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Rose Namajunas moves to flyweight for fight against Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris in September

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Rose Namajunas, the former strawweight champion, is set to make a bold move by transitioning to the flyweight division for her upcoming fight against Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris on September 2nd.

Sources familiar with the UFC’s plans confirmed this information to MMA Hook, with MMA Junkie being the first to report on the exciting matchup.

Having been a prominent figure in the strawweight division since her arrival during The Ultimate Fighter season 20, Namajunas has established herself as a two-time champion and remains highly regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound female fighters in the sport. Her last appearance ended in a lackluster split decision loss to Carla Esparza in May 2022, costing her the UFC strawweight title.

Now, Namajunas is eager to test her skills at flyweight, diving headfirst into the deep end of the division with her September bout.

On the other side of the octagon, Fiorot boasts an impressive 10-1 record, including five wins under the UFC banner. Her rapid rise through the ranks has positioned her as a serious contender for a title shot. Despite being out of action since October 2022 due to injuries, Fiorot displayed her potential by defeating perennial contender Katlyn Chookagian.

Returning to her home country of France, Fiorot will seize the opportunity to challenge one of the biggest names in women’s MMA, with the potential to secure a title shot if she emerges victorious.

The Namajunas vs. Fiorot fight adds to the growing lineup for UFC Paris, with Ciryl Gane and Serghei Spivac headlining the event as heavyweight contenders.

This report contains contributions from Mike Heck.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Paris

Q: When is Rose Namajunas fighting Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris?

A: The fight between Rose Namajunas and Manon Fiorot is scheduled to take place on September 2nd at UFC Paris.

Q: What weight division is Rose Namajunas moving to for this fight?

A: Rose Namajunas is making the move up to the flyweight division (125 pounds) for her fight against Manon Fiorot.

Q: Has Rose Namajunas fought in the flyweight division before?

A: No, this will be Rose Namajunas’ first appearance in the flyweight division. She has previously competed as a strawweight.

Q: What is at stake in the fight between Namajunas and Fiorot?

A: The fight between Namajunas and Fiorot carries title shot implications, as both fighters are former champions and a victory could potentially earn them a shot at the flyweight title.

Q: How has Manon Fiorot performed in the UFC so far?

A: Manon Fiorot has a record of 10-1, with five wins in the UFC. She has risen quickly through the ranks and is considered a top contender in the flyweight division.

Q: When was Manon Fiorot’s last fight?

A: Manon Fiorot’s last fight took place in October 2022, where she defeated Katlyn Chookagian. She has been sidelined due to injuries since then.

Q: Where will the fight between Namajunas and Fiorot be held?

A: The fight will be held in Paris, France, as part of a UFC Fight Night card.

Q: Who are the headliners for the UFC Paris event?

A: The heavyweight fighters Ciryl Gane and Serghei Spivac are set to headline the UFC Paris event on September 2nd.

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SportsTalk247 June 24, 2023 - 1:03 am

ufc paris gonna be lit! namajunas vs fiorot is a huge fight with big implications. both these ladies can throw down. gotta tune in and watch the fireworks!

UFCFanatic23 June 24, 2023 - 1:13 am

namajunas taking a risk movin up to flyweight but she’s a warrior, she can handle it. fiorot is a rising star too, gonna give her a run for her money. can’t wait for ufc paris, gonna be epic!

MMAFan85 June 24, 2023 - 1:38 am

omg this is gonna be epic! rose namajunas vs manon fiorot at ufc paris, flyweight bout with title shot on the line. can’t wait!!

MMAInsiderPro June 24, 2023 - 11:59 am

namajunas vs fiorot, two former champs colliding in the flyweight division! this fight gonna shake things up. whoever wins might get a shot at the title. high stakes, baby!

FightGameEnthusiast June 24, 2023 - 12:12 pm

rose namajunas moving up to flyweight?! this gonna b exciting. she’s a beast at strawweight, so let’s see how she does at 125. manon fiorot is tough tho, gonna be a war!


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