Danielle Taylor is ready to stand and bang with her opponent.
Taylor (11-4) fights for the first time in 2021 at Invicta FC 44: A New Era. She returns to the all-female promotion, where she has fought twice before. First, in her promotional debut, and the first since being released by the UFC, she defeated current UFC flyweight Monsterrat Ruiz via unanimous decision. Five months later, she would enter the Invicta Phoenix Series 1 Strawweight tournament but unfortunately would lose a one-round split decision Juliana Lima and be eliminated.
Like with most regional fighters, it was very rough trying to get a fight during the 2020 global pandemic but thankfully, in late 2020, she got a fight with XMMA. She fought Jessica Aguilar, one of many women’s MMA pioneers. “Dynamite” would defeat Aguilar via split decision.
With a few offers on the table, including staying with XMMA, she chose to go back to Invicta.
“I’ve always wanted to be Invicta champion,” Taylor said in an exclusive interview with Cageside Press on Monday. “I know they are going to keep me active. I want to win this belt and keep capitalizing, you know. I want a promotion that will keep me busy.”
Taylor fights former Bellator and Invicta title challenger Emily Ducote (9-6) on August 27. She is excited about the match-up.
“I thought it was perfect. She has her experience; she fought for Bellator, so another big promotion I feel like we are going to put on a very exciting fight, give the audience something…I think everyone is going to be very pleased,” Talor said.
“I’m going to throw it all out there. I’m just going to fu*king bang. If it goes to the ground, I’m going to fu*king be super aggressive and handle business. I’ve been itching to get back in there.”
Invicta FC 44 goes down at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City and features two title fights. Taylor vs. Ducote for the vacate strawweight title, and Lisa Verzosa fight Taneisha Tennant for the bantamweight title. The main card airs at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on pay-per-view via Fite TV for $19.99.
Watch the rest of the interview with Danielle Taylor above.