A new atomweight MMA champion was crowned at Invicta FC 30, as Jihn Yu Frey edged Minna Grusander in a spirited five-round fight that featured nonstop action. After 25 minutes of fighting, Frey took home the win by unanimous decision. With the victory, Frey walked away as the undisputed 105-pound queen of the world.
Since the UFC doesn't currently feature a women's atomweight division, Invicta Fighting Championships is regarded as the top promotion for 105-pound female athletes. And since Frey is the promotion's newest atomweight titleholder, she's now considered the top 105-pound female fighter on the planet. No word yet on when she fights next, or who her opponent might be.
In the Invicta FC 30 co-main, Felicia Spencer finished Helena Kolesnyk via submission -- and then turned heads with a surprise call-out of UFC 145-pound star Megan Anderson. Spencer originally stated that she wants to get at least one more win under her belt with Invicta, before heading to the UFC. But now with Anderson on her radar, apparently she's already ready to make the jump up to the bright lights of the Octagon.
Time will tell if she'll meet Pam Sorenson next in Invicta, or if her next fight is in the UFC. Elsewhere on the card, the atomweights put on a show, with Alyse Anderson finishing Stephanie Alba and Alesha Zappitella picking up a victory over Jillian DeCoursey. MMA Fighting posted all the fight results from the event.
The next Invicta FC show is slated for Sept. 1, with a hotly-anticipated scrap pitting Janaisa Morandin against Virna Jandiroba. More fights for that card will be announced in the days and weeks ahead.