Jinh Yu Frey Meets Ashley Cummins for Second Time in Invicta FC 37 Main Event, Pearl Gonzalez Returns

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Pearl Gonzalez Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

Jinh Yu Frey will put her strawweight title on the line at Invicta FC 37 next month, while Pearl Gonzalez returns for the first time since her failed flyweight title bid.

Jinh Yu Frey will meet Ashley Cummins for the second time in the Invicta FC 37 main event, the promotion has announced. The card, which takes place next month, will be topped by the atomweight rematch, and also features the return of Pearl Gonzalez, who will face Brogan Walker-Sanchez in the co-main event.

The 34-year old Frey (8-4) won the promotion’s atomweight title last year, against Minna Grusander. She defended it once, in an instant rematch with Grusander. She then detoured over to Japan, where she came up short in a bid to become the RIZIN super atomweight champion. That fight came against Ayaka Hamasaki, another rematch from earlier in Frey’s Invicta FC run.

That came in June. Frey has not fought since.

Ashley Cummins (7-4) first fought Frey back in 2017 at Invicta FC 24. She won both her bouts last year, against Stephanie Alba and Jessica Delboni. Both fights went the distance, but were decisive unanimous decisions for Ashley ‘Smashley.’ She hasn’t competed since November 2018.

In co-main event action, former UFC fighter and Invicta title challenger Pearl Gonzalez (9-4) returns for the first time since her title fight against Vanessa Porto. Gonzalez is 3-1 since departing the UFC, and seems to have found new life at flyweight after fighting as a strawweight in the UFC.

Her opponent, Brogan Walker-Sanchez (6-0), is undefeated as a professional, but has not fought since a split decision win over Miranda Maverick in July of last year.

Invicta FC 37 takes place October 4, 2019, at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. More bouts are expected to be announced soon.

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