The former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight
queen is taking her trade to a new division.

According to
MMA Junkie
on Friday, Rose
(11-5) will be relocating to 125 pounds on Sept. 2.
At that
UFC Fight Night 226
event in Paris, she will be meeting top
contender Manon
(10-1). News of this pairing has since been confirmed by
the UFC
shortly after it broke.

This will be the former 115-pound titleholder’s first trip back to
flyweight since she was an amateur, all the way back in 2011. “Thug
Rose” surrendered her throne to Carla
a second time in May 2022, dropping a razor-close split
decision to her nemesis. That defeat snapped an impressive
three-fight win streak, with a revenge decision over Jessica
followed by two victories over Weili Zhang
in 2021.

Fiorot has been a woman possessed since joining the roster in 2021,
racking up five straight wins over increasingly stiff competition.
A pair of knockouts over Victoria
and Tabatha
springboarded her into a matchup against Mayra
Bueno Silva
in later 2021. Upon emerging victorious on the
scorecards, this set “The Beast” up for higher-stakes matches
against Jennifer
and Katlyn
in 2022, both of which she passed to make her one of
the top-ranked women in her division.

UFC Fight Night 226, also known as UFC Paris, will be appropriately
held in Paris at the Accor Arena on Sept. 2. Headlining the fight
card will be a heavyweight fracas between Ciryl Gane
and Sergey
for a potential title shot. While the bout listing is
otherwise limited and the order is far from set, other featured
matchups include a light heavyweight tilt between Volkan
and Azamat
, and a pair of women’s bantamweight contests when
makes her debut against Joselyne
while Zarah
Fairn dos Santos
battles Hailey

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Rose Namajunas Moves to Flyweight to Take on Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris