Jinh Yu Frey and Ashley Cummins have passionately called for the UFC to add a women’s atomweight division ahead of their headlining title bout at this Friday’s Invicta FC 39 event.
Frey will attempt to defend her Invicta FC 105-pound belt against Cummins this Friday. The fight will be a rematch from a 2017 encounter in which Frey emerged victorious via unanimous decision.
Ahead of the event, both women spoke to MMAJunkie about their dream goal of competing in the UFC as part of an atomweight division.
“I’ve heard a lot of rumors that say maybe the UFC is starting to look into the atomweight division. I’m going to be 35 this year and I’m hanging in there as long as I can. We’ll see. I’m not basing my hopes at the start they’ll start a division. … I’m just taking it one fight at a time.” champion Frey said.
“Every day I say a little prayer the UFC is finally going to start the atomweight division. That’s been the goal – to be a UFC fighter. I want to be a world champ and I want to be a UFC fighter. Hopefully 2020 will be the year (the UFC) finally starts the atomweight division.” said challenger Cummins.
Invicta FC 39: Frey vs. Cummins takes place this Friday February 07, 2020, from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. The event will be aired live on UFC Fight Pass from 8pm EST.