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 good reason. Waterson is known for her good looks and has shown she can turn some heads down a runway in a bikini as seen in the video above. Waterson first experienced being in the cage as a ring girl at a local MMA event and realized she was more interested in actually fighting in the cage than walking around holding the round number cards with her background in martial arts.
Waterson is ranked #6 on the official UFC strawweight rankings has a 14-4 professional MMA record is riding a two fight winning streak since making her way into the UFC. Waterson made her UFC debut on The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale where she submitted Angela Magana with a rear-naked choke in the third round. Injuries sidelined Waterson after her win over Magana and made her comeback over a year later, headlining her first UFC card against fellow female UFC star Paige VanZant. Waterson made quick work of VanZant, securing another rear-naked choke in the first round.
Waterson will be taking on a game opponent in the #4 ranked strawweight, Rose Namajunas. Namajunas holds a 5-3 professional MMA record, going 3-2 in the UFC and is coming off a close split decision loss to #2 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Prior to the loss against Kowalkiewicz, Namajunas was on a three-fight winning streak, picking up wins over Angela Hill, Paige VanZant, and Tecia Torres.
Who are you picking to win the UFC on FOX 24 co-main event between Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas? Let’s get your predictions in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/11/2017.