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Fiorot defeats Jersey girl Blanchfield in Atlantic City

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC fighter Manon Fiorot defeated Jersey girl Erin Blanchfield in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card on Saturday night at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fiorot won by unanimous decision.

All three judges had the fight 50-45.

UFC fighter Manon Fiorot kicks Erin Blanchfield during UFC Fight Night
Manon Fiorot kicks Erin Blanchfield during UFC Fight Night (Photo by Michelle Farsi/Getty Images)

“Cold Blooded” Blanchfield had a homecoming of sorts. She was born in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. According to Google Maps, barring traffic, it is a two-hour drive. Elmwood Park is closer to New York City.

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“The Beast” Fiorot improved to 12-1 in her MMA career. The flyweight competitor has won 12 straight bouts.

Her lone loss came to Leah McCourt at Cage Warriors 94 on June 16th, 2018 in a split decision in her first pro bout. Fiorot is now 7-0 in the UFC since 2021.

She has won five straight bouts via unanimous decision. Her last non-unanimous win came when she defeated Tabatha Ricci at UFC Fight Night 189 by TKO (Punches) in the second round.

Blanchfield suffered her second loss in her career. She had won nine straight bouts before the loss to Fiorot.

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Her other loss came to Tracy Cortez at Invicta FC 34 by a split decision on February 15th, 2019.

She is now 6-1 in the UFC. Following the loss, she will look to rebound to get back to her winning ways in her next bout in the Octagon whenever that may be.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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