Bellator 181 Results: Emily Ducote defeats Jessica Middleton via unanimous decision

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 picks up her fourth Bellator MMA victory.

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


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  1. Emily Ducote got punched in the face by Jessica Middleton several times and said to herself, FORGET THIS, and immediately changed her fight plan to straight up wrestling with some nice submission attempts. Hearing that Jessica Middleton quit her job, I can understand why she took this fight on short notice because she probably needed the money to support her family. I would love to see Jessica Middleton get in a full fight camp for her next fight because she is a totally different fighter when she has a full fight camp. Emily Ducote versus Veta Arteaga would be a intriguing matchup. But I imagine Bellator is probably got plans to give Veta Arteaga another fight very shortly.

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