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The implications for this fight are high, as the winner should be catapulted into the division’s top fifteen rankings. Manon Fiorot has been nothing but flawless thus far in the UFC. She is a powerful kickboxer, who strikes at a high output. Defensively sound, Fiorot uses her excellent mobility to evade her opponents. Mayra Bueno Silva is a submission artist, who has keyed on being a striker. In four UFC fights, Silva has yet to attempt a takedown. Instead, her opponents have initiated the grappling, only to find themselves on the wrong side of a submission. 

As for a prediction, I have Fiorot winning. If Silva inclines on strictly striking with Fiorot, I believe she is headed for a bad night. While Silva has shown good offensive striking, the same can’t be said defensively. Absorbing nearly five significant strikes a minute, Silva makes for an easy target. As long as Fiorot sticks to strictly striking, she should land over 100 significant strikes on Silva en route to a decision victory.

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