Erin Blanchfield vs Manon Fiorot Upgraded to Main Event at UFC Atlantic City

The UFC has announced that the flyweight bout between Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot will now headline UFC Atlantic City on March 30, replacing the originally planned welterweight contest between Sean Brady and Vicente Luque due to Brady’s injury.

Well, folks, we’ve got a change in the lineup. The UFC’s Atlantic City return is now headlined by a high-stakes flyweight bout.

Who’s in the spotlight, you ask? Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot, that’s who. The UFC dropped the news on Thursday. The bout’s been bumped up to the main event of UFC Atlantic City. The date? March 30. The venue? None other than Boardwalk Hall.

Now, here’s the twist. Dana White, the big boss of UFC, initially had a different plan. He’d announced a welterweight contest between Sean Brady and Vicente Luque as the main event. But, you know what they say about the best-laid plans. Brady’s injury threw a wrench in the works, and the bout never fully materialized.

So, who’s Erin Blanchfield? She’s stepping into her second UFC headliner with a pretty impressive record. Nine straight wins, including a 6-0 start in the octagon. They don’t call her “Cold Blooded” for nothing. She went 2-0 in 2023, even finishing off former world champ Jessica Andrade at UFC Vegas 69. Oh, and let’s not forget her decision win over Taila Santos, a one-time title challenger, at UFC Singapore last August.

And what about Manon Fiorot? She’s been unstoppable since her pro debut in 2018. Also boasting a 6-0 record in the UFC, “The Beast” is stepping into her first UFC main event. Her most recent victory? A high-profile win against former champ Rose Namajunas at UFC Paris last September.

So, there you have it. The stage is set for a thrilling showdown in Atlantic City.


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