Invicta FC 42 Results: Alesha Zappitella Wins Atomweight Gold & Herica Tiburcio Returns!

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Vacant Invicta FC Atomweight Championship
Alesha Zappitella def. Ashley Cummins by submission via Von Flue choke (1:20, R4) to win the title

Lisa Verzosa def. Raquel Canuto by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jessica Delboni def. Herica Tiburcio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Victoria Leonardo def. Liz Tracy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Helen Peralta def. Jennifer Chieng by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)


Vacant Invicta FC Atomweight Championship
Ashley Cummins vs. Alesha Zappitella

Round One: The round begins with the fighters having a brief striking exchange, Cummins comes forward while taking some swings at Zappitella. Cummins rocks a swinging Zappitella with a counter right hook, Zappitella starts landing some leg kicks against Cummins. Cummins then cracks Zappitella with a pair of right hooks, Zappitella grabs Cummins and gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Zappitella looks for another takedown, Zappitella eventually scores the takedown on Cummins and she gets the half guard. Cummins gets up and Zappitella drags her right back to the ground, Zappitella lands a few strikes on Cummins as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cummins

Round Two: The round begins with Cummins stunning a swinging Zappitella with a short right hook, Zappitella grabs Cummins and she gets her up against the cage wall. Zappitella attacks Cummins with some knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Cummins attacks Zappitella with some leg kicks. Cummins stays on the outside while popping Zappitella with jabs, Zappitella gets Cummins against the cage wall after eating a few more strikes. The fighters separate and Zappitella gets a swinging Cummins back against the cage wall, Cummins cracks Zappitella with a right as they separate. Cummins cracks a kicking Zappitella with a counter right hook, Cummins lands more rights on Zappitella as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cummins (Overall Score: 20-18 for Cummins)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters having a few striking exchanges, Zappitella scores a takedown on Cummins and she gets the full guard. Zappitella transitions to the half guard position against Cummins, Zappitella attacks Cummins with some ground and pound. Zappitella then advances to the side control position on Cummins, Zappitella starts attacking Cummins with a lot of elbow strikes. Cummins scrambles to her feet and Zappitella gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zappitella (Overall Score: 29-28 for Cummins)

Round Four: The round begins with Cummins landing some jabs on Zappitella, Zappitella scores a takedown on Cummins and Cummins catches her in a guillotine choke. Zappitella defends and she catches Cummins in a Von Flue choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Alesha Zappitella def. Ashley Cummins by submission via Von Flue choke (1:20, R4) to win the title

Lisa Verzosa vs. Raquel Canuto

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few combinations, Canuto cracks a kicking Verzosa with a counter right. Canuto looks for the high kick in a swinging Verzosa and Verzosa blocks it, Verzosa starts coming forward and taking some swings at Canuto. Verzosa starts landing some leg kicks against Canuto, Canuto also lands some leg kicks of her own against Verzosa. Canuto backs up Verzosa while landing a kick to her midsection, Canuto lands a follow up body kick on a swinging Verzosa. Verzosa cracks a kicking Canuto with a counter straight right, Verzosa nails Canuto with a left hook followed by a knee strike. The fighters exchange some kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Canuto

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Verzosa nails a kicking Canuto with a counter punch combination. Canuto starts landing a series of leg kicks against Verzosa, Verzosa and Canuto start exchanging a few right hooks. Canuto looks for a takedown and Verzosa defends while landing a knee strike to her midsection, Verzosa stays on the outside while taking some swings at Canuto. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Verzosa (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Canuto clinching with Verzosa and Verzosa quickly gets free, the fighters exchange a few jabs. Verzosa throws a front kick before nailing Canuto with a right, Canuto looks for a head kick and Verzosa manages to block it. Verzosa cracks Canuto with a front kick to the midsection, Verzosa starts landing some more leg kicks against Canuto. Canuto goes back to attacking Verzosa with some kicks to her midsection, Canuto comes forward and she hits Verzosa with a knee strike. Canuto goes for a head kick and it barely lands on Verzosa, Canuto hits Verzosa with a multiple punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Canuto (Final Score: 29-28 for Canuto)

Official Result: Lisa Verzosa def. Raquel Canuto by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jessica Delboni vs. Herica Tiburcio

Round One: The round begins with Delboni attacking Tiburcio with some leg kicks, Tiburcio and Delboni get into a few striking exchanges. Delboni lands a counter right on a kicking Tiburcio, Tiburcio cracks an incoming Delboni with a counter left hook. Delboni backs up Tiburcio after landing a multiple strike combination, Delboni continues coming forward while swinging away at Tiburcio. Delboni charges at v while swinging away at her, Tiburcio looks for a takedown before popping Delboni with a short right. Delboni grabs Tiburcio and she gets her up against the cage wall, Tiburcio nails Delboni with a knee strike to the head after they separate. Tiburcio and Delboni get into a few wild striking exchanges, Tiburcio backs Delboni into the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Tiburcio lands some strikes on Delboni as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Delboni

Round Two: The round begins with Tiburcio attacking Delboni with a right hook, Tiburcio and Delboni get into a brief striking exchange. Tiburcio nails a kicking Delboni with a counter right hook, Delboni responds by rocking a swinging Tiburcio with a counter right. Delboni charges at Tiburcio while swinging away at her, Tiburcio looks for a knee strike and Delboni avoids it while swinging at her. Delboni grabs Tiburcio and gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes before separating. Delboni continues coming forward while landing combinations on Tiburcio, Tiburcio backs up Delboni after a high kick attempt. Delboni responds by landing a pair of rights on Tiburcio, Tiburcio backs up Delboni as they exchange a few right hooks. Tiburcio then cracks Delboni with a pair of right hooks, Delboni swings away at Tiburcio as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Delboni (Overall Score: 20-18 for Delboni)

Round Three: The round begins with Tiburcio attacking Delboni with some leg kicks, Delboni responds by landing some leg kicks of her own. Delboni comes forward and she attacks Tiburcio with some punching combinations, Tiburcio starts looking for the overhand right on Delboni. Tiburcio grabs Delboni and she gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Delboni lands more leg kicks on Tiburcio. Tiburcio backs up Delboni with a high kick attempt followed by a right, Tiburcio backs up Delboni again while landing an overhand right. Tiburcio and Delboni get into a few wild striking exchanges, Tiburcio drags Delboni to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tiburcio (Final Score: 29-28 for Delboni)

Official Result: Jessica Delboni def. Herica Tiburcio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Victoria Leonardo vs. Liz Tracy

Round One: The round begins with Leonardo nailing Tracy with a front kick to the face, Leonardo grabs Tracy and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and exchange a few combinations. Tracy goes for a head kick and Leonardo blocks it, Tracy starts landing some jabs and leg kicks on Leonardo. Leonardo cracks a swinging Tracy with a counter left hook, Tracy continues coming forward and swinging away at Leonardo. Tracy lands a right before eating a combination from Leonardo, Tracy backs up Leonardo after landing a few lefts. Tracy then cracks Leonardo with a two punch combination, Tracy grabs Leonardo and she gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Tracy scores a takedown on Leonardo and she gets the open guard. Leonardo sweeps Tracy and both fighters get back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tracy

Round Two: The round begins with Tracy immediately attempting a head kick against Leonardo, Leonardo and Tracy get into a few striking exchanges. Leonardo and Tracy also start exchanging some jabs, Tracy starts landing some leg kicks against Leonardo. Tracy scores a takedown on Leonardo and Leonardo gets right back up, Leonardo grabs Tracy and gets her up against the cage wall. Leonardo scores a takedown on Tracy and she gets the open guard, Tracy rolls for a heel hook and Leonardo defends to get Tracy back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Tracy nails Leonardo with a right hook, Leonardo and Tracy exchange high kick attempts. Leonardo grabs Tracy and she gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Tracy backs up Leonardo while landing a multiple punch combination, Leonardo lands a counter left on a kicking Tracy as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Leonardo (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Tracy attacking Leonardo with some leg kicks, Leonardo cracks Tracy with a kick to the midsection. Tracy then pops a kicking Leonardo with a counter right hook, Leonardo responds by hitting Tracy with a two punch combination. Tracy starts landing some jabs to the face of Leonardo, Leonardo comes forward and she hits Tracy with a two punch combination. Leonardo eats more jabs while landing a kick to the midsection of Tracy, Leonardo grabs Tracy and gets her up against the cage wall. Leonardo scores a takedown on Tracy and Tracy gets right back up, Leonardo and Tracy have a few striking exchanges. Leonardo cracks a swinging Tracy with a right hook, Leonardo starts attacking Tracy with some side kicks. Leonardo and Tracy continue getting into some striking exchanges, Tracy comes forward and she pops Leonardo with a right. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tracy (Final Score: 29-28 for Tracy)

Official Result: Victoria Leonardo def. Liz Tracy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jennifer Chieng vs. Helen Peralta

Round One: The round begins with Peralta attacking Chieng with some leg kicks, Peralta looks for a counter strike combo on a swinging Chieng. The fighters clinch and Peralta gets Chieng against the cage wall, Peralta nails Chieng with multiple knee strikes before separating. Peralta charges at Chieng while swinging away at her, Peralta grabs Chieng and gets her back up against the cage wall. Peralta attacks Chieng with more knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Peralta lands a combination on Chieng before scoring a takedown. Peralta attacks Chieng with some ground and pound, Peralta postures up and Chieng gets to her feet. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Peralta

Round Two: The round begins with Peralta attacking Chieng with some leg kicks, Peralta backs up Chieng after landing a combination. Peralta swings at Chieng before grabbing her and getting her up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Peralta nails Chieng with a few elbow strikes during their brief separations, Peralta attacks Chieng with a multiple punch combination during a brief separation. Peralta scores a takedown on Chieng as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Peralta (Overall Score: 20-18 for Peralta)

Round Three: The round begins with Peralta attacking Chieng with leg kicks, Peralta grabs Chieng and gets her up against the cage wall. Peralta nails Chieng with some strikes while in the clinch, Peralta cracks Chieng with some knee strikes while in the clinch. Peralta keeps Chieng against the cage wall while exchanging some strikes in the clinch, the fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Peralta (Final Score: 30-27 for Peralta)

Official Result: Helen Peralta def. Jennifer Chieng by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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