Michelle Waterson News

Jun 28, 2017 8:26 am

VIDEO | Go behind the scenes of Michelle Waterson’s Body Issue photoshoot

Over the years, we’ve seen a number of high-profile mixed martial artists strip down for ESPN’s Body Issue, from Gina Carano, to Jon Jones, to Miesha Tate. The latest fighter to do so is UFC strawweight contender and former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson – otherwise known as “The Karate Hottie.” In this year’s edition of...

Apr 17, 2017 2:19 pm

PHOTO | Michelle Waterson sports two black eyes following loss with her head up

UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson lost for the first time in the UFC over the weekend. Waterson met Rose Namajunas at UFC on FOX 24 and was submitted in the second round by a rear-naked choke locked on by Namajunas. Following the fight, Waterson took to social media where she addressed her loss and gave some...

Apr 16, 2017 10:43 am

Michelle Waterson issues statement after tough loss to Rose Namajunas

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 24, fan favorite strawweight “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson stepped onto the canvas with the ever-dangerous Rose Namajunas. Had she won this fight, she likely would have earned herself a shot at the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade’s strawweight title fight, which is...

Apr 15, 2017 8:04 pm

Pros react to Rose Namajunas submission victory over Michelle Waterson

Perennial women’s strawweight contender Rose Namajunas scored an impressive second-round submission victory (rear-naked choke) over Michelle Waterson in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 24 fight card in Kansas City. Rose was able to catch “The Karate Hottie” with a brutal high kick early in the second-round that sent Waterson crashing to the...

Apr 15, 2017 6:32 pm

UFC on FOX 24 Results: Rose Namajunas submits Michelle Waterson (VIDEO)

UFC on FOX 24 Results: Michelle Waterson vs. Rose Namajunas A key women’s strawweight fight between Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 24 fight card in Kansas City. Rose Namajunas starts off quickly but misses with an early combination. Waterson lands a nice side kick and...

Apr 12, 2017 8:43 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk expects to fight the UFC Kansas City co-main event winner next

This weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Kansas City, Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas will collide in a crucial strawweight contender bout. The winner of this fight could well earn the next crack at the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade’s UFC 211 title fight – at least, that’s what...

Apr 11, 2017 10:58 am

VIDEO | That time Michelle Waterson strutted her stuff in a bikini competition

Michelle Waterson will be looking to pick up her third straight win in the UFC this weekend as she takes on Rose Namajunas in the co-main event of the UFC on FOX 24 card taking place in Kansas City, Missouri. Waterson has shown her talents in the Octagon but is nicknamed “The Karate Hottie” for...

Mar 20, 2017 6:17 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk praises Michelle Waterson, blasts Rose Namajunas

This May, in the co-main event of UFC 211, dominant UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to make the fifth defense of her title against dangerous Brazilian contender Jessica Andrade. While Jedrzejczyk’s victory against an opponent of Andrade’s caliber is far from guaranteed, she is already looking ahead to her next challenge as UFC...

Feb 12, 2017 1:30 pm

Namajunas vs. Waterson and three other fights added to UFC on FOX 24

During last night’s UFC 208 preliminary broadcast, the promotion announced that a key women’s strawweight bout featuring Michelle Waterson taking on Rose Namajunas was set for UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City on April 15. Michelle Waterson was last seen inside the octagon in December where she scored a first-round submission victory over Paige...

Feb 11, 2017 11:44 am

Ahead of UFC 208, Michelle Waterson shows appreciation for teammate Holly Holm

Tonight at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will step into the Octagon against kickboxing veteran Germaine de Randamie for a highly anticipated showdown that will see one woman crowned the inaugural women’s featherweight champion. Ahead of the fight, top ranked women’s strawweight, and Holly Holm’s Jackson-Winkeljohn teammate,...

Feb 5, 2017 10:09 am

After UFC Houston win, Felice Herrig wants Michelle Waterson or Paige VanZant

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Houston, Texas with UFC Fight Night 104. In the co-main event of this exciting card, 23-year-old strawweight prospect Alexa Grasso took on veteran Felice Herrig. From the early vantage point, Grasso was widely expected to blow through her experienced foe – as evidenced by her status as...

Jan 6, 2017 11:21 am

Rose Namajunas explains callout of “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson

Long-time strawweight contender Rose Namajunas is currently riding a loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and she knows just who she wants to fight to bounce back from that loss. The ever-entertaining strawweight has been vocal in her desire for a fight with “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson, who scored a first-round submission win over Paige VanZant...

Dec 19, 2016 9:30 am

Rose Namajunas calls for fight with “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, former Invicta Fighting Championship atomweight queen Michelle Waterson scored a huge win over highly regarded prospect Paige VanZant. Waterson earned this win by putting VanZant to sleep with a first-round rear-naked choke. In victory, the former Invicta champ continues her march up the...

Dec 17, 2016 11:44 pm

MMA community reacts to Michelle Waterson’s submission of Paige VanZant

Saturday night in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ women’s strawweight prospects Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown which likely would see the winner catapulted into the top 5 of the women’s strawweight division. While VanZant came out of the gate looking extremely quick, Waterson...

Aug 13, 2016 11:19 am

PHOTO | Michelle Waterson suffers broken finger in training

‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson is currently in the midst of a string of injuries that has seen her sidelined for over a year. After submitting Angela Magana at the TUF 21 Finale, Waterson was forced out of her UFC 194 bout with a knee injury. After news surfaced earlier this week that her opponent...