RIZIN 16: Ayaka Hamasaki And Jinh Yu Frey Gearing Up For A Rematch

Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Jinh Yu Frey is set to face RIZIN Atomweight Champion, Ayaka Hamasaki at RIZIN 16. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, with both the fighters set to contest for the RIZIN Super Atomweight Championship.

Jinh Yu Frey (8-3 MMA) defeated Minna Grusander to win the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship, and later successfully defended her title against Grusander. However, Frey will now have the opportunity to avenge her loss to Ayaka Hamasaki, who was the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion.

Hamasaki (17-2 MMA) defeated Jinh Yu Frey back in September 2016 via doctor stoppage. Frey suffered a nasty cut, leading to the doctor calling off the fight. Since then, Hamasaki moved to the strawweight division in the promotion, and later signed with RIZIN FF, going 3-0 in the promotion thus far.

RIZIN 16 is set to take place on June 2nd, and according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, it will be contested for Hamasaki’s title.

“Invicta FC atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey vs. Rizin atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki is in the works for Rizin 16 on June 2, sources told ESPN. The bout, which will be contested for the Rizin super atomweight belt, will be a rematch. Hamasaki won in 2016 via doctor stoppage.”

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