VIDEO | Watch Michelle Waterson put Paige VanZant to sleep at UFC on FOX 22

By Chris Taylor - December 17, 2016

A key women’s strawweight tilt between Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson served as the main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 22 fight card in Sacramento, California.

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Michelle Waterson was able to dominate VanZant in tonight’s main event, eventually securing a fight-ending rear-naked choke in the very first-round.

Check out the finish below:

Below is a full recap of the fight.

Round one begins and Waterson throws a side kick to start. Paige comes forward and misses with a low kick. Michelle with another side kick. Paige comes forward with punches. Waterson with another side kick and Paige circles out. VanZant is utilizing a lot of movement here. Michelle catches her with a right hand. Paige clinches up and looks to score a trip. Michelle recognizes that ad does not let it happen. Waterson scores with a throw and immediately takes the back of VanZant on the ground. Michelle locks in a body triangle and then secures a rear-naked choke. It is tight. Paige is somehow defending here. She adjusts and cranks the hold. Paige goes to sleep. WOW!

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