The atomweight title was on the line at Wednesday’s Invicta FC 49 in Oklahoma.
In the first defense of her 105lb title, Brazil’s Jessica Delboni faced off with Jillian DeCoursey in the Invicta FC 49 main event. Delboni had battled through Invicta’s Phoenix Series atomweight tournament to land a title shot and rematch with rival Alesha Zappitella, a fight she won earlier this year to claim gold.
To secure her own shot at the belt, DeCoursey had landed a thunderous knockout on Lindsey VanZandt in her own most recent outing.
Also on Wednesday’s card, Katlyn Neil faced Hannah Guy in a battle of former Bellator MMA fighters. The fight was also a battle of former The Ultimate Fighter 30 flyweights, who did not end up facing one another on the show earlier this year.
Invicta FC 49 takes place live on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 live from the Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton, Oklahoma. The event airs on AXS TV in the U.S., Fight Network in Canada, as well as on the promotion’s official YouTube channel starting at 8PM ET. A live stream is available below; full results can also be found below.
Invicta FC 49: Delboni vs. DeCoursey Results
Jillian DeCoursey def. Jéssica Delboni (c) by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 4:49 – for the Invicta FC atomweight world championship
Ketlen Souza def. Maiju Suotama by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Valesca Machado def. Liz Tracy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kaytlin Neil def. Hannah Guy by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)
Poliana Botelho def. Helen Peralta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Montserrat Rendon def. Brittney Cloudy by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Shauna Bannon def. Nadia Vera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)