This time, she failed to fulfill her objective: to win by KO and to equal the record of Cristiane Justino, one of the flagship fighters of the circuit, who had finished three fights in a row by folding her opponent.
But the French Manon Fiorot did the essentials, this Saturday in Las Vegas, during her duel against the Brazilian Mayra Bueno Silva, by signing a new success in the UFC, the third in a row, by unanimous decision (30-26 , 30-27, 30-27).
A face-to-face meeting initially scheduled for September 25 but which had been postponed because of its contamination with Covid-19.
Stronger over the whole of three rounds, the one we nicknamed "The Beast" is therefore still undefeated within the world elite of MMA, without really showing signs of weakness, and gives the impression of still being able to go much higher.
"I'm a little disappointed with my fight," declared the demanding 31-year-old Niçoise, however, after her clash at the microphone of RMC Sport 2. I was not in it but I won.
It was a beautiful war.
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She has long preferred the snow to the cage
Since her first success in the UFC against the American Victoria Leonardo, last January, a feat that had never been achieved by a French woman, Manon Fiorot has come a little closer to the Top 15 in her category and a fight for the belt. “I will try to fight until I am 35 years old. The goal is to get the belt as quickly as possible and defend it maybe once, ”she recently assured in
Great goals for the daughter of a wrestler who has long preferred the mountains to the cage.
French youth snowboard champion, the fighter owes a lot to this discipline.
“She brought me cardio, physicality, but also creativity.
In the mountains, we invent figures.
In MMA, it's the same, I like to do acrobatic shots.
It reminds me of this side where you can do what you want, ”she added, still in the regional daily.
Spotted by a reality TV show
Manon Fiorot, who only started mixed martial arts in 2016, has experienced an exceptional rise. She explained to the Parisian, last June, to have been spotted by a reality show in South Africa. “In 2019, I am asked to participate in a program in Johannesburg:
. We were a dozen girls locked in a center and who challenged each other not with beatings of songs but with our feet and our fists. At the end of the season and after two months, there was only one winner: me! "This will help her to integrate later the UFC, the prestigious American league, the one she compares to" the Champions League in football ".
In her conquest of America, the French fighter, who today makes a living from her sport and has even been sharing her daily life for a few months on her Youtube channel "The Beast Fiorot", can therefore always dream of the world title.
She has it in any case in the head ... and in the gloves.