Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson
Michelle Waterson smiling UFC 229.jpg
Waterson interviewed after UFC 229
BornMichelle Eileen Waterson
(1986-01-06) January 6, 1986 (age 35)
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
Other namesThe Karate Hottie
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
DivisionAtomweight (2012–2015)
Strawweight (2007–2012, 2015–present)
Reach62 in (157 cm)[2]
StyleKarate, Muay Thai, BJJ
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico
TeamJackson Wink MMA Academy
RankBlack belt in American Freestyle Karate[3]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4] under Rafael de Freitas and Roberto Alencar[5]
Mixed martial arts record
Total26
Wins18
By knockout3
By submission9
By decision6
Losses8
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Michelle Waterson (born January 6, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist and model who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. Between 2013 and 2014, she was ranked the No. 1 women's atomweight fighter in the world.[6] As of January 25, 2021 she is #8 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings.[7]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - The Ultimate Fighter Finale American Top Team vs. Blackzilians". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Michelle Waterson UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Michelle Waterson - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Archived from the original on July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Markey, Ross (2020-09-13). "Michelle Waterson Manages Split Decision Win Over Angela Hill - UFC Vegas 10 Highlights". LowKickMMA.com. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  5. ^ @karatehottiemma (September 14, 2020). ""This was definitely unexpected! So honored to wear this brown belt under @baratagb with @tussagb and @graciebarranm (...)"". Retrieved October 4, 2020 – via Instagram.
  6. ^ "Fighter Profile : Michelle Waterson". www.fightmatrix.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2021-01-27.

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