An atomweight title rematch is set to headline Invicta FC’s first event of 2022.
Zappitella (8-2) won the vacant atomweight title in September 2020 when she submitted Ashley Cummins with a Von Flue Choke in the fourth round. Zappitella’s lone title defense was against Delboni this past May at Invicta FC 44, winning a close five-round split decision to retain.
Delboni (11-3) rebounded from that defeat to win the atomweight tournament this past June at Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 4, winning three fights in one night. She defeated Lindsey VanZandt by unanimous decision in a three-round final to reestablish herself as the No. 1 contender at 105 pounds.
The complete Invicta FC 45 lineup includes:
Champ Alesha Zappitella vs. Jéssica Delboni – for atomweight title
Claire Guthrie vs. Lauren Mueller
Morgan Frier vs. Courtney King
Hailey Cowan vs. Monica Franco
Hilarie Rose vs. Emily Whitmire