Emily Ducote (Kiara Kaiser/Combat Press)

Invicta FC 44 Results: Ducote Scores Devastating Knockout, Tennant Cruises

On Friday, Aug. 27, Invicta FC hosted Invicta FC 44: A New Era from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

In the night’s headliner, Bellator MMA veteran Emily Ducote met UFC alum Danielle Taylor for the vacant strawweight title.

Gold was also up for grabs in the co-main event. Former title challenger Lisa Verzosa took on Phoenix Series 3 tournament winner Taneisha Tennant for the bantamweight strap.


The event kicked off with a live preliminary card stream above at 8 p.m. ET. The main card streamed below via Fite TV pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Emily Ducote def. Danielle Taylor by knockout (punch, head kick). Round 1, 2:51 – for strawweight title
Taneisha Tennant def. Lisa Verzosa by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) – for bantamweight title
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)
Helen Peralta def. Caitlin Sammons by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
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 (strikes). Round 2, 3:13