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Invicta FC 39 weigh-in results: Jinh Yu Frey misses weight for main event, vacates atomweight title

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Jinh Yu Frey
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After failing to beat the scale on Thursday, Jinh Yu Frey is no longer the Invicta FC atomweight champion.

Frey weighed in at 105.8 pounds at the official weigh-ins for Invicta FC 39, which takes place Friday at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. That is 0.8 over the championship mark, which does not allow for a one-pound allowance. Opponent Ashley Cummins successfully weighed in at 104.5 pounds and the bout will proceed as scheduled, with Frey being fined 25 percent of her fight purse.

This was to be Frey’s second defense of her championship.

Because Cummins made weight, she will still be eligible to win the 105-pound title if she defeats Frey on Friday night. Should Frey win, the belt will remain vacant.

This fight is a rematch of a three-round encounter at Invicta FC 24 on July 15, 2017, that Frey won by unanimous decision.

Frey released a statement on Instagram, apologizing for the weight miss.

To my absolute humiliation, this morning I missed the atomweight championship limit by 0.8 lbs. I have plenty of reasons, but they don’t matter.

I failed in my professionalism. The fight will proceed, but it is now vacant and I will not be fighting for the belt. If I win, I will receive the next title shot. After the event, my husband and I will revisit this and discuss where we go from here and where my future lies.

I still have a 5 round fight on the horizon, so for now that will have to await my attention. My apologies to my opponent, her camp, Invicta, and the fans for failing in my duties. But, for now my mind and focus is on tomorrow.

Another fight that was shaken up was a flyweight bout between Shanna Young and Daiana Torquato. Per Invicta, Young experienced an illness during fight week and has been ruled medically unfit to compete. Torquato successfully made weight and received her show purse.

See the full Invicta FC 39 weigh-in results below:

Jinh Yu Frey (105.8) vs. Ashley Cummins (104.5)

Pearl Gonzalez (124.7) vs. Miranda Maverick (125.1)

Shanna Young (N/A) vs. Daiana Torquato (125.1)

Alesha Zappitella (105.5) vs. Kelly D’Angelo (105.8)

Erin Blanchfield (125.1) vs. Victoria Leonardo

Jillian DeCoursey (105.7) vs. Linda Mihalec (105.2)

Tina Pettigrew (135.3) vs. Monica Franco (134.8)