When Jinh Yu Frey and Ashley Cummins first faced off inside the Invicta FC cage, it was 2017. Frey was coming off a controversial title fight loss to Japan’s Ayaka Hamasaki. The standout atomweight was looking to earn a second shot at the belt, and Hamasaki, something she discussed with us at the time.
While Frey won her first meeting with Cummins at Invicta FC 24, Hamasaki vacated the title. In a weird twist of events, the majority of Frey’s fights in the years that followed would be rematches. A failed bid at claiming the ROAD FC title against ex-UFC fighter Seo Hee Ham was the only fight that didn’t end up part of a series, in fact. Following that, Frey faced Minna Grusander twice, winning and defending the Invicta FC atomweight title. Then there was Hamasaki, again, this time in RIZIN. Frey came up short again in that one.
Which led to a title defense against Cummins at Invicta FC 39. A battle Frey won, despite having lost the war when she failed to make championship weight and was forced to turn over the belt.
For a recap of the event, check out our live coverage page. Full results and photo highlights can be found below.
Jinh Yu Frey* def. Ashley Cummins via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) – for the Invicta FC atomweight championship
Miranda Maverick def. Pearl Gonzalez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Alesha Zappitella def. Kelly D’Angelo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Erin Blanchfield def. Victoria Leonardo via Knockout (Headkick), 2:06 of Round Three.
Jillian Decoursey def. Linda Mihalec via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Monica Franco def. Tina Pettigrew via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
*Frey missed weight and relinquished the Invicta FC atomweight title. She was not eligible to reclaim the belt with a win. The title is now vacant.