The highly anticipated UFC Fight Night event is set to take place in Paris, marking the promotion’s second visit to France. Former interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane will face Sergey Spivak in the main event. However, all eyes will also be on former two-time UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas as she makes her Octagon return in a new division.
Her upcoming co-main event against Manon Fiorot provides a chance to address concerns about her physical and mental state following her loss to Carla Esparza at UFC 274.
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A strong performance and victory in this fight could quickly dispel doubts about Namajunas’ future in the sport. Fighting at 125 lbs for the first time, Rose Namajunas can make a statement in the flyweight division with a victory over Manon Fiorot.
UFC Paris: Manon Fiorot vs. Rose Namajunas Stats
Rose Namajunas vs. Manon Fiorot: Fight Breakdown
Manon Fiorot, with a record of 10-1-0, enters the fight with an impressive 11-fight win streak. She has showcased her knockout power with six wins and 53% striking accuracy. Fiorot has a takedown accuracy of 15%, landing one takedown out of 13 attempts.
Her significant strike rate is 5.30 per minute, while she absorbs 3.48 strikes per minute. She has a takedown average of 0.33 per 15 minutes and a submission average of 0.17 per 15 minutes. In terms of fight time, her average is 15 minutes.
On the other hand, Rose Namajunas holds a record of 12-5-0. She has secured two wins by knockout and six wins by submission. Namajunas has finished five fights in the first round. With a striking accuracy of 41%, she has landed 646 significant strikes out of 1587 attempts. Her takedown accuracy is 58%, with 16 takedowns successfully landed out of 33 attempts.
Rose Namajunas averages 3.66 significant strikes landed per minute and absorbs 3.50 strikes per minute. Her takedown average is 1.61 per 15 minutes, and her submission average is 0.59 per 15 minutes. Namajunas has a significant strike defense of 61% and a takedown defense of 60%. Her average fight time is 13 minutes and 36 seconds.
In this matchup, Fiorot’s striking accuracy and winning streak make her a formidable opponent. However, Namajunas has higher takedown accuracy and a well-rounded skill set, with wins by knockout and submission. The fight could be between Fiorot’s striking and Namajunas’ grappling.
Given Namajunas’ experience and versatility, she could handle Fiorot’s strengths. However, Namajunas changing weight classes and long absence could impact the outcome. Manon Fiorot has the potential to defeat Rose Namajunas with a knockout.