One of the most hotly contested fights of 2018 will happen once more as Invicta FC atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey will make the first defense of her belt against the fighter she defeated to capture it, Finland’s Minna Grusander.
The pair will meet again in the main event of Invicta FC 33 on Saturday, Dec. 15 in Kansas City. The fight card will take place from the Scottish Rite Temple and streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
In the first meeting between the two in July, the Texas fighter Frey edged Grusander on the scorecards after five, hard-fought rounds. The 33-year-old Frey seeks her sixth career win inside the Invicta FC cage. Grusander, meanwhile, aims to regain the momentum she rode into the pair’s first match-up earlier this year.
The night’s co-main event features the promotional debut of UFC veteran Danielle Taylor who takes on undefeated Mexican fighter Monserrat Ruiz in a strawweight bout. Taylor joins the promotion following a five-fight stint in the Octagon that included victories of former Invicta FC champion Jessica Penne and current Road FC titleholder Seo Hee Ham. Ruiz has finished four of her eight career wins, including three via knockout.
Also on the card, strawweight Sharon Jacobson battles fellow wrestler and Rizin veteran Kanako Murata, former atomweight title challenger Amber Brown takes on undefeated Michigan fighter Alesha Zappitella, and UFC veteran Jamie Moyle returns to the promotion to face off with Brianna Van Buren.
Danielle Taylor vs. Monserrat Ruiz
Sharon Jacobson vs. Kanako Murata
Amber Brown vs. Alesha Zappitella
Jamie Moyle vs. Brianna Van Buren
Sarah Kleczka vs. Brittney Victoria
Ashley Medina vs. Anastasia Nikolakakos
Chantel Coates and Ashlynn Kleinbeck