BREAKING: UFC Sign IMMAF Gold Medalist Manon Fiorot a New Contract

Published 12/27/2020, 12:05 AM EST


The UFC has always prided itself on having the best fighters on the planet. Being one of the first promotions to promote MMA, the UFC has built a cult following and is the ultimate proving ground for most athletes. There have been several instances where champions from other organizations have crossed over but have not succeeded in the UFC. 

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One of the main things that separates the UFC from its competitors is the wide-ranging scouting and recruiting that the promotion does. Dana White and his team are always on the hunt for new talent and scout fighters from all corners of the globe. Some of these fighters go on to become the face of the UFC while others don’t fare as well. 

However, it is the constant search for new talent and giving fighters the opportunity to prove themselves that makes the promotion as good as it is. 

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The UFC recruits a top prospect from the UAE warriors 

Front kick online tweeted, “BREAKING: IMMAF Gold medalist, EFC & UAE Warriors women’s flyweight champion Manon Fiorot (@ManonFiorot_MMA) has signed with the UFC.”

Leonard,’ is a former IMMAF world champion and former EFC and UAE warriors flyweight champion. Manon started her professional MMA career with a loss against Leah McCourt in June 2018 at Cage Warriors 94. 

She then made her debut with the EFC against Mellony Geugjes and stopped her in the third round of the fight. ‘The Beast’ then won the title in her second fight in the promotion before signing with the UAE warriors. 

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She is currently 3-0 with the UAE warriors and a champion in the flyweight division. Additionally, she has won all three of her fights via TKO and is on a five-fight win streak at the moment. 

It is reported that the French fighter will make her promotional debut against Victoria Leonard on Fight Island. The bout will take place on the 20th of January, a card headlined by Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards. 

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A fractured Ulna caused Natalia Silva to withdraw from her fight against Leonard which gave way for ‘The Best’ to make her UFC debut on Fight Island. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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