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Invicta FC 45: Jessica Delboni stiff arms Alesha Zappitella to win atomweight title

Perhaps new Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Delboni took the results of the first fight with Alesha Zappitella personally.

Delboni (12-3-0), who lost a split-decision to Zappitella last May that many fans thought she won, overcame the ground and grappling game of Zappitella (9-3-0) to leave no doubt this time at Invicta FC 45 Wednesday night at the Police Athletic League in Kansas City.

Delboni put together four rounds of striking to take a 50-45, 50-45, and 49-46 unanimous decision victory in the main event of Invicta FC 45.

Delboni won the Phoenix Series 4 tournament earlier in June to earn the rematch.

In other bouts:

J├ęssica Delboni def. Alesha Zappitella by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)

Ramona Pascual def. Shamir Peshewa by TKO (knee and punches). Round 1, 1:00

Hailey Cowan def. Monica Franco by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:17

Helen Peralta def. Elise Pone by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

Katie Saull def. Tamika Jones by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:30

Sarah Kleczka def. Maria Jose Favela by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

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