Invicta FC 42: Alesha Zappitella taps Ashley Cummins to win atomweight title

'Half-Pint" makes history

Alesha Zappitella (8-2-0, 1NC) is now a champion after a historic performance at Invicta FC 42 Thursday night.

“Half-Pint,” 25, secured a fourth-round 1:20 submission finish of Ashley Cummins (7-6-0) in the main event, making history by securing the first Von Flue choke the company’s history.

Cummins came out strong in the early rounds, backing up Zappitella with strikes before the tide turned in the third round to the ground.

With the win, Zappitella remains unbeaten in three fights at Invicta, while Cummins has now lost two straight contests.

In other bouts:

HELEN PERALTA DEF. JENNIFER CHIENG VIA UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

VICTORIA LEONARDO DEF. LIZ TRACY VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

JESSICA DELBONI DEF. HERICA TIBURCIO VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

LISA VERZOSA DEF. RAQUEL CANUTO VIA SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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