Megan Anderson answered Felicia Spencer’s call, and Jinh Yu Frey won gold at Invicta FC 30 on Saturday night in Kansas City.
Invicta FC 30 went down Saturday night, airing exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Taking place at the promotion’s stronghold of the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, MO, the event crowned a new atomweight champion. That turned out to be Jinh Yu Frey, in a fight that was far closer than the scorecards revealed. In all honesty, opponent Minna Grusander could be excused for her shock at the result, and she had used her grinding, grappling-heavy approach to have a seeming edge by the end of the five round championship bout.
Nevertheless, judges saw Frey, whose best round came in the third, as the winner in a unanimous decision. Frey had challenged for 105lb gold in Invicta once before, suffering a heart-breaking loss due to a doctor’s stoppage in a title fight against then-champ Ayaka Hamasaki. The win Saturday will no doubt help to erase the memory of that defeat.
Stealing the show on Saturday at Invicta FC 30, however, was featherweight prospect Felicia Spencer. Not only did she dismantle Helena Kolesnyk, submitting her in the second round, but Spencer used her time on the mic post-fight wisely. She took a moment to call out Megan Anderson, saying she’d be happy to try to finish what Holly Holm started (Holm defeated Anderson by unanimous decision earlier this year).
As it happened, Anderson was in attendance, and got in the cage to accept the challenge. Of course, they fight in different promotions, but what the UFC wants, the UFC gets.
Check out highlights from all the night’s action below,