KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Tonight, Invicta Fighting Championships returns with a night full of the most talented women in combat sports.
In the night's main event, one of the most exciting strawweights on the planet, Emily Ducote (10-6), looks to score another devastating knockout when she defends her 115-pound title against former atomweight champion Alesha Zappitella (9-3). The five-round battle is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats throughout. The action can be watched live and free beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp said, "We pride ourselves on putting together competitive, action-packed title fights, and I know that Ducote and Zappitella know how to put on a show. You don't want to miss this one."
The card includes six additional matchups, as former headliner Courtney "The Lion" King (4-2) collides with Stockton, California's Chelsea Chandler (3-1) in the featherweight co-feature, Phoenix Tournament finalist Lindsey "Damsel" VanZandt (7-5) squares off with fellow New York native "Lionheart" Jillian DeCoursey (4-3) at atomweight, and former strawweight title challenger Janaisa "Evil Princess" Morandin (10-4) of Brazil takes on countrywoman Liana "Li" Pirosin (7-4) in a flyweight bout.
"Invicta FC 47: Ducote vs. Zappitella" will be overseen by the Kansas Athletic Commission and will feature open scoring.
Invicta FC 47 includes:
- Champ Emily Ducote vs. Alesha Zappitella – for strawweight title
- Courtney King vs. Chelsea Chandler
- Lindsey VanZandt vs. Jillian DeCoursey
- Janaisa Morandin vs. Liana Pirosin
- Serena DeJesus vs. Brittney Cloudy
- Fatima Kline vs. Sidney Trillo
- Jennifer Chieng vs. Alyssa Linduska