One to Watch at (NOT) UFC 266: Manon Fiorot

Manon Fiorot (7-1) lost her first pro fight by split decision at a catchweight of 138 lbs. Back at her natural weight class at 125 lbs. and she’s never looked in the rearview, unbeaten at Flyweight. “The Beast” was set for an intriguing showcase at UFC 266 but it’s now delayed one month due to COVID complications.

Manon was born in Nice, France in 1990. She grew up training Karate and Muay Thai and became a multiple-time national champion in her home country. After competing in local Muay Thai matches Manon emerged 12 and 0 then decided to try her strikes in MMA.

Fiorot then competed in the 2016 IMMAF World Championships, amateur MMA’s biggest prize. Although she lost in both the 2016 and the 2017 competition, “The Beast” gained invaluable experience setting her up for a successful pro path. In 2018 she made the jump but lost a decision to a tough test in Leah McCourt (Currently ranked 5 in Bellator’s 145 lb. division).

After that she never tasted defeat again, I’d argue she hasn’t lost a single round since. Manon won her next seven, including a five-fight finish streak that she still rides. She had sights set on a third UFC stoppage at UFC 266 but a positive COVID test got in the way. Now rescheduled for 10/16, The striker has a grappler on her hands in the form of Mayra “Sheetara” Bueno Silva (7-1-1) in what determines the next prospect to watch at Flyweight.

Manon “The Beast” Fiorot | 7-1 | 5’7 125 lbs. | Age 31 | Reach 66” | Southpaw Stance | Fighting Out of Nice, France

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