Humanizing Athletes: MMA Fighter Alesha Zappitella’s Favorite Things

MMA Fighter Alesha Zappitella (7-2)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on the planet earth, however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

Alesha “Half Pint” Zappitella is one of the best atom weight fighters on the planet and there is an argument that she is the best.

Zappitella is top-tier in wrestling. She is a two-time world qualifier in wrestling which is rare in women’s MMA and it sets herself apart from everyone else. If “Half Pint” gets ahold of her opponent, there is a good chance they are going down to the ground – which is so fun to watch.

Zappitella is riding a two-fight winning streak beating Lindsey VanZandt and Kelly D’Angelo both coming in 2020.

Zappitella returns to action on Sept. 17, 2020, in the biggest fight of her career as she fights for the vacant Invicta Atomweight Championship at Invicta FC 42. She takes on fellow top contender Ashley Cummins. Zappitella is looking to join a elite group of fighters to go 3-0 in 2020.

When asked what we should expect from her fight Zappitella said, “You should expect to see a fight from start to finish. I’m going to leave my heart in the cage.”

Here is a list of MMA fighter Alesha Zappitella’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Pasta! With meatballs. And a lot of cheese
  • Favorite drink – Coffee – out of fight camp – White Mocha Latte. In fight camp – Cold Brew with Cinnamon Almondmilk Foam
  • Favorite all time fight to watch –
  • Favorite knockout – Kai Kara France vs. Terrence Mitchell on The Ultimate Fighter
  • Favorite of your own fights – My fight vs. Jillian DeCoursey
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – I don’t really watch other sports, but I like baseball games in person
  • Favorite submission to practice – Leg Locks
  • Favorite athlete – Chael Sonnen
  • Favorite movie – Breakfast Club
  • Favorite TV show – Beat Bobby Flay
  • Favorite song – Sorcerer by Stevie Nicks
  • Favorite band or musician – Stevie Nicks and Judah & The Lion
  • Favorite video game – Diablo
  • Favorite animal – Ravens and Wolves
  • Favorite holiday – Halloween and Christmas
  • Favorite hobby – Reading

You can follow MMA Fighter Alesha Zappitella on Instagram and Twitter.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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