The Invicta FC 39 weigh-ins are complete and some big news came out of the weigh-ins as atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey was stripped of her title after coming in 0.8 pounds overweight for a defense against Ashley Cummins. Cummins can still win the gold with a victory at Invicta FC 39, but a win for Frey will still see the former champion leave the event without a championship.
Frey issued the following statement through Instagram:
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.
Here are the full Invicta FC 39 weigh-in results:
Jinh Yu Frey (105.8) *1 vs. Ashley Cummins (104.5)
Pearl Gonzalez (124.7) vs. Miranda Maverick (125.1)
Shanna Young (N/A) *2 vs. Daiana Torquato (125.1)
Alesha Zappitella (105.5) vs. Kelly D’Angelo (105.8)
Erin Blanchfield (125.1) vs. Victoria Leonardo (124.6)
Jillian DeCoursey (105.7) vs. Linda Mihalec (105.2)
Tina Pettigrew (135.3) vs. Monica Franco (134.8)
*1: Missed weight by 0.8 pounds
*2: Did not weigh-in due to illness