Kansas City, Mo. — On Thursday, Feb. 6, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 39: Frey vs. Cummins II. The event takes place from from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, Feb. 7 , with the entire card streaming live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
Headliner Jinh Yu Frey (8-4) missed championship weight at 105.8 pounds. Per Invicta policy, the atomweight belt is now vacant. The fight will go on as a five-round affair with only No. 1 contender Ashley “Smashley” Cummins (7-4) eligible to win the title after hitting the mark at 104.5 pounds. The fight is a rematch of the pair’s Invicta FC 24 bout, where the Texas-based Frey earned a decision victory. Frey later ascended to the top of the division with a pair of victories over Finland’s Minna Grusander. Cummins rebounded with wins over Jéssica Delboni and Stephanie Alba to earn her shot at gold.
The co-main event will determine the next flyweight contender as UFC veteran and former title challenger Pearl “The Chi-Town Princess” Gonzalez (10-4) meets recent Phoenix Series 2 winner Miranda “Fear The” Maverick (6-2). Gonzalez seeks her second shot at champion Vanessa Porto and rides the momentum of a decision victory over the previously unbeaten Brogan Walker in the Invicta FC 37 main event. The Missouri native Maverick inched closer to title contention in September, defeating Victoria Leonardo, Shanna Young and UFC alum DeAnna Bennett to capture the one-night tournament.
Additionally, flyweight Shanna Young (7-2) became ill during fight week and did not weigh in. Her opponent, Brazil’s Daiana Torquato (9-3), successfully made weight and was paid her show money.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Atomweight Title: Jinh Yu Frey (105.8)* vs. Ashley Cummins (104.5)
Flyweight: Pearl Gonzalez (124.7) vs. Miranda Maverick (125.1)
Flyweight: Shanna Young (N/A)# vs. Daiana Torquato (125.1)
Atomweight: Alesha Zappitella (105.5) vs. Kelly D’Angelo (105.8)
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield (125.1) vs. Victoria Leonardo (124.6)
Atomweight: Jillian DeCoursey (105.7) vs. Linda Mihalec (105.2)
Bantamweight: Tina Pettigrew (135.3) vs. Monica Franco (134.8)
* – Frey missed the championship limit of 105 pounds. She was fined 25 percent of her fight purse and the title is now vacant. Only Cummins is eligible to win the title.
# – Young fell ill during fight week and was deemed medically unfit to compete. Torquato was paid her show purse.
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.