Bellator 202 results: Veta Arteaga defeats Emily Ducote via unanimous decision

Friday night at the Bellator 202 event, Veta Arteaga emerged victories in a flyweight contest defeating Emily Ducote via unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30-27 in favor of Arteaga.

Big win for Veta Arteaga at Bellator 202.

Arteaga improves her record to 4-2-0, successfully rebounding from a split decision loss to Bruna Ellen at the Bellator 182 event last August. The 30-year-old owns previous notable promotional victories over Brooke Mayo and Jackie Vandenburgh.

Ducote drops to 6-5-0 and is now on a three-fight losing streak after suffering a split decision defeat in her last showing against Kristina Williams and prior to that unsuccessfully challenged Ilima-Lei Macfarlane for the flyweight title, finding herself victim of a fifth-round armbar submission.

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Bellator 202 took place on Friday July 13 from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States. The preliminary card featuring Arteaga vs. Ducote was aired live on BELLATOR LIVE from 7pm EST.



  1. That was a heck of fight despite the lop-sided score. I could have even seen some give it a 30-26 score, but I was also surprised that no one gave it a 29-28 score. Two rounds were quite competitive and there was plenty of action throughout. Julia and Talita will really have to outdo themselves to match the action we saw here. Hope they deliver.

  2. i just watched the fight. what the hell were those 30-27, 30-27’s??
    ducote clearly won r1. so 10-9 or even 10-8 with the two rnc at the end of the round
    veta clearly won r2, by trapping ducote next to the fence and gnp her for 3mins.

    r3 was tricky: veta had ducote on the ground again briefly, however ducote did a number of takedowns, and also scored the heavier punches which hurt veta. i had ducote winning the third round slightly

    1. I thought it was a great fight but was rather surprised that all judges agreed. To me the first round was tough to call. Veta clearly dominated in striking while Veta clearly dominated on the ground. Personally, I would have given the first round to Veta but can understand it going the other way, but hardly a 10-8 round for Emily. The RNC’s came right at the end of the round with the first one hardly threatening. The second one was deeper but there were only a few seconds left.

      I was with the announcers on the second round, and felt it had the potential of being a 10-8 round for Veta, as she inflicted significant and prolonged damage. Although Emily delivered her best strike of the fight in the 3rd round, I had Veta scoring more significant shots and Emily was not able to do a whole lot when she took Veta down. I thought the fight could have been anywhere between 30-26 to 29-28, but all in favor of Veta.

      1. You are right about Round 1.
        It could not have been 10-8 for Emily, at most it was 10-9.

        In combat sports, in a matador and bull situation. Where one fighter is charging the other like a bull, and their opponent with their cape, skillfully evades the charges.
        My instinctive bias is for the “matador”, eg I had Canelo winning against GGG, as to my eye Canelo masterfully ‘matadored’ GGG, rendering GGG’s forward pressure ineffective.
        Most people instinctively love all forward pressure, and so reward the ‘bull’. For me, forward pressure has to be effective, and if the bull is being ‘matadored’, then the forward pressure/aggression is not effective and is being controlled.

        So I undervalued Veta’s effective forward pressure and aggression, and gave too much to the ‘matador’ Emily. As alot of Veta’s Round 1 strikes landed hard, so her forward pressure was effective.
        I felt Round 2 was 10-8 Veta, as Emily sustained a prolonged and vicious GnP

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