Emily Ducote

Emily Ducote (born January 1, 1994) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing in the strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She previously competed in Invicta FC, where she is was the Invicta FC Strawweight Champion. As of August 15, 2022, she is #13 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings.[5]

Emily Ducote
Born (1994-01-01) January 1, 1994 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
Other namesGordinha
ResidenceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States[2]
NationalityAmerican
Height157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
DivisionStrawweight
StyleMuay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Taekwondo
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
TeamAmerican Top Team Oklahoma[2]
RankBlack Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[3]
Black Belt in Taekwondo[4]
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total18
Wins12
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision5
Losses6
By submission1
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

The daughter of John Ducote and Yvette Bradstreet, Emily was born in Los Angeles, California.[1] Ducote is a Taekwondo Black Belt, first beginning her training in the art at age twelve at her grandparents' recommendation.[4] She wrestled for Los Gatos High School, ending as a runner-up in state championships in her senior year. With an aspiration to wrestle in the best college team, she moved to the Great Plains in 2012 to study kinesiology in Oklahoma City University. In 2013, she started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Giulliano Gallupi, Ricardo Liborio's Black Belt and she got promoted to Black Belt on May 14, 2022.[1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

BellatorEdit

Ducote was scheduled to make her Bellator debut against Bruna Vargas at Bellator 159 on July 22, 2016.[6] She won the fight by a second-round rear-naked choke submission.[7]

Ducote was scheduled to face Kenya Miranda at Bellator 161 on September 16, 2016.[8] She won the fight by a second-round armbar submission.[9]

Ducote was scheduled to face Ilima-Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 167 on December 3, 2016.[10] Macfarlane won the fight by unanimous decision, with scores of 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.[11]

Ducote was scheduled to face Katy Collins at Bellator 174 on March 3, 2017. She won the fight by a first-round rear-naked choke submission.

Ducote was scheduled to face Jessica Middleton at Bellator 181 on July 14, 2017.[12] She won the fight by unanimous decision, with scores of 29-27, 29-28, 29-28.[13]

Ducote was scheduled to face Ilima-Lei Macfarlane for the inaugural Bellator Women's Flyweight World Championship at Bellator 186 on November 3, 2017.[14] Macfarlane won the fight by a fifth-round armbar submission.[15]

Ducote was scheduled to face Kristina Williams at Bellator 196 on March 2, 2018.[16] Williams won the fight by split decision in a fight where Ducote was dominant and most part of the media called it a controversial decision. Two of the judges scored the fight 29-28 for Williams, while the third judge scored the fight 30-27 for Ducote.[17]

Ducote was scheduled to face Veta Arteaga at Bellator 202 on July 13, 2018.[18] Arteaga won the fight by unanimous decision, extending Ducote's losing streak to three fights.[19]

After she was released by Bellator, Ducote moved down to strawweight for her next bout against Kathryn Paprocki at Xtreme Fight Night 356 on February 1, 2019. She won the fight by a third-round rear-naked choke submission.[20]

Invicta FCEdit

Ducote was scheduled to make her promotional debut against Janaisa Morandin at Invicta FC 38: Murata vs. Ducote on August 9, 2019. Morandin weighed in three pounds over the strawweight limit, at 119 lbs. Ducote won the fight by a first-round knockout.[21]

In her second promotional appearance, Ducote was scheduled to face Kanako Murata for the vacant Invicta FC Strawweight Championship in the main event of Invicta FC 38: Murata vs. Ducote on November 1, 2019.[22] Murata won the fight by split decision, with two judges scoring the bout 48-47 and 49-46 in her favor. The third judge scored the fight 48-47 for Ducote.[23]

Ducote was scheduled to face Juliana Lima in the main event of Invicta FC 40: Ducote vs. Lima on July 2, 2020.[24] She won the fight by unanimous decision, with all three judges awarding her a 29-28 scorecard.[25]

Ducote was scheduled to face Montserrat Ruiz at Invicta FC 43: King vs. Harrison on November 20, 2020. The fight was later cancelled due to “enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols”.[26]

Ducote was scheduled to face Liz Tracy at Invicta FC on AXS TV: Rodríguez vs. Torquato on May 21, 2021. The fight was later cancelled.[27]

Invicta FC Strawweight ChampionEdit

Ducote faced UFC veteran Danielle Taylor for the vacant Invicta FC Strawweight Championship at Invicta FC 44: A New Era on August 27, 2021.[28] Her bout with Taylor headlined the first pay-per-view in Invicta FC history.[29] Ducote won the fight by a first-round knockout. She first stopped Taylor in her tracks with a right straight, before flooring her with a head kick.[30]

In her first title defence, Ducote faced Alesha Zappitella on May 11, 2022 at Invicta FC 47.[31] She won the bout after doctor's stopped the bout after the second round due to a cut on Alesha's eyelid.[32]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In June 2022, Ducote signed with the UFC.[33]

Ducote made her promotional debut, replacing Brianna Fortino, against Jessica Penne on July 16, 2022 at UFC on ABC 3.[34] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[35]

Ducote is scheduled to face Angela Hill on December 3, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 216.[36]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 12 wins 6 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 4 1
By decision 5 5
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–6 Jessica Penne Decision (unanimous) UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodríguez July 16, 2022 3 5:00 Elmont, New York, United States
Win 11–6 Alesha Zappitella TKO (doctor stoppage) Invicta FC 47: Ducote vs. Zappitella May 11, 2022 2 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Defended the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.
Win 10–6 Danielle Taylor KO (punch & head kick) Invicta FC 44: A New Era August 27, 2021 1 2:51 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Won the vacant Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 9–6 Juliana Lima Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 40: Ducote vs. Lima July 2, 2020 3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 8–6 Kanako Murata Decision (split) Invicta FC 38: Murata vs. Ducote November 1, 2019 5 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States For the vacant Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.
Win 8–5 Janaisa Morandin KO (punches) Invicta FC 36: Sorenson vs. Young August 9, 2019 1 4:03 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Catchweight (119.6 lb) bout; Morandin missed weight. Performance of the Night.
Win 7–5 Kathryn Paprocki Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Fight Night 356 February 1, 2019 3 3:31 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Return to Strawweight.
Loss 6–5 Veta Arteaga Decision (unanimous) Bellator 202 July 13, 2018 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 6–4 Kristina Williams Decision (split) Bellator 196 March 2, 2018 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 6–3 Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Submission (triangle armbar) Bellator 186 November 3, 2017 5 3:42 University Park, Pennsylvania, United States For the inaugural Bellator Women's Flyweight World Championship.
Win 6–2 Jessica Middleton Decision (unanimous) Bellator 181 July 14, 2017 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–2 Katy Collins Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 174 March 3, 2017 1 4:53 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 4–2 Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Decision (unanimous) Bellator 167 December 3, 2016 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 4–1 Kenya Miranda Submission (armbar) Bellator 161 September 16, 2016 2 4:37 Cedar Park, Texas, United States Catchweight (126.8 lb) bout; Miranda missed weight.
Win 3–1 Bruna Vargas Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 159 July 22, 2016 2 0:29 Mulvane, Kansas, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 2–1 Jianna Denizard Decision (unanimous) Xtreme Fighting League May 14, 2016 5 3:00 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 1–1 Ronnie Nanney Decision (unanimous) OKC Charity Fight Night January 14, 2016 5 3:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 0–1 Emily Whitmire Decision (unanimous) FCF 50 September 15, 2015 3 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States Strawweight debut.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Home - ATTOKC". americantopteamokc.com.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by 8th Invicta FC Strawweight Champion
August 27, 2021 – June 2, 2022
Succeeded by
Incumbent