Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot UFC ON ESPN 54 Betting Picks and Prediction for Saturday, March 30, 2024

Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot – As the UFC makes its much-anticipated return to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Women’s Flyweight bout featuring Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield against Manon “The Beast” Fiorot is set to capture the attention of MMA enthusiasts worldwide. Both fighters come into this clash with impressive records, Blanchfield at 12-1-0 and Fiorot at 11-1-0, showcasing their dominant presence in the division. This matchup promises to be a crucial pivot in their careers and a highlight of UFC ON ESPN 54, presenting an exciting opportunity for UFC winning free picks.

Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot 

When: Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 10:00 PM ET

Where: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States


Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot Betting Odds


Erin Blanchfield Analysis

Erin Blanchfield, who is the one and only “Cold Blooded” amongst the UFC ranks has a record of 12-1-0. She is excellent for mixes – able to land 5.58 significant strikes per minute and striking accuracy of 52%. While Blanchfield’s shooting is also great, she is equally as amazing with her athletic skills for takedowns. For instance, she has an average of 2.86 takedowns per 15 minutes and 83% defense of takedowns. The fact that she won over Santos, her opponent in her latest fight, shows her versatility and aptitude at taking control of the matches, both in ground as well as in the feet. These aspects play into Blanchfields being a tough opponent and can be used possibly as a strategy to fight off Fiorot.

Manon Fiorot Analysis

Manon ”The Beast” Fiorot is an advocate for the striking prowess having 6.05 strikes landed per minute ceasing to just 2.4 strikes from Blanchfield. Though her pompous rate of accuracy is merely 39%, what she is doing is pressing the number of balls but not exactly with accuracy. Fiorot’s close down defense is one of the most effective, making it 69% defense versus the mighty fists, and an amazing 91% takedown defense. Even though her grappling statistics indicate less effective grappling with a takedown average of 1.36 per 15 minutes, Fiorot’s win over Namajunas underlines her capability to withstand pressure and to use her striking advantage. It will be uncanny to witness for how long she can deal with that if it goes to a battle which takes place on the ground and decides to beat her opponent Blanchfield with strikes.

Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot Stats

Average Fight Time10:2912:51
Height5′ 4″5′ 7″
Weight125 lbs.125 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.5.586.05
Striking Accuracy52%39%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.3.323.31
Takedowns Average/15 min.2.861.36
Takedown Accuracy36%46%
Takedown Defense83%91%
Submission Average/15 min.1.20.0

Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot Betting Picks

Statistics and recent performances notwithstanding, Blanchfield seems to have a lead during this encounter going by the fact that she is a better all-around player. Through the combination of her brilliant striking and grappling, she becomes such a strong opponent who is also hard to beat even by the likes of Fiorot, whose striking is great but may not be enough if the fight goes to the ground. It is also obvious that Blanchfield has the betting trends to her side as seen in her current position as the betting favorite.

Nevertheless, the striking and defensive skills of Fiorot are impressive; however, Blanchfield’s wrestling and more precise strikes could keep Fiorot on the defensive. How Blanchfield will manage himself and whether the match stays standing or goes to the mat will be a factor of success or failure for him. Hence, among these fighters, Blanchfield is the best fit for this fight due to her being endowed with the abilities to nullify Fiorot’s standup defense and get rid of the game plan of the latter fighter.

Free Pick: Erin Blanchfield -154

This fight is not just another confrontation of two up-and-coming fighters in the Women’s Flyweight Division but it shows those who are well-versed in the UFC the amount of talent that is present in the sport. For the fans and the bettors alike, this matchup serves as one of those rare opportunities where they can witness their careers being defined by both fights. Blanchfield’s versatility and Fiorot’s extraordinary force, the audience will be left excited. For bettors willing to stake money here, Erin Blanchfield is definitely the safest bet, a view widely depicted by top Canadian betting websites too. Emotion starts to grow with excitement, looking forward to the one-of-a-kind fight at UFC ON ESPN 54.