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Jillian DeCoursey Focused On Upcoming Rematch Against Lindsey VanZandt at Invicta FC 47

Interview with Jillian DeCoursey above

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Invicta FC 47, Jillian “Lionheart” DeCoursey will be battling Lindsey VanZandt in a rematch from their amateur days.

DeCoursey and VanZandt will compete on the main card, which will be streaming live on Invicta FC’s YouTube Channel. DeCoursey (4-3) and VanZandt (7-5) both have reached a pivotal point in their professional careers. A win can catapult either contender into championship projection and a loss could make it that much harder for a climb to the top of the all-female mixed martial arts promotion’s 105-pound ladder.

The main event for Invicta FC 47 is between two strawweight fighters, Emily Ducote (10-6) and Alesha Zappitella (9-3), competing for the championship belt.

This past Friday night, the Long Island MMA Strawweight DeCoursey, joined Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast to speak about her return to the cage after an 11-month layoff.

DeCoursey mentioned in an Instagram story about her excitement for this May 11 fight. I talked with the atomweight fighter about her health and mental focus for this rematch. DeCoursey informed us in the interview that this has been a fight they have been trying to fix for a while. Fans should be pumped to know both fighters will be entering the match with full camps.

In their first match-up in 2016, while competing as amateurs, DeCoursey controlled the majority of the fight though it was a back-and-forth action-packed amateur title fight. Near the end of the third and final round, VanZandt snag a submission attempt against DeCoursey which lifted the entire venue out of their seats. The final bell rang before VanZandt could get the finish. DeCoursey went on to win the bout via unanimous decision.

Above is the first fight between the two ladies. As you can see the pace is relentless and we can only speculate that the second fight will include a battle that will last up to the final horn.

Watch the entire Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast interview with Jillian DeCoursey (at the top of the page) to hear her speak about balancing two careers, personal life, thoughts on Women’s MMA, advice for newcomers, and much more.


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