Ashley Cummins Defeats Chelsea Colarelli, Claims XFL TitleFollowing an 8-0 amateur career, top prospect Ashley “Smashley” Cummins made the most of her professional debut tonight at XFL: “Xtreme Fight Night 5” in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cummins defeated Texas native Chelsea “The Italian Princess” Colarelli to capture the XFL 115-pound women’s championship.

The fighters engaged in a back-and-forth battle through five rounds and both threatened with submissions on the ground, where much of the fight was contested. In the fifth and final round, Cummins worked from side control and took Colarelli’s back, then secured a rear-naked choke for the victory.


Cummins (1-0-0 pro; 9-0-0 overall) slammed Colarelli (6-4-0) to the mat in round one and transitioned to back control. She looked for a rear-naked choke, but Colarelli scrambled out and wound up on top. Colarelli landed punches and moved to side control, then tried for submissions before the bell. Colarelli stuffed a takedown in round two and struck from side control. Cummins countered with a triangle choke, but Colarelli returned to a scarf hold position. Cummins reversed into half-guard late in the round.

In round three, Cummins caught a kick and took Colarelli down, but had to fight off a triangle choke. She did so and the fighters were stood up. Cummins landed a head kick and took Colarelli back down, then punched until the round concluded. Colarelli used a front headlock to counter a takedown in round four, but Cummins put her on her back and avoided a guillotine choke. Cummins postured up and landed more punches, then defended against a triangle choke.

With the close fight potentially up for grabs, Cummins landed another head kick and scored a takedown in round five. She moved to side control and then to mount. Colarelli gave up her back and Cummins secured a rear-naked choke. Colarelli was forced to submit and relinquished her XFL women’s title.

Winner: Ashley Cummins by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:41 of round five. She improves to 1-0-0 as a professional and becomes the new Xtreme Fighting League Women’s 115-Pound Champion.



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