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Michelle Waterson-Gomez and Marina Rodriguez
Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson-Gomez plans to build off the "really great moments" she had against Marina Rodriguez in rematch at UFC Vegas 79

Cole Shelton - September 21, 2023

Michelle Waterson-Gomez is set for the first rematch of her carer. Waterson-Gomez is set to take on Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 79, as the two fought back in May of 2021. The fight was put together on short notice and was a five-round main event at 125lbs.

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 140 and UFC Vegas 79
Dan Ige

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 140 with Dan Ige, Michelle Waterson-Gomez, and Bryan Battle

Cole Shelton - September 19, 2023

The 140th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Vegas 79 this Saturday. We’re first joined by the 12th-ranked UFC featherweight and one-half of the co-main event, Dan Ige (2:01). Next, 13th-ranked UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson-Gomez (22:55) joins the show. Closing out the program is UFC welterweight Bryan Battle (37:42).

Angela Hill, Michelle Waterson
Michelle Waterson

Angela Hill reveals she is being trolled by Michelle Waterson’s mom ahead of her UFC fight with Mackenzie Dern

Cole Shelton - May 9, 2023

Angela Hill has a surprise troll in her Instagram comments. Hill is set to headline UFC Vegas 73 on May 20 against Mackenzie Dern as the fight was moved to next week’s card with the event needing a headliner. With Hill having an extra week to prepare, she posted a video of her training and she noticed in the comment section that Michelle Waterson’s mom was trolling her.

Michelle Waterson
Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson-Gomez plans to be "the dominant fighter" against Luana Pinheiro at UFC 287: "I wouldn't say she is a well-rounded fighter"

Cole Shelton - April 4, 2023

Michelle Waterson-Gomez is excited to stay with the UFC. ‘The Karate Hottie’ fought out her previous UFC contract last July, suffering a submission loss to Amanda Lemos. Despite the disappointing setback, the UFC re-signed her to a new eight-fight deal which Waterson-Gomez was obviously excited about.

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UFC

Michelle Waterson “super bummed” after submission loss to Amanda Lemos at UFC Long Island: “Best shape I’ve ever been in my life”

Susan Cox - July 18, 2022

Michelle Waterson is ‘super bummed’ after her loss to Amanda Lemos at UFC Long Island. It was Michelle Waterson (18-10 MMA) vs Amanda Lemos (12-2 MMA) this past Saturday in the strawweight co-main event. The result was a loss for Waterson via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:48 of Round 2.

Amanda Lemos, Michelle Waterson, UFC Long Island
Michelle Waterson

Pros react after Amanda Lemos stops Michelle Waterson at UFC Long Island

Chris Taylor - July 16, 2022

Today’s UFC Long Island event was co-headlined by a women’s strawweight fight featuring Michelle Waterson taking on Amanda Lemos. Waterson (18-10 MMA) had entered the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Marina Rodriguez her last time out. ‘The Karate Hottie’ has gone 1-3 over her past four Octagon appearances overall prior to today’s event.

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Michelle Waterson

UFC Long Island Results: Amanda Lemos stops Michelle Waterson (Video)

Chris Taylor - July 16, 2022

Today’s UFC Long Island event is co-headlined by a women’s strawweight fight featuring Michelle Waterson taking on Amanda Lemos. Waterson (18-9 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Marina Rodriguez her last time out. ‘The Karate Hottie’ has gone 1-3 over her past four Octagon appearances overall.

Donald Cerrone, UFC, Cowboy
Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson reveals Donald Cerrone is the one who got her into fighting: “He’s given people paths for a lot of people”

Harry Kettle - July 15, 2022

Michelle Waterson has revealed that Donald Cerrone was the fighter who convinced her to really pursue a mixed martial arts career. For many years Donald Cerrone has been viewed as a legend in the world of mixed martial arts and, in particular, in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The man known as ‘Cowboy’ has enjoyed some incredible moments throughout the course of his career and upon his retirement earlier this month, he was quick to give advice to the future stars of tomorrow.

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Dustin Jacoby

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 86 with Michelle Waterson, Dustin Jacoby, Felice Herrig, and Cody Brundage

Cole Shelton - July 12, 2022

The 86th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Long Island.

Michelle Waterson
UFC

Michelle Waterson reveals she's dealing with a potential "career-ending" injury

Cole Shelton - March 3, 2022

Michelle Waterson is dealing with a possible career-ending injury. Waterson was booked to fight Amanda Ribas at UFC Columbus on March 26 but was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury. Shortly after that, they were booked to fight at UFC 274 on May 7 but apparently, that won’t be happening as Waterson took to social media to reveal she’s dealing with a serious injury.

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Michelle Waterson

Photos | Michelle Waterson is sporting a much different look ahead of her newly announced UFC return

Christopher Taylor - December 7, 2021

‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson is sporting a much different look ahead of her newly announced UFC return. Yesterday news broke that Waterson (18-9 MMA) had booked a fight with fellow strawweight standout Amanda Ribas (11-2 MMA) for a UFC Fight Night event on March 26.

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Jessica Eye

UFC announces 3 new women’s matchups, including the returns of Michelle Waterson and Jessica Eye

Harry Kettle - December 7, 2021

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has booked three notable fights across three divisions, including the return of Michelle Waterson. While the UFC can look back and be proud of what they’ve produced so far in 2021, it’s always important to look ahead to the future – especially when you have as many events as they do. Across the next few months the groundwork is going to be laid for a string of high-profile bookings and in the last couple of days, the following three bouts have been set in stone for three different women’s divisions.

Marina Rodriguez, Michelle Waterson
Michelle Waterson

What's next for Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson after UFC Vegas 26?

Cole Shelton - May 10, 2021

In the main event of UFC Vegas 26, Marian Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson stepped up on short notice to headline the card up a weight class at flyweight. Rodriguez entered the fight coming off the biggest win of her career as she TKO’d Amanda Ribas at UFC 257 in January. The Brazilian was 3-1-2 in the UFC and her lone loss was a controversial split decision to Carla Esparza. Waterson, meanwhile, returned to the win column last September with a split decision win over Angela Hill.

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Michelle Waterson

Marina Rodriguez issues statement following decision win over Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 26

Adam D Martin - May 9, 2021

UFC women’s strawweight Marina Rodriguez issued a statement following her unanimous decision victory over Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 26. Rodriguez put forth an exceptional performance in the main event of UFC Vegas 26 on Saturday night as she outpointed Waterson for five rounds to take home a unanimous decision victory. Rodriguez showed off her world-class Muay Thai skills as she was also able to go a full, hard 25 minutes for the first time in her UFC career. Overall, it was a fantastic showing by Rodriguez, and even though the fight took place up a weight class at 125lbs, it was still a big win that should help her move up the women’s strawweight rankings, too.

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Marina Rodriguez

UFC Vegas 26 Bonus Report: Alex Morono takes home $50k for stopping 'Cowboy'

Chris Taylor - May 8, 2021

The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 26 event, a nine-bout fight card headlined by Michelle Waterson vs. Marina Rodriguez. The highly anticipated women’s flyweight main event proved to be a five-round war, with Rodriguez ultimately emerging victorious by way of unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 48-47).

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Michelle Waterson

UFC Vegas 26 Results: Marina Rodriguez defeats Michelle Waterson

Chris Taylor - May 8, 2021

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 26 event is headlined by a women’s flyweight bout featuring Marina Rodriguez taking on Michelle Waterson. Rodriguez and Waterson both normally compete at strawweight, however due to the short-notice of their main event booking, the pair will be competing at 125lbs this evening.

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UFC

UFC Vegas 26 weigh-in results: Headliners on point, but two fights scrapped

Adam D Martin - May 7, 2021

The official weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 26 took place on Friday in Las Vegas and we saw several weight misses and fights get canceled. The headliners for this card, Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson, both made weight, with each fighter coming in under the 126lbs non-title limit for the five-round main event. While the main event is official, however, there were a number of other bouts that were affected by weight misses on the card, with two fights needing to get scratched.

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UFC

UFC Vegas 26: Rodriguez vs. Waterson full betting odds

Cole Shelton - May 6, 2021

Check out the complete betting odds for this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 26 card featuring a short-notice flyweight bout between Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson. The UFC Vegas 26 main event features top-10 strawweights step up on just over a weeks’ notice to headline the card. The fight will also take place at flyweight due to the short notice. Rodriguez enters the scrap coming off a TKO win over Amanda Ribas in January. The Brazilian is 3-1-2 in the UFC with a notable win over Tecia Torres. Waterson, meanwhile, enters the fight coming off a split decision win over Angela Hill, which was also a short-notice main event.

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