January 26, 2022

Invicta FC 45 results: Jessica Delboni defeats Alesha Zappitella to capture the atomweight championship

Wednesday night at the Invicta FC 45 event, Jessica Delboni defeated Alesha Zappitella via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46), to capture the atomweight championship.

The fight largely saw Delboni outstriking Zappitella on the feet, whilst the latter would attempt to wrestle. Delboni was able to defend the majority of takedowns, even landing some vicious ground-and-pound during some of the sprawls.

Delboni improves her professional MMA record to 12-3-0, successfully avenging her May 2021 defeat to Zappitella. The 28-year-old earnt her opportunity at a rematch against Zappitella by emerging victorious in last June’s Invicta FC one-night atomweight tournament.

The Brazilian trains at the Parana Vale Tudo gym alongside the likes of UFC flyweight Jessica Andrade. Delboni believes she is the best atomweight fighter on the planet and would one day like to be the UFC’s first ever 105-pound champion of the world.

Take a look at highlights from the bout below.

Invicta FC 45 took place on January 12, 2022, from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The event was aired live on the organization’s YouTube channel from 8pm ET.

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