UFC: Erin Blanchfield vs Manon Fiorot betting details and preview

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UFC: Erin Blanchfield vs Manon Fiorot betting details and preview

This fight will probably have huge title implications. These are two rising stars in the women’s flyweight division and two of the top ranked fighters in the division. The winner of this fight should be in line for a title shot. Both fighters have one loss in their professional MMA career, so one of these fighters must leave with their second career loss unless the fight ends in a draw or no contest.

Quick Take

  • UFC Fight Night main event
  • Winner will probably be in line for a title shot
  • Blanchfield the early betting favourite by small margin

Fight details

Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot will fight in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card on March 30 in Atlantic City. These are two of the top contenders in the women’s flyweight division. Blanchfield is the number two ranked fighter in the division and has a 12-1 professional MMA record. Fiorot is 11-1 in her career and ranked number three in the women’s flyweight division.

Blanchfield is the early betting favourite in this bout on UFC betting sites by a slight margin. Blanchfield has -143 odds to win the fight on BetRivers. Fiorot is the underdog heading into this one. Fiorot has +116 odds to win the bout.

Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield

With six straight wins in the UFC, Erin Blanchfield is one of the most dangerous fighters in the division at the moment. Her last victory was a unanimous decision win against Talia Santos in August of last year. Blanchfield has also defeated Jessica Andrade, Molly McCann, and JJ Aldrich in the last couple of years. Her submissions, wrestling, and ability to be competitive on the feet have helped her win fights in the UFC. And she is currently on a six-fight winning streak in the octagon.

For Blanchfield, this fight will probably come down to how well she can strike with Fiorot and whether or not she can get her opponent on the ground. Blanchfield has shown the ability to wrestle and punish her opponents on the ground or the cage. On top of that, she has three submission victories in the UFC. If Blanchfield can hold her own against Fiorot in the striking exchanges, she will have a decent shot in this fight. But if she can not take Fiorot down, she might be in for a long night. Fiorot has proven to be one of the better strikers in the division, and Blanchfield has been outstruck by some of her opponents at times during her previous fights.

Manon “The Beast” Fiorot

There are not many fighters in the division who are more entertaining than Manon Fiorot. Fiorot looks like a potential future star in the division, and a win over Blanchfield should put her in position to be one of the next faces of the division. Fiorot has won all her fights in the UFC with her striking. She has proven to be a versatile striker, with kicks and punches that come from all angles. Fiorot has been able to dismantle opponents on the feet and shown strong defence at times.

The biggest concern for Fiorot in this fight is whether or not she can wrestle with Blanchfield. Fiorot has shown strong takedown defence, but she has been taken down before. If Blanchfield can turn this fight into a grappling and wrestling contest, Fiorot might be out of her comfort zone. Few of her opponents have been able to put her in this position, but Blanchfield is one of the best in the division at the moment and is red hot. If Fiorot wins this fight, she will probably win because of her wrestling defence and striking. She has no submission victories in the UFC and only two KO/TKO victories.

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