UFC Paris Preview: Manon Fiorot vs. Rose Namajunas Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 2)

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  • Rose Namajunas is moving up a weight class to fight her first-ever Women’s Flyweight bout this Saturday.
  • Manon Fiorot’s odds suggest she’s going to triumph in front of her crowd in Paris.

Manon Fiorot vs. Rose Namajunas is the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Spivak, which will take place at Accor Arena in Paris, on Saturday, September 2. This is going to be Namajunas’s debut in the UFC Women’s Flyweight division. Add to that the fact that the event is taking place in Fiorot’s home country, and you’ll understand why the UFC odds favor the French fighter. But maybe “Thug” can stage an upset? Let’s see.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
  • Where: Accor Arena, Paris, France
  • How to Watch: ESPN+


Manon Fiorot
Rose Namajunas

Fight Preview

Manon Fiorot is 10-1 overall, with her only loss happening by decision on her professional debut. When it comes to her wins, six of them happened by KO/TKO, and four by decision. She’s a great striker who lands 6.58 significant strikes per minute, which is the fourth-highest number in the UFC Women’s Flyweight division.  

She’s even better when it comes to strike defense. In fact, with 71.7% of the opponent’s significant strikes defended, she ranks No. 1 in the 125lb division. The Frenchwoman is also great when it comes to takedowns, recording at least one in each of her five UFC fights.

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Fiorot is taking on Namajunas (11-5) who’s probably better than her technically, but who simply doesn’t have enough power to finish her. Rose is two inches shorter than Manon, and until recently, was fighting in the 115lb division.

Manon Fiorot vs. Rose Namajunas Prediction

Manon Fiorot is fighting in front of her fans on Saturday, which should be an extra bit of motivation for the French mixed martial artist to do well. She’s probably way more powerful than Namajunas, so getting a KO/TKO win would not surprise us.

Free Pick:

Annie Adkins
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