Saturday’s Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya 2 fight card was reduced by one bout following Friday morning’s official weigh-in.
The fight card was originally slated to feature eight bouts, but that was before Janaisa Morandin failed to make weight.
Morandin was supposed to face Jinh Yu Frey at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City in an atomweight feature bout. Morandin, however, tipped the scale at 111.2 pounds. That is 5.2 pounds above the allowed 106-pound limit for a atomweight non-title affair.
When the various parties involved couldn’t come to terms on a way forward, the bout was canceled.
Invicta FC officials confirmed the bout’s cancellation to MMAWeekly.com following a tweet by Frey saying as much. “Unfortunately my fight has been scratched. My opponent did not make weight. I apologize to my fans and sponsors.”
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The loss of the bout was certainly disappointing for everyone involved. Frey was hoping to rebound from having failed to upend Invicta atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki in her last bout. Morandin, undefeated at 9-0, was looking at making a splash in her promotional debut and jumping immediately into title contention.
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