Manon Fiorot isn’t shopping for into her personal hype going into UFC Fight Night 195.
Fiorot (7-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who comes extremely touted out of France, makes her third octagon look on Saturday when she meets Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1-1 MMA, 2-1-1 UFC) in a girls’s flyweight bout on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
After back-to-back knockout wins to start her UFC tenure, Fiorot is already garnering consideration as a possible title contender in a 125-pound division the place champion Valentina Shevchenko is in determined want of a take a look at.
Fiorot stated she’s not getting sucked into the hype, although. The 31-year-old is simply on the verge of his tenth skilled struggle, and thinks a gradual climb can be finest for her growth.
“I take this step-by-step,” Fiorot advised MMA Junkie via an interpreter at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 195 media day. “The first step is I want to win this fight by knockout. It’s very important for me. If I do that and when I do that, I want a top-10 fighter.”
Fiorot sees Silva as a superb fashion matchup to perform her purpose. She’s proven exact hanging in her fights to date, and expects to make use of those self same weapons to place down Silva.
“I really like her style,” Fiorot stated. “I think if she goes like usually and goes straight I can finish the fight and put her down by knockout in the first or the second round.”
To hear extra from Fiorot, watch her full UFC Fight Night 195 media day interview above.