Jinh Yu Frey

Jinh Hie Yu Frey (born May 20, 1985)[4] is an Korean-American mixed martial artist and currently competes in the strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion

Jinh Yu Frey
BornJinh Hie Yu
(1985-05-20) 20 May 1985 (age 36)
Arkansas, United States
NationalityKorean-American
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight105 lb (48 kg; 7.5 st)
DivisionAtomweight
Strawweight
Reach65 in (165 cm)[1]
TeamMohler MMA (until 2021)[2][3]
Fortis MMA (2021–present)[3]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total17
Wins11
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision8
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision3
Amateur record
Total5
Wins3
By knockout2
Losses2
By submission1
Other information
UniversityAmarillo College
Midwestern State University
University of Texas at Arlington
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Frey was born in Arkansas but she grew up in Texas.[5] Frey graduated Palo Duro High School in 3 Years with a Distinguished Achievement Diploma in the top 2% of her class. She then earned her A.A.S. in Nuclear Medicine at Amarillo College. Next she went to Midwestern State University getting a B.S. in Radiologic Sciences and finally she went to University of Texas at Arlington for her Masters in August 2015.[6]

Her father is Korean, and he died when she was young. She has one older brother, two younger half brothers and one younger half sister.[5] She is married to Douglas Frey.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Jinh Yu Frey first gained notoriety when she defeated Darla Harris in a MMA fight that went viral online.[7]

Invicta FCEdit

Frey's earlier victories on regional MMA circuit drew the attention of Invicta FC. Jinh Yu Frey's first fight was against Jodie Esquibel which she lost via decision.[8] In her second fight with the organisation she defeated fellow atomweight Cassie Robb.[9]

Frey went on to defeat Liz McCarthy and Hérica Tibúrcio via a pair of unanimous decisions, earning a shot for the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship.[10] Frey challenged Ayaka Hamasaki for the Atomweight Championship at Invicta FC 19: Maia vs. Modafferi on September 23, 2016. She lost the fight via doctor stoppage in the second round.[11]

After the failed title shot, Frey faced Ashley Cummins at Invicta FC 24: Dudieva vs. Borella on July 15, 2017. She won the fight via unanimous decision.

Back in the win column, Frey challenged Seo Hee Ham for the Road FC Women's Atomweight Championship at Road FC 045 XX on December 23, 2017. She lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Second Invicta FC title shotEdit

After her former foe Ayaka Hamasaki vacated her title, Frey faced Minna Grusander for the vacant Invicta FC Atomweight Championship at Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander on July 21, 2018.[12] After being mostly outwrestled, Frey won the title via a unanimous decision that was widely regarded as controversial.[13][14][15]

Due to the controversial decision, the couple was slated to face in a rematch at Invicta FC 33: Frey vs. Grusander II on December 15, 2018. Frey successfully defended the title, winning the fight via split decision.[16]

After the rematch with Grusander, Frey went on to challenge Ayaka Hamasaki for the Rizin Super Atomweight Championship at Rizin 16: Kobe on June 2, 2019. Frey lost the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Frey was expected to defend her title as a headliner of Invicta FC 37 in a rematch against Ashley Cummins, but was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury.[18] The bout was then rescheduled to Invicta FC 39: Frey vs. Cummins II on February 7, 2020. However, Frey missed the championship weight and vacated her title.[19] The pair fought nevertheless, with Frey winning the bout via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Frey made her UFC debut on June 27, 2020, against Kay Hansen at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker.[20] She lost the fight via a submission in round three.[21]

Frey faced Loma Lookboonmee on October 4, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana.[22] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[23]

Frey faced Gloria de Paula on March 13, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 187.[24] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[25]

Frey was scheduled to face Istela Nunes on July 31, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 28.[26][27] However, Nunes was forced to withdraw from the bout due to visa issues and was replaced by Ashley Yoder.[28] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[29]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • SCS Atomweight Championship
    • SCS Atomweight Champion (One time)
      • One Successful Title Defense

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 11 wins 6 losses
By knockout 1 2
By submission 2 1
By decision 8 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–6 Ashley Yoder Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. Strickland July 31, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–6 Gloria de Paula Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad March 13, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–6 Loma Lookboonmee Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana October 4, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 9–5 Kay Hansen Submission (armbar) UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker June 27, 2020 3 2:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Strawweight debut.
Win 9–4 Ashley Cummins Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 39: Frey vs. Cummins II February 7, 2020 5 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Frey missed weight (105.8 lb) and was stripped of the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship. Only Cummins was eligible to win the title.
Loss 8–4 Ayaka Hamasaki Decision (unanimous) Rizin 16 June 2, 2019 3 5:00 Kobe, Japan For the Rizin Super Atomweight Championship.
Win 8–3 Minna Grusander Decision (split) Invicta FC 33: Frey vs. Grusander II December 15, 2018 5 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Defended the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship.
Win 7–3 Minna Grusander Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander July 21, 2018 5 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Won the vacant Invicta FC Atomweight Championship.
Loss 6–3 Seo Hee Ham TKO (punches) Road FC 045 December 23, 2017 1 4:40 Seoul, South Korea For the Road FC Atomweight Championship.
Win 6–2 Ashley Cummins Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 24: Dudieva vs. Borella July 15, 2017 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 5–2 Ayaka Hamasaki TKO (doctor stoppage) Invicta FC 19: Maia vs. Modafferi September 23, 2016 2 4:38 Kansas City, Missouri, United States For the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Hérica Tibúrcio Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown March 11, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–1 Liz McCarthy Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad September 12, 2015 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 3–1 Cassie Robb Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio December 5, 2014 1 2:36 Davenport, Iowa, United States Catchweight (106.25 lb) bout; Yu Frey missed weight.
Loss 2–1 Jodie Esquibel Decision (split) Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada September 6, 2014 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 2–0 Darla Harris KO (head kick and punch) SCS 18: Declaration of Pain July 27, 2013 1 3:13 Hinton, Oklahoma, United States Defended the SCS Atomweight Championship.
Win 1–0 Meghan Wright Submission (rear-naked choke) SCS 16: Resolution April 6, 2013 1 2:04 Hinton, Oklahoma, United States Atomweight debut. Won the SCS Atomweight Championship.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Justyn Likes (September 9, 2015). "Invicta FC 14's Jinh Yu Frey: An Educated Fighter". combatpress.com.
  3. ^ a b Steve Latrell (July 30, 2021). "Jinh Yu Frey Finds Her Footing". Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  4. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 27, 2020
  5. ^ a b Sanders, David Lee (2017-05-31). "Interview with Jinh Yu Frey". HalfKorean.com (An online community for mixed-race Koreans). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Jinh Yu Frey – Invicta Fighting Championships". www.invictafc.com. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Fight Path: Jinh Yu Frey looking to build on buzz of viral YouTube video sensation". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  8. ^ "Invicta FC 8 results: Jodie Esquibel rallies to edge Jinh Yu Frey". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  9. ^ "Invicta FC 10 Results: Jinh Yu Frey Submits Cassie Robb With Standing Choke". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  10. ^ Rob Tatum (August 17, 2016). "Two Title Bouts Headline Invicta FC 19 on Sept. 23 in Kansas City". invictafc.com.
  11. ^ Mookie Alexander (September 24, 2016). "Invicta FC 19 results and highlights: Maia, Hamasaki successfully defend titles". bloodyelbow.com.
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  19. ^ Alexander K. Lee (February 6, 2020). "Invicta FC 39 weigh-in results: Jinh Yu Frey misses weight for main event, vacates atomweight title". mmafighting.com.
  20. ^ Nolan King (2020-06-22). "Invicta FC contenders Jinh Yu Frey, Kay Hansen to square off at UFC on ESPN 12". Retrieved 2020-06-22.
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