Rose Namajunas Set for Flyweight Debut Against Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris Event

Namajunas to make Flyweight debut against Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris on Sept. 2.

Rose Namajunas Vs Manon Fiorot
Rose Namajunas Vs Manon Fiorot - Image credit @manonfiorot_mma @rosenamajunas Instagram

Former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is making her much-anticipated flyweight debut. She is set to face off against the talented Manon Fiorot at the upcoming UFC Fight Night in Paris on September 2.

Multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed this matchup, although the official announcement from the promotion is still pending. Namajunas (11-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) will be stepping into the flyweight division for the first time after a successful career in the strawweight class.

Namajunas, a two-time champion, is widely recognized as one of the best women’s fighters across all weight divisions. However, she suffered a setback in her last fight, losing the strawweight title to Carla Esparza in May 2022 at UFC 274. Eager to reignite her career, Namajunas is now determined to make a name for herself in the flyweight ranks.

Meanwhile, her opponent, Manon Fiorot (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), has been making waves in the UFC’s flyweight division. Fiorot, who recently signed a new multi-fight deal with the promotion, is undefeated inside the Octagon. Her most recent victory came against former title challenger Katlyn Chookagian in October of last year at UFC 280.

Having expressed her interest in fighting Namajunas, Fiorot’s wish is now being granted as she prepares to face the former strawweight champion in her own backyard. The fight holds immense significance for both athletes, as Namajunas aims to make a triumphant entrance into the flyweight division, while Fiorot seeks to solidify her position as a top contender.

UFC Paris is shaping up to be a spectacular event, with the heavyweight clash between Ciryl Gane and Serghei Spivac set to headline the card. 

Published on June 23, 2023 at 2:16 pm
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