Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula added to UFC Fight Night on March 13

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Nolan King
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A former Invicta FC champion and a Dana White’s Contender Series alum are set to square off on March 13.

Former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey will face UFC debutant Gloria de Paula at the UFC Fight Night event which does not yet have a location or venue.

A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie after de Paula posted about it on Instagram. The person asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an announcement.

Frey (9-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will search for her first UFC victory in her third attempt. The Texas-based fighter signed a UFC deal in mid-2020 after stops in Invicta FC, Rizin FF, and Road FC. Frey was submitted by Kay Hansen in her promotional debut in June before losing a unanimous decision to Loma Lookboonmee in October.

De Paula (5-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) punched her ticket into the UFC with a unanimous decision victory over Pita Macias on Dana White’s Contender Series in November. The 25-year-old Brazilian fighter has won four of her most recent five outings. De Paula is the girlfriend of UFC flyweight Mayra Bueno Silva.

With the addition, the March 13 lineup includes:

  • Irwin Rivera vs. Ray Rodriguez

  • Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez

  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt

  • Gloria de Paula vs. Jinh Yu Frey


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