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With opponent Janaisa Morandin heavy, Jinh Yu Frey says Invicta FC 22 fight is off



On the day of the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 22, Jinh Yu Frey said opponent Janaisa Morandin came in more than five pounds overweight, forcing the cancellation of their atomweight fight.

Invicta FC has not yet made a formal announcement that the fight between Frey (5-2) and the unbeaten Morandin (9-0) is off. Weigh-ins for the event take place later today.

Invicta FC 22 takes place Saturday at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

“Unfortunately my fight has been scratched,” Frey said on her official Instagram account. “My opponent came in 5.2 lbs over the weight limit. We knew she probably would and we’re willing to accept up to 3.5 lbs over. We also offered a stipulation that she would have to do a same day weigh in prior to the fight and not weigh over 116. This did not come to fruition. I am disappointed after the work I put in for camp and the weight cut. I am also upset that the people who put their faith in me for this camp have been let down.”

Frey was hoping to get back in the win column after a TKO loss to Ayaka Hamasaki this past September at Invicta FC 19. That setback snapped a three-fight winning streak, all for Invicta FC. She’s 3-2 under the promotion’s banner. Morandin, from Brazil, was set to make her Invicta FC debut. The 22-year-old has six of her nine career wins by stoppage.

With the apparent cancellation, the Invicta FC 22 card now includes:

  • Champ Tonya Evinger vs. Yana Kunitskaya – for bantamweight title
  • Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Livia Renata Souza
  • DeAnna Bennett vs. Jodie Esquibel
  • Amber Brown vs. Ashley Cummins
  • Sunna Davidsdottir vs. Mallory Martin
  • Kal Holliday vs. Miranda Maverick
  • Madison McElhaney vs. Felicia Spencer

For more on Invicta FC 22, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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