A potential flyweight division title-eliminator between one-time championship chballenger, the #1 ranked contender, Katlyn Chookagian, and the surging, promotional-perfect #6 rated, Manon Fioret has been added to a UFC Fight Night Paris event on September 2. from the Accor Arena in Paris, France.
Making a quickfire Octagon turnaround, Katlyn Chookagian, who previously challenged division-champion, Valentina Shevchenko – managed to score her fourth straight victory with a split decision win over Amanda Ribas at UFC Vegas 54 two weeks ago.
For Fiorot, the Nice native makes her first outing on home soil in her professional mixed martial arts, attempting to land a home town victory which would likely see her emerge as a title challenger at 125lbs. The France native managed to land her fourth Octagon win at UFC Columbus back in March, defeating another one-time title challenger, Jennifer Maia with a unanimous decision win.
Challenging the aforenoted, Shevchenko for undisputed gold back in February 2020, Chookagian was finished by the dominant champion, however, beyond a first round strikes loss to former strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade, Chookagian has lodged five division wins.
Katlyn Chookagian retained her #1 rank with her aforenoted win over Amanda Ribas
Rebounding with a victory against Antonina Shevchenko, Chookagian, a native of Quakertown, has bested the trio of Cynthia Calvillo, Viviane Araujo, and the aforenoted, Maia.
9-1 as a professional, Fiorot’s sole professional blemish came against now-Bellator MMA featherweight contender, Leah McCourt in her professional debut under the Cage Warriors banner back in June 2018.
Landing in the UFC back in January of last year in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Fiorot stopped Veronica Leonardo, before besting Tabatha Ricci, and Mayra Bueno Silva before her Ohio judging triumph against Maia.
UFC Paris takes place on September 2. from the Accor Arena in Paris, France, with a heavyweight division main event between former interim champion, Ciryl Gane, and the surging knockout sensation, Tai Tuivasa set.