By Mike Calimbas | Photo: Esther Lin, Invicta FC
Houston-based female MMA fighter Lauren Taylor remains undefeated with Invicta 6 Victory Over Sarah D’Alelio
HOUSTON, TX, July 15, 2013 – Though we believe she’s still making the transition of moving to Texas permanently from Panama City, FL, women’s bantamweight fighter Lauren Taylor is firmly fighting out of the Houston area and representing local area gym Gracie Barra Katy. As is such, she went out to Kansas City this past Saturday night and represented in style when she took on formidable Sarah D’Alelio at the Invicta 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg 2.
Coming in with an undefeated record and a big win over Kaitlin Young in her Invicta debut this past April, Lauren was in for another test in this one with “Monster” as her opponent is so aptly nicknamed.
D’Alelio would take the early lead in this fight working her jab against her wrestling/jiu-jitsu based opponent but Lauren would eventually take the fight to the ground twice in the first round but not without Sarah looking to make her pay with several submission attempts once there.
The second round was much of the same with D’Alelio the aggressor early with Lauren showing some patience before landing an excellent counter left look halfway through the round and then moving ahead on her own terms. Lauren Taylor would eventually score the takedown with a minute left to secure the round on the judges’ scorecards.
The final round was yet another close one with both fighters exchanging moments on the feet for the duration before the final frame came to a close. After some totaling of the scorecards Lauren Taylor was awarded the decision with scores of 30-27, 29-28, and 29-28 to remain undefeated at 7-0 overall and 2-0 in Invicta so far.
Below are the complete results from Invicta 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg 2.
Invicta 6 – Quick Results from July 13, 2013
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino defeats Marloes Coenen by TKO (Punches and Elbows) in Round 4, 4:02
(Cyborg is now the new Invicta featherweight champion)
Claudia Gadelha defeats Ayaka Hamasaki by TKO (Punches) in Round 3, 3:58
Lauren Taylor defeats Sarah D’Alelio by Unanimous Decision
Leslie Smith defeats Jennifer Maia by Unanimous Decision
Jessica Penne submits Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc by submission (RNC) in Round 1, 4:57
Joanne Calderwood defeats Norma Rueda Center by Unanimous Decision
Mizuki Inoue defeats Bec Hyatt by Unanimous Decision
Miriam Nakamoto defeats Duda Yankovich by TKO (Knees and Punches) in Round 1, 2:08
Tecia Torres defeats Rose Namajunas by Unanimous Decision
Emily Kagan defeats Ashley Cummins by Split Decision
Livia von Plettenberg defeats Kathina Catron by Unanimous Decision