Invicta FC 40 Weigh-In Results

The latest MMA organization to return to action will be Invicta FC. The all-female promotion will host a *five-fight card today, July 2 in an unnamed arena in Kansas City, Kansas. Before the big fights get underway, weigh-ins took place.

The main event will see Emily Ducote face off against Juliana Lima in a strawweight bout. A former Bellator star, Ducote (8-6) lost to Ilima-Lei Macfarlane to determine the first Bellator Flyweight Champion. She joined Invicta in 2019, beating Janaisa Morandin via knockout. The 26-year-old’s last fight was in November, losing to Kanako Murata for the vacant Invicta FC Strawweight Title.

After one fight with the promotion in 2013, Lima (10-6) had a run with the UFC that included a 3-4 record. She returned to Invicta in May 2019, beating Danielle Taylor via split decision. Lima’s last bout was a unanimous decision loss against Brianna Van Buren back in May 2019.

The co-main event will be an atomweight bout featuring Alesha Zappitella v. Lindsey VanZandt. Zappitella (6-2) last fought in February, beating Kelly D’Angelo via unanimous decision. It was her third win in four fights with Invicta. Her previous bout was a loss to Kanna Asakura at RIZIN 18. VanZandt (7-3) last fought in December, losing to Rena Kubota via TKO at RIZIN 20. The New Year’s bout was a rematch from their clash at Bellator 222 in June 2019, where she beat Kubota via submission. VanZandt is 2-2 in her last four fights.

* A flyweight bout between DeAnna Bennett and Victoria Leonardo was nixed when Bennett had issues cutting weight. Leonardo was paid her full show purse.

Invicta FC 40 will air on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET. Check out the weigh-in results before the event: 

Invicta FC 40 Main Card (UFC Fight Pass, 8 p.m. ET) 

Strawweight: Emily Ducote (115.2) vs. Juliana Lima (115.5)
Atomweight: Alesha Zappitella (105.7) vs. Lindsey VanZandt (105.2)
**Flyweight: DeAnna Bennett (N/A)* vs. Victoria Leonardo (125.9)**
Featherweight: Chelsea Chandler (145) vs. Liv Parker (145.7)
Flyweight: Trisha Cicero (126) vs. Laura Gallardo (125.1)
Strawweight: Genia Goodin (115.9) vs. Shelby Koren (115.9)

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