Invicta FC 40: Ducote vs. Lima Play-by-Play

This article is the play-by-play to accompany the live coverage article going on simultaneously. Click here to view the live coverage of Invicta FC 40.

Quick Results:

Main Card (8:00PM EDT / 7:00PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)

Bout 1: Genia Goodin def. Shelby Koren via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 2: Trisha Cicero def. Laura Gallardo via Decision, Split

Bout 3: Chelsea Chandler def. Liv Parker via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:05)

Bout 4: Alesha Zappitella def. Lindsey VanZandt via Decision, Split

Bout 5: Emily Ducote def. Juliana Lima via Decision, Unanimous

Live Coverage:

Bout 1: Genia Goodin (1-0) vs. Shelby Koren (0-0) (Strawweight)

Goodin landed some punches while coming forward early. They clinched after Koren tried for a single leg takedown. They went down with Koren pulling guard and landing on her back. Goodin slammed Koren, moving into side control afterwards. Goodin tried for an armbar, although Koren escaped quickly and took top position. Both fighters had eachother trapped by their legs before standing up. They went to their knees again after Goodin shot for a takedown. On the feet in a clinch again, Koren tried for a guillotine choke. They went down in the fourth minute with Korean trying for an armbar from the bottom. Goodin eventually got out of the position, getting into top position. Koren tried for a kneebar before the round ended.

Goodin clinched up with Koren to start the second round. Koren got a hip toss takedown from the position. They went back to their feet a minute later. Gooden got a takedown in the fourth minute of the round. She quickly moved into full mount on top, throwing elbows to the head from the position. Goodin tried for an armbar, with Koren taking her back after escaping the position. Koren put Goodin in an armbar before the round ran out of time.

Koren connected with some punches early in the final round. Gooden was landing some kicks to the body. They clinched after Koren came forward with more punches. They went down, with Koren getting on the back of Goodin quickly. Gooden moved into full guard in top position before getting back on the feet. Koren tried to get on the back of Goodin before the round ended. Goodin got the win when going to scorecards (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Goodin 9 10 9 28
Koren 10 9 10 29

Bout 2: Trisha Cicero (3-3) vs. Laura Gallardo (2-0) (Flyweight)

Gallardo was quick to try for a takedown, but Cicero pushed her away after Gallardo got underhooks. Gallargo got a takedown moments later. They got back up in a clinch in the second minute before separating. Gallardo got a single leg takedown halfway through the round. They got up again shortly after where Cicero was able to defend takedown attempts after. Cicero was the more active striker on the feet.

Cicero stopped a takedown early in the second round, landing a punch after. Gallardo got Cicero to her knees at one point in the ground, although she never fully got the fight to the ground. Just like the round before, Cicero was the better striker. Gallardo got a takedown just before the round ended.

The fight was on the feet for most of the final round, where Cicero landed the better punches.l The height and reach advantage helped Cicero throughout. Gallarda failed upon three attempts to get a takedown in the final minute. Needing scorecards to find a winner, Cicero got the win via split decision (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Cicero 9 10 10 29
Gallardo 10 9 9 28

Bout 3: Chelsea Chandler (2-1) vs. Liv Parker (4-0) (Featherweight)

Chandler started the first round with hard hooks. A body shot hurt Parker early on. A left hook dropped Parker. Chandler got on the back of Parker, putting in a rear naked choke that made Parker tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Chandler
Parker

Bout 4: Alesha Zappitella (6-2) vs. Lindsey VanZandt (7-3) (Atomweight)

Zappitella caught a teep kick early for a takedown, getting into half guard on top. She went into full guard after, but VanZandt was able to shove her off. They returned to the feet in the second minute. Zappitella was quick to clinch up against VanZandt, getting a takedown shortly after. Zappitella was in side control on the ground, landing knees to the body and some short strikes to the head. Zappitella stayed in control on the ground for a few minutes. They got back to their feet with VanZandt landing a strike before the round ended.

VanZandt shot for a takedown after both fighters scored with punches. Zappitella got a takedown on her first attempt. She got into side control quickly. They got back to the feet with two minutes left in the round. VanZandt landed a spinning back kick. An uppercut scored for VanZandt shortly after. Zappitella got another takedown in the fourth minute, but VanZandt was quick to get back up that time. VanZandt landed a punch late in the round, stopping a takedown attempt after. Zappitella got a takedown in the final seconds, although VanZandt escaped.

VanZandt stopped a takedown early in the final round. VanZandt refused another after landing a leg kick. VanZandt got on the back of Zappitella after Zappitella shot for a takedown. Zappitella was able to escape the position and move into side control. They got back up with just over a minute left in the round. VanZandt connected with a knee after stopping a takedown attempt. Zappitella got another takedown in the final minute, taking full guard on top. They got back up to the feet in the last moments, with VanZandt throwing a flying knee before the fight ended. Going to the judges, a split decision went the way of Zappitella (29-28 VanZandt, 29-27 Zappitella & 30-27 Zappitella).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Zappitella 10 9 10 29
VanZandt 9 10 9 28

Bout 5: Emily Ducote (8-6) vs. Juliana Lima (10-6) (Strawweight)

 

While Ducote walked forward with good strikes early on, a punch from Lima halfway through the round had her backtracking. They clinched against the cage, where Lima landed some knees to the body. Ducote caught a leg near the end of the round but failed to get a takedown from it.

The majority of the second round was close striking. While Lima was landing her shots, Ducote was holding her own as well. Ducote got a takedown with a minute left in the fight. She landed a series of elbows to the head from top position. Lima was able to shove her off and get back to the feet for the final moments of the round.

A cut opened under Lima’s right eye in the final round. They traded punches throughout the round. Ducote landed more in the second half of the round. She got a takedown in the final minute, going back to the feet for the final 30 seconds of the fight. They stayed on the feet until the round ended. The scorecards gave the fight to Ducote (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Ducote 9 10 10 29
Lima 10 9 9 28

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