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It seems like a simple formula, really. Perform well, throw something cool and earn a stoppage win but, of course, it’s easier to say than to do. Ricci comes to the UFC with an undefeated record, and given Fiorot’s impressive performance last time out, there’s some hype up for grabs if Fiorot looks past the Brazilian.

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However, Fiorot’s 6-1 professional record belies her combat experience. After a successful amateur karate and Muay Thai career, Fiorot competed in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships as a member of France’s national team, capturing the gold medal in 2017. She parlayed that success into her pro career, becoming the first French woman to earn a win in the Octagon. With mixed martial arts competition legally recognized in France, Fiorot stands as a bit of a trailblazer, and while she accepts that position wholeheartedly, she also understands the best thing she could do to fulfill that role is to achieve as much as she possibly can.


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