On Friday, Feb. 7, Invicta Fighting Championships will host its 39th event from its usual stomping grounds of Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
The card is headlined by an atomweight rematch between champion Jinh Yu Frey and No. 1 contender Ashley Cummins. The pair met previously at Invicta FC 24, with Frey earning a decision victory. Frey is coming off a pair of fights against Finland’s Minna Grusander. Cummins established herself as the top contender with wins over Jéssica Delboni and Stephanie Alba.
In the co-main event, UFC veteran and former title challenger Pearl Gonzalez meets recent Phoenix Series 2 winner Miranda Maverick to determne the next flyweight title contender. Gonzalez seeks her second shot at champion Vanessa Porto and rides the momentum of a decision victory over Brogan Walker at Invicta FC 37. The Missouri native Maverick inched closer to title contention in September, defeating Victoria Leonardo, Shanna Young and UFC alum DeAnna Bennett to capture the one-night tournament.
The card airs live on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.
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 (124.6)
Jillian DeCoursey (105.7) vs. Linda Mihalec (105.2)
Tina Pettigrew (135.3) vs. Monica Franco (134.8)
* – Frey missed the championship limit of 105 pounds and vacated her belt. She was fined 25 percent of her fight purse. Only Cummins is eligible to win the title.
# – Young fell ill during fight week and was deemed medically unfit to compete. Torquato was paid her show purse.