Invicta FC 40 Results: Emily Ducote Wins Strawweight HeadlinerRecent strawweight title challenger Emily “Gordinha” Ducote put herself back into championship contention with a hard-fought victory tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 40 in Kansas City, Kansas. Ducote rallied to defeat Juliana “Ju Thai” Lima by Unanimous Decision in the main event.

Elsewhere on tonight’s card, Alesha “Half Pint” Zappitella picked up her second straight victory with a close and competitive Split Decision verdict over Lindsey “Damsel” VanZandt in an atomweight contender’s bout, and Chelsea Chandler quickly submitted Olivia “Phoenix” Parker at 145 pounds.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 40 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships showcased its latest all-female card tonight at Police Athletic League in Kansas City, Kansas. Invicta FC 40 featured a strawweight contender’s bout between recent title challenger Emily “Gordinha” Ducote and veteran Brazilian standout Juliana “Ju Thai” Lima.

In the atomweight co-feature, Alesha “Half Pint” Zappitella looked to move one step closer to a title shot when she battled fellow contender Lindsey “Damsel” VanZandt, who returned for her fourth Invicta FC appearance. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for tonight’s Invicta FC 40 card.

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Kay Hansen Submits Jinh Yu Frey At UFC On ESPN 12 In Las VegasTalented 20-year-old rising star Kay Hansen made the most of an important opportunity in her short-notice UFC debut tonight at UFC on ESPN 12: “Poirier vs Hooker” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hansen submitted former Invicta FC champion Jinh Yu Frey in round three of their strawweight matchup.

Frey held an early edge on the feet in the opening round, but Hansen was in complete control once she was able to take the fight to the mat. She used a slick armbar transition to secure the fight-ending finish and immediately solidified herself as a top prospect for the UFC in the 115-pound division.

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UFC On ESPN 12: "Poirier vs Hooker" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship remained at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC on ESPN 12: “Poirier vs Hooker.” The event was headlined by a lightweight bout between former title challenger Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier and top contender Dan “The Hangman” Hooker.

In the welterweight co-main event, “Platinum” Mike Perry looked to halt a two-fight losing streak when he battled Mickey Gall. Also on the card, Gian Villante faced off against Maurice “The Crochet Boss” Green in heavyweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC on ESPN 12 card.

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Raquel Pennington Rebounds With Key Victory At UFC On ESPN 11Following a frustrating defeat in January, Raquel “Rocky” Pennington put herself back in contention at 135 pounds with a crucial win tonight at UFC on ESPN 11: “Blaydes vs Volkov” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pennington took a convincing decision victory over Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau.

Much like her fiancée, Tecia Torres, had done earlier on the card tonight, Pennington came on strong in rounds two and three of her main card bout with Reneau. Showcasing crisp combinations and knees in the clinch battles, Pennington wore Reneau down en route to a well-deserved victory.

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Tecia Torres Shines In Victory At UFC On ESPN 11 In Las VegasFacing a potential must-win situation, Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres responded with one of her best performances to date tonight at UFC on ESPN 11: “Blaydes vs Volkov” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Torres took a clear Unanimous Decision win over rising star Brianna “Tha Bull” Van Buren.

In addition to Torres’s impressive strawweight showing, the UFC on ESPN 11 preliminary card also featured a pair of women’s flyweight matchups. Gillian “The Savage” Robertson and “Lucky” Lauren Murphy both moved up the ladder at 125 pounds with crucial victories in their bouts tonight.

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UFC On ESPN 11: "Blaydes vs Volkov" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC on ESPN 11: “Blaydes vs Volkov.” The event was headlined by a heavyweight contender’s bout between hard-hitting wrestler Curtis “Razor” Blaydes and knockout artist Alexander “Drago” Volkov.

In the featherweight co-main event, Josh Emmett battled “Hurricane” Shane Burgos. Former women’s bantamweight title challenger Raquel “Rocky” Pennington squared off with fellow contender Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for tonight’s UFC event.

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UFC On ESPN 10: "Eye vs Calvillo" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship staged its latest event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight. UFC on ESPN 10: “Eye vs Calvillo” was headlined by a women’s flyweight bout between Jessica “Evil” Eye, who missed weight for the main event matchup, and Cynthia Calvillo.

In tonight’s middleweight co-main event, Karl “Baby K” Roberson, who also weighed in heavy yesterday, battled rival Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori. Charles “Boston Strong” Rosa faced Kevin “The Angel of Death” Aguilar at featherweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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