French MMA sensation Manon Fiorot showcased her skills and resilience at UFC Fight Night 226 taking on former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas in the co-main event. In a thrilling showdown, Fiorot secured a unanimous decision victory, putting her record at an impressive 11-1 in the process. However, it’s not just her win that caught the attention of fans and analysts it’s her take on Namajunas’ strength in the flyweight division.
Fiorot expressed her doubts about Namajunas’ suitability for the 125-pound weight class suggesting that the former champion might lack the necessary power to compete effectively in this division. Despite Namajunas attempting multiple takedowns during their bout, Fiorot managed to thwart all of her opponent’s wrestling attempts demonstrating her well-rounded skill set.
“I think she’s lacking a bit of power in this weight class,” Fiorot commented in her post-fight interview. She went on to speculate about Namajunas’ future wondering if she would continue in the flyweight division or consider a return to strawweight.
Fiorot shines at UFC Fight Night 226, Questions Namajunas’ strength in new division
The fight itself was a testament to Fiorot’s striking ability as she outperformed Namajunas on her feet. Fiorot is confident in her striking skills and expected Namajunas to pursue a wrestling-heavy game plan. However, she maintained that she was well-prepared to defend against takedowns.
“I knew I was a better striker, so I was pretty sure she wanted to wrestle me,” Fiorot explained. “But it was impossible to take me down.”
Following her victory, Fiorot wasted no time in calling for a title shot. Her impressive record in the UFC. Combined with her recent win over a former champion makes a compelling case for a championship opportunity. While Fiorot initially expressed her desire for a title shot. She also addressed the possibility of facing Erin Blanchfield another surging contender in the division.
Blanchfield recently secured a victory over former title challenger Taila Santos at UFC Fight Night 225 in Singapore. Fiorot is confident in her abilities and stated that if she had to face Blanchfield, it would be an “easy fight” for her.
Manon Fiorot’s victory over Rose Namajunas not only solidified her position as a top contender in the UFC’s flyweight division but also raised questions about Namajunas’ future in her new weight class. As Fiorot eyes a title shot and awaits her next opponent, fans can anticipate more exciting moments from this talented French fighter on her path to championship glory.
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