MMA Preview – Maryna Moroz vs Manon Fiorot at UFC Vegas 28

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MARYNA MOROZ VS MANON FIOROT FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 28? Saturday 5th June, 2021 -22:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 28? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 28? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC Vegas 28 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 28? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

MARYNA MOROZ VS MANON FIOROT LOWDOWN

Unfortunately, we have only seen Maryna Moroz (10-3) once a year since 2016. She has been in the UFC for over six years and is 5-3 but is yet to make a real impression. She has the talent but just has not been active enough. She lost unanimous decisions to Carla Esparza (2017) and Angela Hill (2018) which was a valuable learning curve and although she has only fought twice since, the earnt very impressive unanimous decisions over Sabina Mazo and Marya Bueno Silva.

Manon Fiorot (6-1) made quite the impression on her UFC debut four months ago. She stepped up on short notice replacing Natalia Silva to take on Victoria Leonardo and proved she is more than worthy of her place on the roster. She schooled Leonardo on the feet and sealed a second-round knockout with a vintage head kick. That made it five knockouts out of her six wins transitioning brilliantly from her karate background.

MARYNA MOROZ VS MANON FIOROT PREDICTION

Fiorot is a welcome addition to the women’s flyweight as an aggressive and exciting striker with knockout power. However, this is a very tough match-up for her in just her second UFC and eighth professional MMA fight.

Moroz is a very slick boxer and has a significant advantage when it comes to experience. Fiorot’s grappling is a glaring question mark but fortunately for her, Moroz does not tend to grapple. She has the ability to, so if she can mix in clinch work and trips to close the distance, she can nullify Fiorot’s weapons.

Fiorot is clearly very dangerous on the feet, particularly her kicking game. If Moroz is passive and gives her room, expect Fiorot to eat her up attacking her legs and body, setting up that piercing front and head kick.

This is a close fight to call and if Moroz can sit behind her jab and then tie Fiorot up to expose her grappling, we can easily see her winning a decision, but Fiorot’s power may be too much and if she can overwhelm the Ukrainian for the first two rounds, she will earn a decision or even a knockout.

Prediction: Fiorot via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

Value Bet: Moroz via Decision

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