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Michelle Waterson Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 18-9-0

Born in Colorado Springs and raised in Aurora, Waterson is of European and Thai descent: her father is American and mother Thai. She began her modeling career in 2004 after she graduated from Aurora Central High School. She then attended the University of Denver until she realized she wanted to pursue a career in fighting.

Last Fight: Marina Rodriguez
Age: 36
Height 5'3"
Weight 115 lbs
Nick Name: "The Karate Hottie"
Nationality: United States
Association: Jackson-Wink MMA
18 Wins
KO / TKO
3
16%
Submission
9
50%
Decisions
6
33%
9 Losses
KO / TKO
1
11%
Submission
3
33%
Decisions
5
55%

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Reach 62 in (157 cm)
Team Jackson Wink MMA Academy (2007–present)
Rank Black belt in American Freestyle Karate Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rafael de Freitas and Roberto Alencar
Years active 2007–present (MMA) 2008 (Kickboxing)

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Michelle Waterson next fight?
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Michelle Waterson last fight?
Michelle Waterson lost her last fight against Marina Rodriguez by Decision (Unanimous) on May. 08, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 24 - Rodriguez vs. Waterson.
Is Michelle Waterson retired?
Michelle Waterson last fought Marina Rodriguez 1 year 4 months and 17 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Michelle Waterson?
Michelle Waterson has a 66% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 50% of her fights.
Out of the 14 fights we have recorded, her opening odds average is a -397 favorite, and out of 7 favored matches, she has won 71% of them.
As an underdog she has been in 7 matches, with a win rate of 42% and an odds average of +172.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 14 of Michelle Waterson betting fights, you would have made $228.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of her opponents, you would have lost $37.
Where is Michelle Waterson from?
Michelle Waterson is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.
Has Michelle Waterson ever been knocked out?
Michelle Waterson has lost 1 time by KO/TKO. Their only defeat TKO (Punches) from Elena Reid on Apr. 11, 2009 at AG - Extreme Beat Down
How long has Michelle Waterson been fighting?
Michelle Waterson has been fighting for a period of 14 years 1 month 23 days, her first fight was on Feb. 16, 2007 at ROF 28 - Evolution. She has accumalated roughly 4 hours, 46 minutes and 3 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Marina Rodriguez UFC on ESPN 24 - Rodriguez vs. Waterson
May/08/2021
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Angela Hill UFC Fight Night 177 - Waterson vs. Hill
Sep/12/2020
Decision (Split) Marc Goddard 5 5:00
loss Carla Esparza UFC 249 - Ferguson vs. Gaethje
May/09/2020
Decision (Split) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
loss Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC Fight Night 161 - Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson
Oct/12/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Karolina Kowalkiewicz UFC on ESPN 2 - Barboza vs. Gaethje
Mar/30/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Felice Herrig UFC 229 - Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor
Oct/06/2018
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
win Cortney Casey UFC on Fox 29 - Poirier vs. Gaethje
Apr/14/2018
Decision (Split) Chris Tognoni 3 5:00
loss Tecia Torres UFC 218 - Holloway vs. Aldo 2
Dec/02/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Keith Peterson 3 5:00
loss Rose Namajunas UFC on Fox 24 - Johnson vs. Reis
Apr/15/2017
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Keith Peterson 2 2:47
win Paige VanZant UFC on Fox 22 - VanZant vs. Waterson
Dec/17/2016
Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) John McCarthy 1 3:21
win Angela Magana UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale
Jul/12/2015
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Herb Dean 3 2:38
loss Herica Tiburcio Invicta FC 10 - Waterson vs. Tiburcio
Dec/05/2014
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Chris Reed 3 1:04
win Yasuko Tamada Invicta FC 8 - Waterson vs. Tamada
Sep/06/2014
TKO (Knee and Punch) Greg Franklin 3 4:58
win Jessica Penne Invicta FC 5 - Penne vs. Waterson
Apr/05/2013
Submission (Armbar) John McCarthy 4 2:31
win Lacey Sears Invicta FC 3 - Penne vs. Sugiyama
Oct/06/2012
Decision (Split) Michelle Drake Browning 3 5:00
win Diana Rael JMMAS - Jackson's MMA Series 7
Jan/21/2012
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Raul Porrata 1 2:12
win Masako Yoshida Crowbar MMA - Spring Brawl
Apr/24/2010
TKO (Punches) Daniel Grimestad 1 4:17
win Rosary Califano EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 6
Feb/13/2010
Submission (Flying Armbar) 1 0:15
loss Elena Reid AG - Extreme Beat Down
Apr/11/2009
TKO (Punches) 2 1:50
win Karina Taylor DCMMAS - Duke City MMA Series 1
Mar/14/2009
Technical Submission (Armbar) 1 2:36
win Tyra Parker Strikeforce - Payback
Oct/03/2008
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Tim Mills 1 1:20
win Krystal Macatol SCA - Duke City Bike and Brawl 2
Aug/23/2008
Submission (Armbar) 1 0:22
win Thricia Poovey KOTC - Badlands
Jul/12/2008
TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 5:00
loss Lynn Alvarez ROF 31 - Undisputed
Dec/01/2007
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Jerome Locke 1 1:19
win Jaime Cook ROF 30 - Domination
Sep/15/2007
Submission (Armbar) Jerome Locke 1 1:33
loss Alicia Gumm RMBB - Battle of the Arts
Jun/30/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Tim Mills 2 5:00
win Andrea Miller ROF 28 - Evolution
Feb/16/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Jerome Locke 3 3:00