Finishing the Fight: UFC Vegas 40

UFC Fight Island 8 Manon Fiorot
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 20: (R-L) Manon Fiorot of France punches Victoria Leonardo in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Every fighter has their go-to moves, especially specialists within certain martial arts disciplines. Their own signature styles can lead to spectacular finishes. Whether it’s a scary-good rear-naked choke that fighters just can’t seem to avoid once going to the ground or crazy power in a straight left hand that has dropped even granite-chinned fighters with ease, each fighter has a particular finishing move or sequence. Moves that have stuck in fan’s minds and come to define and describe their careers within the cage.

For UFC Vegas 40 we will take a look at some fighters with only a few (5 or less) fights in the UFC, rather than those fighters that are long-time UFC veterans with a bunch of finishes with the promotion.

Manon “The Beast” Fiorot (7-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 7

Via KO/TKO: 7

Via Submission: 0

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 2

Via KO/TKO: 2

(Victoria Leonardo, Tabatha Ricci)

Via Submission: 0

Manon Fiorot is a veteran of the Interantional MMA Federation where she won the world championships in 2017 as an amateur. Fiorot is also a veteran of the South African based EFC promotion and the Dubai based UAE Warriors promotion where she faced excellent competition.

Manon stays dangerous outside of the first round and has absolutely vicious striking combinations that are crisp and have little wasted movement.

5 of Manon’s 7 KOs/TKOs have come outside of the first round.