — features a strawweight title bout between current champion Emily Ducote (10-6) and former atomweight titleholder Alesha Zappitella (9-3, 1 NC). Oklahoma’s Ducote is coming off one of the greatest knockouts in Invicta history, stopping UFC veteran Danielle Taylor via head kick to secure the 115-pound belt and a spot on Sportscenter’s Top 10. The Ohio native Zappitella is coming off a pair of battles with Brazilian Jéssica Delboni. Prior to the pair’s second meeting, the 27-year-old declared her intentions to move up to the strawweight division and the decorated wrestler will face an immediate test opposite the division’s champion.
The card includes six additional matchups, as former headliner Courtney “The Lion” King (4-2) collides with California’s Chelsea Chandler (3-1) in the featherweight co-feature, Phoenix Tournament finalist Lindsey “Damsel” VanZandt (7-5) squares off with fellow New York native “Lionheart” Jillian DeCoursey (4-3) at atomweight, and former strawweight title challenger Janaisa “Evil Princess” Morandin (10-4) of Brazil takes on countrywoman Liana “Li” Pirosin (7-4) in a flyweight bout.
Invicta FC 47: Ducote vs. Zappitella takes place from Memorial Hall. It will be overseen by the Kansas Athletic Commission and will feature open scoring. The action begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
Below are the official Invicta FC 47 results
Strawweight Title: Emily Ducote defeated Alesha Zappitella via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Featherweight: Chelsea Chandler defeated Courtney King via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Atomweight: Jillian DeCoursey defeated Lindsey VanZandt via KO – Round 1, 1:01
Flyweight: Liana Pirosin defeated Janaisa Morandin via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Serena DeJesus defeated Brittney Cloudy via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Strawweight: Fatima Kline defeated Sidney Trillo via TKO – Round 3, 4:45
Strawweight: Alyssa Linduska defeated Jennifer Chieng via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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