Rose Namajunas is a slight underdog vs Manon Fiorot

Fiorot vs Namajunas Odds & Picks: Thug Rose Out Of Her League

UFC Paris features a double hometown headliner Saturday. Before Ciryl Gane takes on Serghei Spivac in the main event, female flyweights Manon Fiorot and Rose Namajunas will have 15 minutes to shine in the co-main slot. 

Fiorot, who fights out of France, is a -200 favorite over the former strawweight champ Namajunas (+170).

Manon Fiorot vs Rose Namajunas Odds

Fiorot vs Namajunas Odds
Manon Fiorot-200
Rose Namajunas+170

Odds as of September 1

Per our odds calculator, a $100 bet on Fiorot's -200 odds (66.67% implied chance) pays out $150. The same $100 on Namajunas at +170 odds (37.04% implied chance) pays out $270.

How To Watch UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Spivac

With the card taking place in Europe, prelims begin at 12 p.m. ET. The main card begins at 3 p.m.

View the entire UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Spivac odds & main card here.

  • Date/Time: September 2, 12 p.m. ET
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Arena: Accor Arena
  • Where to Watch: ESPN, Cable Provider

Ciryl Gane vs Serghei Spivac Tale Of The Tape

FighterManon FiorotRose Namajunas
Record10-1 (5-0 UFC)12-5 (9-4 UFC)
Avg. Fight Time12:2613:36
Sig. Strikes Per Minute6.583.66
Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute3.143.50
Takedowns Per 15 Minutes1.691.61
Takedown Accuracy50%57%
Takedown Defense83%60%

Fiorot vs Namajunas Betting Preview: How To Bet on This Fight

Let's start with "Thug" Rose. She's a multiple-time strawweight champion with some massive moments (many of which as the betting underdog) in her eight-year UFC career. I don't doubt she could pull off another upset, but she'll have to overcome significant obstacles.

First, this is Namajunas' first fight at flyweight. She wasn't a very physically imposing strawweight, and now she'll face Fiorot, arguably the hottest flyweight on the planet not named Alexa Grasso. Fiorot has won five straight bouts to kick off her UFC career.

I don't see any real advantages for Rose. She's shorter than Fiorot and, in my opinion, doesn't possess a grappling advantage. "The Beast" also throws punches at a far higher volume than Namajunas, which will bode very well in a bout destined to go the distance.

Fiorot vs Namajunas Pick

I'll be betting Fiorot in the -170 to -200 range. She's a perfect bet for a modest straight-up play or a reliable base bet for a parlay. 

For more value, I'll take Fiorot by decision.

Pick: Fiorot to win (-200); Value play on Fiorot by decision (+145)

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