Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson
Michelle Waterson smiling UFC 229.jpg
Waterson interviewed after UFC 229
BornMichelle Eileen Waterson[1]
(1986-01-06) January 6, 1986 (age 35)
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
Other namesThe Karate Hottie
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[2]
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
DivisionAtomweight (2012–2015)
Strawweight (2007–2012, 2015–present)
Flyweight (2008, 2021)
Reach62 in (157 cm)[3]
StyleKarate
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico
TeamJackson Wink MMA Academy (2007–present)[4]
RankBlack belt in American Freestyle Karate[5]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[5][6] under Rafael de Freitas and Roberto Alencar[7]
Years active2007–present (MMA)
2008 (Kickboxing)
Kickboxing record
Total1
Wins0
Losses1
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins18
By knockout3
By submission9
By decision6
Losses9
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision5
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Michelle Eileen Waterson[1] (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.[8] As of August 9, 2021, she is #10 UFC women's strawweight rankings[9]

  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: May 8, 2021
  2. ^ "Fight Card - The Ultimate Fighter Finale American Top Team vs. Blackzilians". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Michelle Waterson UFC Profile". UFC.com. September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  4. ^ James Iannotti (October 2, 2008). "'Karate Hottie' Michelle Waterson readies for Strikeforce debut". mmamania.com.
  5. ^ a b "Michelle Waterson | UFC". UFC.com. September 14, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2021.
  6. ^ Markey, Ross (September 13, 2020). "Michelle Waterson Manages Split Decision Win Over Angela Hill - UFC Vegas 10 Highlights". LowKickMMA.com. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  7. ^ @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.
  8. ^ "Fighter Profile : Michelle Waterson". www.fightmatrix.com. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "UFC Rankings | UFC.com". www.ufc.com. Retrieved August 11, 2021.

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