Kansas City, Mo. — Atomweights Jinh Yu Frey (7-3) and Minna Grusander (6-2) are going to run it back at Invicta FC 33 on Saturday, Dec. 15 in Kansas City.
The pair met previously in July, with the Texas fighter Frey edging Finland’s Grusander on the scorecards after five, hard-fought rounds. Frey not only took home the victory, but also the 105-pound belt. The 33-year-old will make her first defense of the title and seek her sixth career win inside the Invicta FC cage. Grusander, meanwhile, aims to regain the momentum she rode into the pair’s first match-up earlier this year. “Brutsku” made her promotional debut in March, defeating Brazilian Fernanda Barros by TKO.
In the night’s co-main event, UFC veteran Danielle Taylor (9-4) makes her promotional debut against undefeated Mexican fighter Monserrat Ruiz (8-0) in a strawweight match-up. Taylor joins the promotion following a five-fight stint in the Octagon that included victories of former Invicta FC champion Jessica Penne and current Road FC titleholder Seo Hee Ham. Ruiz has finished four of her eight career wins, including three via knockout.
Also on the card, strawweight Sharon Jacobson (5-3) battles fellow wrestler and Rizin veteran Kanako Murata (8-1), former atomweight title challenger Amber Brown (7-4) takes on undefeated Michigan fighter Alesha Zappitella (4-0, 1 NC), strawweight Jamie Moyle (4-3) returns to the promotion after a UFC stint to face off with Brianna Van Buren (4-2), two-time Invicta veteran Sarah Kleczka (2-1) clashes with bantamweight newcomer Brittney Victoria (2-0), atomweight Ashley Medina (0-1) makes her second Invicta appearance opposite Canada’s Anastasia Nikolakakos (2-0), and flyweight newcomers Chantel Coates (0-0) and Ashlynn Kleinbeck (0-0) tangle in a bout rescheduled from Invicta FC 31.
Invicta FC 33 takes place from the historic Scottish Rite Temple. The night’s opening bout between Coates and Kleinbeck will be simulcast on Facebook and UFC Fight Pass. Remaining broadcast details, as well as ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks.
The fight card for Invicta FC 33 can be found below:
Atomweight Title: Jinh Yu Frey (7-3) vs. Minna Grusander (6-2)
Strawweight: Danielle Taylor (9-4) vs. Monserrat Ruiz (8-0)
Strawweight: Sharon Jacobson (5-3) vs. Kanako Murata (8-1)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (7-4) vs. Alesha Zappitella (4-0, 1 NC)
Strawweight: Jamie Moyle (4-3) vs. Brianna Van Buren (4-2)
Bantamweight: Sarah Kleczka (2-1) vs. Brittney Victoria (2-0)
Atomweight: Ashley Medina (0-1) vs. Anastasia Nikolakakos (2-0)
Flyweight: Chantel Coates (0-0) and Ashlynn Kleinbeck (0-0)
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.