The all-female promotion announced the matchup on Monday. The
105-pound belt was vacated after previous champion Jinh Yu
Frey signed with the UFC. Invicta FC 42 takes place behind
closed doors in Kansas City and will utilize open scoring. The card
will stream on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Cummins is coming off a five-round decision loss to Frey in an
atomweight title bout at Invicta FC 39 on Feb. 7. Prior to that,
“Smashley” had been victorious in four of her last professional
appearances, with her only defeat during that period again coming
at the hands of Frey.
Zappitella, meanwhile, enters the matchup riding the momentum of
back-to-back triumphs over Kelly D’Angelo and Lindsey
VanZandt under the Invicta banner. “Half Pint” has won four of
her five promotional outings and is 7-2 with one no contest as a