Erin Blanchfield looks forward to fighting for the title again: “I’m excited”

Erin Blanchfield shares his thoughts on fighting for the belt again.

by Aryan Lakhani
Erin Blanchfield looks forward to fighting for the title again: “I’m excited”
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Erin Blanchfield was one step away from becoming the new UFC flyweight champion of the world. However, the judges pulled her away from claiming the belt as they declared draw as a decision for the fight between Alexa Grasso and Erin Blanchfield.

Since that happened, Erin Blanchfield will have to prove herself on one more occasion before getting a title fight again; she is set to fight against Manon Fiorot on 30th March 2024. The winner of this fight will be the next title challenger.

It is worth knowing that both fighters are undefeated in the UFC and have the same number of winning streaks (6-0). However, on 30th March somebody’s ‘0’ is going to go (unless it's a draw again).

Erin Blanchfield on getting a title shot again

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Erin Blanchfield shared her thoughts on Manon Fiorot and the title shot opportunity.

“She’s a great fighter,” Blanchfield said, as quoted by “I feel like she’s the only other girl that people think deserves a title shot, too. I feel like it’s me and her have been neck-and-neck, winning fights.

I think we have about the same amount of wins or something like that. I’m really excited to go prove myself as the next title contender. I have no problem going and doing that. I know that it maybe takes a couple of extra fights, but proving that there’s nobody else that deserves that title shot more than me is something I’m excited to do and I’m looking for a finish March 30”.

Erin Blanchfield on Manon Fiorot

“She’s like a lanky kickboxer, I know she was a professional kickboxer before fighting MMA, but I feel like she’s used that to her advantage pretty much all her fights.

I feel like with Rose, she kind of kept her at distance. Rose was having a hard time closing the distance.I don’t think there’s anything too crazy dynamic about her game. She’s decently well-rounded, but she’s going to look to use her striking to keep me away.

I feel like that’s kind of the majority of her style. She’s a little older. She’s going to rely on what she feels like she’s good at”.