Invicta FC 44: A New Era Photo Highlights

Emily Ducote, Invicta FC 44
Emily Ducote, Invicta FC 44 Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

Invicta FC’s return to PPV resulted in a highly entertaining main event, a couple of impressive finishes, and the crowning of two new champions.

A new era, indeed. Invicta FC 44 crowned two new champions on Friday night, and it was Emily Ducote who finally claimed gold in the main event — in style. Ducote, a former Bellator title hopeful who had also come up short in her first crack at gold in Invicta, stunned former UFC talent Danielle Taylor with a hard punch in the opening round of their main event strawweight tilt. Not stopping there, Ducote followed that up with a head kick that sent Tayor down in a heap.

In less than a round, in her third major title fight, Ducote had secured gold, and made quite the statement.

The second title fight at Invicta FC 44, in the co-main event slot, saw Taneisha Tennant go the distance with Lisa Verzosa in a fight that never really got close. Tennant hurt her opponent easy, and got out to a lead that was simply insurmountable en route to claiming bantamweight gold.

Full results and a gallery of highlights from Invicta FC 44: A New Era can be found below.

Invicta FC 44: A New Era Results

Main Card

Emily Ducote def. Danielle Taylor by knockout (punch/head kick), Round 1, 2:51 – for the vacant Invicta FC strawweight championship
Taneisha Tennant def. Lisa Verzosa by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) – for the vacant Invicta FC bantamweight championship
Brogan Sanchez def. Emilee King by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 4:28
Liz Tracy def. Jodie Esquibel by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Serena DeJesus def. Lauren Mueller by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary card

Helen Peralta def. Caitlin Sammons by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marisa Messer-Belenchia def. Katie Saull by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Natalie Salcedo def. Katie Perez by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Kayla Yontef def. Carlene Chandler by TKO, Round 2, 3:13


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