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Jennifer Maia vs. Manon Fiorot set for UFC Columbus

Manon Fiorot who had to compete with Jessica Eye in UFC 272. But Jessica Eye who had to withdraw from the event for unknown eye reasons.

The former one-time title challenger announced via her Instagram that she was withdrawing from UFC272. She wrote

Hey Believe’rs , I’m sorry to report that I’m out of my fight at UFC 272 due to an injury I sustained last night🤯😞 . I’m extremely disappointed😩 as it was a INCREDIBLE camp with my original team back home in Cleveland @strongstyle_mma . My Apologies to my opponent and the UFC. I look forward to the opportunity to Entertain and fight in front you all again In a few weeks when I’m clear to return to full contact training.

But perhaps luck is on Manon Fiorot's side as he will still have a big chance to compete in front of him inside Octagon this month.

When we see Manon Fiorot try her luck with former title Jennifer Maia later this month. After missing a great opportunity, Manon Fiorot got an even better chance.

Several people familiar with the promotion plans confirmed that Fiorot will face former title challenger Jennifer Maya at UFC Columbus on March 26 at Nationwide Arena. MMA Janki was the first to report the pairing.

Fiorot (8-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was originally set to face Jessica Eye in UFC 272 this week before being forced to retire due to an eye injury. "The Beast" has been 3-0 since signing with the UFC, including a TKO win over Victoria Leonardo and Tabatha Ricci. In his most recent appearance, Fiorot showed off her skills in the way of a unanimous decision victory over Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Vegas 40 last October.

After giving a unanimous decision to Valentina Shevchenko on the occasion of her first title in UFC 255, Maia returned with a unanimous decision victory against Eye in UFC 264 last July. The No. 6 fighter in the MMA Fighting World rankings has not been able to maintain this momentum as she left the decision to Caitlin Chokagian in the January UFC Vegas 46 event. Maia has also signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, sources confirmed MMA Fighting.

The UFC Columbus will be represented by a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blades and Chris Docks.

With the addition, the current UFC Columbus lineup includes:

  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukaus

  • Max Griffin vs. Neil Magny

  • Sara McMann vs. Karol Rosa

  • Tucker Lutz vs. Seungwoo Choi

  • Askar Askarov vs. Kai Kara-France

  • Danaa Batgerel vs. Montel Jackso

  • Bryan Barberena vs. Matt Brown

  • Nate Landwehr vs. Lerone Murphy

  • Alexa Grasso vs. Joanne Wood

  • Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. Abusupiyan Magomedov

  • David Dvorak vs. Matheus Nicolau

  • Marc Diakiese vs. Viacheslav Borshchev

  • Luis Saldana vs. Bruno Souza

  • Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik


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