Invicta FC 47: Ducote vs. Zappitella Weigh-in Results

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – On Tuesday, May 10, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 47: Ducote vs. Zappitella.

The event — which takes place Wednesday, May 11, and can be watched live and free on Invicta FC’s YouTube channel and Facebook page — features a strawweight title bout between current champion Emily Ducote (10-6) and former atomweight titleholder Alesha Zappitella (9-3, 1 NC). Oklahoma’s Ducote is coming off one of the greatest knockouts in Invicta history, stopping UFC veteran Danielle Taylor via head kick to secure the 115-pound belt and a spot on Sportscenter’s Top 10. The Ohio native Zappitella is coming off a pair of battles with Brazilian Jéssica Delboni. Prior to the pair’s second meeting, the 27-year-old declared her intentions to move up to the strawweight division and the decorated wrestler will face an immediate test opposite the division’s champion.

The card includes six additional match-ups, as former headliner Courtney “The Lion” King (4-2) collides with 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 takes place from Memorial Hall. It will be overseen by the Kansas Athletic Commission and will feature open scoring. The action begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins:

  • Strawweight Title: Emily Ducote (114.4) vs. Alesha Zappitella (114.9)
  • Featherweight: Courtney King (145.5) vs. Chelsea Chandler (145.8)
  • Atomweight: Lindsey VanZandt (106) vs. Jillian DeCoursey (105.9)
  • Flyweight: Janaisa Morandin (125.7) vs. Liana Pirosin (125.9)
  • Bantamweight: Serena DeJesus (135.6) vs. Brittney Cloudy (135.3)
  • Strawweight: Fatima Kline (115.9) vs. Sidney Trillo (114.8)
  • Strawweight: Jennifer Chieng (115.6) vs. Alyssa Linduska (115.6)

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