Friday night at Bellator 181, flyweight contender Emily Ducote defeated Jessica Middleton by way of a unanimous decision. The judges scored the contest 29-27, 29-28, 29-28, all in favour of Ducote.
Ducote improves her record to 6-2-0, picking up her fourth Bellator victory in the process. The 23-year-old, also known as the “Gordinha”, has won six of her last seven fights. Her sole Bellator MMA loss comes to the organization’s highest ranked star, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane.
Middleton drops to 2-2-0. The 29-year-old is now on a two-fight losing streak, having been submitted by Ilima-Lei Macfarlane by way of an armbar back in April.
Bellator 181 took place on Friday July 14, 2017 from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card was aired live on Spike TV, with the prelims airing on Spike.com.