Kanako Murata (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

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

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 RodrĂ­guez in a non-title fight. RodrĂ­guez missed weight for the event and the fight was changed to a three-round affair.


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

Kanako Murata def.Emily Ducote by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46) – for strawweight title
Vanessa Porto def. Karina RodrĂ­guez 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 RincĂłn by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Taneisha Tennant def. Serena DeJesus by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)