Paul Rouget: printed on Thursday January 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
For her large debut within the UFC, the French Manon Fiorot did very exhausting Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, successful with model towards the American Victoria Leonardo.
Abu Dhabi is doing it decidedly effectively. After successful the UAE Warriors title final 12 months there, Manon Fiorot was again within the capital of the United Arab Emirates, this time to make her debut within the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the queen group of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), a self-discipline now legalized in France. And the 30-year-old girl from Nice was not missed on Wednesday. Opposed to Americacaine Victoria Leonardo, from the Contender Series of UFC boss Dana White, she gained over TKO within the second spherical, first putting a kick within the head of his opponent, earlier than persevering with with a deluge of punches which led the referee to cease the combat.
A efficiency that didn’t go unnoticed, even when former UFC champion transformed commentator Daniel Cormier had nice issue in announcing his title. Amateur MMA world champion in 2017 after which topped on the EFC, a minor group, in 2019, she has solely skilled defeat as soon as, for her debut on the Cage Warriors towards Leah McCourt in a cut up determination, and since then six successes, together with 5 by TKO. And the one who began with karate, even becoming a member of the French group, earlier than shifting on to kick-boxing then in MMA, may have an awesome card to play on this flyweight class dominated by Russian Valentina Shevchenko, and the place it has the means to discover a place for itself. Another excellent news for a booming MMA hexagonal and whose chief is the heavyweight Ciryl Gane, winner of his 4 fights within the octagon and now seventh on this planet in his class.