August 3, 2020

Juliana Lima vs. Emily Ducote to headline Invicta FC 40 in July

Invicta is returning.

The promotion announced it’s return in a press release on Tuesday. Invicta’s first event since the COVID-19 pandemic will take place on July 2 in Kansas City, Kan. at a TBD venue.

The card will be headlined by former UFC strawweight Juliana Lima (10-6) and former Bellator flyweight Emily Ducote (8-6).

Lima last fought in May 2019 at the Phoenix Series 1 strawweight tournament, losing by decision in the semifinals to eventual tournament winner Brianna Van Buren.

Ducote, a former Bellator title challenger, made a successful Invicta debut in August. In November, she challenged for the vacant strawweight title but lost a split-decision to current champion Kanako Murata.

The current Invicta FC 40 card:

  • Emily Ducote vs. Juliana Lima
  • Alesha Zappitella vs. Lindsey VanZandt
  • DeAnna Bennett vs. Victoria Leonardo
  • Liv Parker vs. Chelsea Chandler
  • Laura Anderson vs. Claire Guthrie
  • Genia Goodin vs. Shelby Koren
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