Kanako Murata vs. Liana Pirosin

Invicta FC 38 Results: Murata Claims Strawweight Belt After Besting Ducote

Bryan Henderson Editor-in-Chief

On Friday, Nov. 1, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted its 38th event from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

In the night’s main event, Japan’s Kanako Murata took on former Bellator flyweight title challenger Emily Ducote for the vacant strawweight championship. Murata submitted Liana Pirosin in her promotional debut at Invicta FC 35, while Oklahoma’s Ducote stopped former title challenger Janaisa Morandin at Invicta FC 36.

The co-main event featured flyweight champion Vanessa Porto against Mexico’s Karina Rodríguez in a non-title fight. Rodríguez missed weight for the event and the fight was changed to a three-round affair.


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The entire event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.

FULL RESULTS
Kanako Murata def.Emily Ducote by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46) – for strawweight title
Vanessa Porto def. Karina Rodríguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mallory Martin def. Cynthia Arceo by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Shanna Young def. Maiju Suotama by unanimous decision (29-27, 28-27, 28-26)
Lisa Verzosa def. Kerri Kenneson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Auttumn Norton def. Shaianna Rincón by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Taneisha Tennant def. Serena DeJesus by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)