Manon Fiorot

Manon Fiorot[3] (born February 17, 1990) is a French mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of July 18, 2022, she is #7 in the UFC women's flyweight rankings.[4]

Manon Fiorot
BornManon Fiorot
(1990-02-17) February 17, 1990 (age 32)
Nice, France
Other namesThe Beast
NationalityFrench
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach65 in (165 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofNice, France
TeamBoxing Squad
RankBlack belt in Karate[2]
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2018–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total10
Wins9
By knockout6
By decision3
Losses1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Her sports career began at the age of 7 with karate. She then joined a sport-study boarding school to devote herself to another field than combat sports: snow boarding. During her schooling, she became French snowboard champion.[5]

At the age of 18, she returned to karate and obtained her black belt before joining the French team. In 2014, Manon is selected for the world karate championships but gets seriously injured. After her injury, she discovered kickboxing and Thai boxing where she wins several national competitions.[6]

In amateur Muay Thai, her record is 12 victories and 0 defeats. In this last discipline, she holds two national champion titles. Black belt in karate, she holds three national champion titles in K-1.[7]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In 2017, she participated in the European Amateur Championships where she lost in the final to the wrestling of Cornelia Holm. A few months later, she won the IMMAF World Amateur Championships.  Her record in amateur fighting was 7 wins with 1 loss.[6]

On June 16, 2018, she made her first professional fight against Leah McCourt in the Cage Warriors organization at Cage Warriors 94 and lost the fight by split decision.[8]

In 2019, she traveled to Johannesburg to join a reality show called "The Fighter" organized by the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC). After 2 months of competitions, she won the competition and joined the EFC. In December 2019, she won against Amanda Lino, becoming the EFC Women's Flyweight World Champion.[9][10][11][12]

Following her title, she joined UAE Warriors. At UAE Warriors 12, she defeated Corinne Laframboise via TKO in round three. Fiorot defeated Naomi Tataroglu via TKO in the second round at UAE Warriors 13. At UAE 14, she defeated Gabriela Campos via TKO in the first round, capturing the UAEW Flyweight Championship.[10][13]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Fiorot made her UFC debut on January 20, 2021 at UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny against Victoria Leonardo. She won the fight via second-round technical knockout.[14]

Fiorot was scheduled to face Maryna Moroz on June 5, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai.[15] However, Moroz was pulled from the event for undisclosed reasons, and she was replaced by Tabatha Ricci.[16] Fiorot won the bout via standing TKO in the second round.[17]

Fiorot was scheduled to face Mayra Bueno Silva on September 25, 2021 at UFC 266.[18] However, the bout was postponed to UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs. Dumont due to COVID-19 protocols.[19] Fiorot won the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

As the first bout of her new multi-fight contract, Fiorot was scheduled to face Jessica Eye on March 5, 2022 at UFC 272.[21][22] However, a week before the event, Eye withdrew due to injury and the bout was cancelled.[23]

Fiorot faced Jennifer Maia vs on March 26, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 33.[24] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[25]

Fiorot was scheduled to face Katlyn Chookagian on September 3, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 209.[26] However, Chookagian withdrew due to unknown reasons in mid June and was replaced by former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Jéssica Andrade.[27] In turn, Andrade withdrew in mid July due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Fiorot's original opponent Chookagian.[28][29]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 9 wins 1 loss
By knockout 6 0
By decision 3 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–1 Jennifer Maia Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Daukaus March 26, 2022 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 8–1 Mayra Bueno Silva Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs. Dumont October 16, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–1 Tabatha Ricci TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai June 5, 2021 2 3:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–1 Victoria Leonardo TKO (head kick and punches) UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny January 20, 2021 2 4:08 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 5–1 Gabriela Campo TKO (punches) UAE Warriors 14 November 27, 2020 1 4:48 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Won the UAEW Flyweight Championship.
Win 4–1 Naomi Tataroglu TKO (punches) UAE Warriors 13 September 25, 2020 2 3:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 3–1 Corinne Laframboise TKO (punches) UAE Warriors 12 July 31, 2020 3 1:52 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 2–1 Amanda Lino Decision (unanimous) EFC 83 December 14, 2019 5 5:00 Pretoria, South Africa Won the EFC Worldwide Flyweight Championship.
Win 1–1 Mellony Geugjes TKO (punches) EFC 80 June 29, 2019 3 4:17 Sibaya, South Africa Flyweight debut.
Loss 0–1 Leah McCourt Decision (split) Cage Warriors 94 June 16, 2018 3 5:00 Antwerp, Belgium Catchweight (138 lb) bout.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com.
  2. ^ a b "Manon Fiorot | UFC". UFC.com. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 5, 2021
  4. ^ "UFC Rankings, Division Rankings, P4P rankings, UFC Champions | UFC.com". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  5. ^ "MMA : repérée après une émission de téléréalité, Manon Fiorot combat dans la cour des grands". leparisien.fr (in French). 2021-06-04. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  6. ^ a b Staff Report (2021-01-21). "Manon Fiorot's UFC performance symbolizes new era for French martial arts". MyMMANews.com. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  7. ^ "Manon Fiorot, new ambassador of French MMA at the UFC". Archyde. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  8. ^ "Cage Warriors 94: Ilia Topuria makes quick work of Brian Bouland". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  9. ^ "De l'équipe de France à l'octogone, le chemin tout tracé de Manon Fiorot". Franceinfo (in French). 2021-06-05. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  10. ^ a b "Across The Pond Profile: UFC fighter Manon Fiorot | MMA UK". 2021-06-09. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  11. ^ "MMA - La Française Manon Fiorot devient championne de l'EFC". La Sueur (in French). 2019-12-17. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
  12. ^ "EFC 83: Du Plessis Returns and Retains, Fiorot Claims". FIGHT SPORTS. 2019-12-14. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
  13. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2020-12-04). "Missed Fists: Flyweight prospect Manon Fiorot captures UAE Warriors title, Kade Ruotulo scores smooth buggy choke, more". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  14. ^ Nolan King (January 20, 2021). "Video: France's Manon Fiorot shines at UFC on ESPN 20, finishes Victoria Leonardo with standing TKO". MMAjunkie.com.
  15. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-03-03). "Europees onderonsje tussen Maryna Moroz en Manon Fiorot tijdens UFC evenement op 5 juni". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-12-28.
  16. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-06-02). "Tabatha Ricci vervangt Maryna Moroz zaterdag tegen Manon Fiorot tijdens UFC Fight Night 189". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  17. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2021-06-05). "UFC Vegas 28 Results: Manon Fiorot Smashes Newcomer Tabatha Ricci". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  18. ^ Guilherme Cruz and Alexander K. Lee (2021-06-09). "Manon Fiorot to fight Mayra Bueno Silva at Sept. 25 UFC show". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-09-22.
  19. ^ Adam Martin (2021-09-22). "UFC 266 loses fight as Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva scratched due to COVID-19 protocols". mymmanews.com. Retrieved 2021-09-22.
  20. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-10-16). "UFC Vegas 40 Results: Manon Fiorot Outstrikes Mayra Bueno Silva in Dominant Performance". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-10-17.
  21. ^ Boussenaf, Jamal (2021-12-02). "Jessica Eye vs. Manon Fiorot tijdens UFC evenement op 5 maart". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-12-02.
  22. ^ Manon Fiorot [@manonfiorot_mma] (December 3, 2021). "NEW CONTRACT Multi Fights & NEXT FIGHT" – via Instagram.
  23. ^ Mike Heck (2022-02-25). "Jessica Eye announces injury, withdrawal from UFC 272 bout with Manon Fiorot". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2022-02-25.
  24. ^ Farrah Hannoun and Nolan King (2022-03-01). "Manon Fiorot vs. Jennifer Maia joins UFC on ESPN 33 lineup on March 26". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  25. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-03-26). "UFC Columbus: Manon Fiorot Survives Head Kick, Passes Test Against Jennifer Maia". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-03-27.
  26. ^ Sherdog.com. "Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot Women's Flyweight Bout Added to UFC Paris". Sherdog. Retrieved 2022-05-27.
  27. ^ Daniel Cunningham (2022-06-15). "Katlyn Chookagian out, Jessica Andrade in to face Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris". empiresportsmedia.com. Retrieved 2022-06-15.
  28. ^ Alexandre Herbinet (2022-07-16). "UFC Paris: Andrade withdrew, it should be Chookagian for Manon Fiorot". rmcsport.bfmtv.com. Retrieved 2022-07-17. (in French)
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