Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson#9

The Karate Hottie

  • 18 - 9 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Age
    35
  • Height
    63 in 160 cm
  • Last Weigh-In
    125 lbs 57 kg
  • Reach
    62 in 157 cm
  • Leg reach
    35.5 in 90 cm
  • Women's Strawweight Division
  • Style
    BJJ, Karate
  • Born
    Colorado Springs, United States
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Chris Weidman

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Statistics

Wins

  • KO/TKO

    3 (17%)

  • DEC

    6 (33%)

  • SUB

    9 (50%)

Loss

  • KO/TKO

    1 (11%)

  • DEC

    5 (56%)

  • SUB

    3 (33%)

  • 13:4054

    Avg fight time

    88

    First round finishes

  • 15:4815

    Average fight time in the UFC

    1111

    Number of fights in the UFC

  • 0.700.70

    Submission attempts per 15 min

    1.401.40

    Takedowns per bout

  • 1515

    Takedowns Landed

    5252

    Takedown Attempted

  • 29%29

    Successful takedown

    61%61

    Takedown Defense

  • 3.783.78

    Sig. strikes landed (per min)

    5.235.23

    Sig. strikes absorbed (per min)

  • 656656

    Sig. strikes landed

    13751375

    Sig. strikes attempted

  • 48%48

    Accented punches accuracy

    55%55

    Sig. strikes defense

  • 879879

    Punches dealt

    16181618

    Punches thrown

  • 54%54

    Striking Accuracy

    0.1010

    Coup attempts per fight

Bout statistics by promotion

Promotion Bout
UFC 11
CB 1
EB 1
IFC 4
JMMAS 1
KOTC 1
RMBB 1
ROF 3
SF 1
Not defined 3

Sig. strikes by position

  • Standing

    453 (69%)

  • Clinch

    128 (20%)

  • Ground

    75 (11%)

Head

315

48%

Body

193

29%

Legs

148

23%

PRO Results

  • Waterson VS Marina Rodriguez

    08.05.2021 • UFC Fight Night

    18 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 1 - 2

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Marina Rodriguez

    08.05.2021 • UFC Fight Night

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    18 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 1 - 2

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      125 lbs (56.7 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs)

    • Odds

      +180 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      222

    • Sig. Strikes

      205

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Waterson VS Amanda Ribas

    23.01.2021 • UFC 257 • Status: cancelled

    18 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    10 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 257

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Angela Hill

    12.09.2020 • UFC Fight Night

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    17 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +120 Near Even

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      361

    • Sig. Strikes

      324

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Waterson VS Angela Hill

    22.08.2020 • UFC Fight Night • Status: cancelled

    17 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Carla Esparza

    09.05.2020 • UFC 249

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    17 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 249

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +120 Near Even

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      98

    • Sig. Strikes

      98

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Waterson VS Carla Esparza

    11.04.2020 • UFC on ESPN+ 30 • Status: cancelled

    17 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 30

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Joanna Jedrzejczyk

    12.10.2019 • UFC on ESPN+ 19

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    17 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 19

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +260 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      174

    • Sig. Strikes

      160

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Karolina Kowalkiewicz

    30.03.2019 • UFC on ESPN 2

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    16 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN 2

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      +135 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      167

    • Sig. Strikes

      149

    • Takedowns

      2

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      1

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Felice Herrig

    06.10.2018 • UFC 229

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    15 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 229

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +110 Near Even

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      163

    • Sig. Strikes

      107

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Cortney Casey

    14.04.2018 • UFC on FOX 29

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    14 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    7 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 29

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +155 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      103

    • Sig. Strikes

      84

    • Takedowns

      3

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Tecia Torres

    02.12.2017 • UFC 218

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    14 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    9 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 218

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +175 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      148

    • Sig. Strikes

      138

    • Takedowns

      2

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      1

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Rose Namajunas

    15.04.2017 • UFC on FOX 24

    Round
    2

    Time
    7.47

    Method
    Submission

    14 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    5 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 24

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      114.5 lbs (51.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -110 Near Even

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      44

    • Sig. Strikes

      33

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Paige VanZant

    17.12.2016 • UFC on FOX 22

    Round
    1

    Time
    3.21

    Method
    Submission

    13 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    7 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 22

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -125 Slight Favorite

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      18

    • Sig. Strikes

      17

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      2

    • Rev.

      0

  • Waterson VS Aisling Daly

    03.09.2016 • UFC Fight Night 93 • Status: cancelled

    13 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    16 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 93

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Waterson VS Tecia Torres

    12.12.2015 • UFC 194 • Status: cancelled

    13 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 194

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Angela Magana

    12.07.2015 • The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale

    Round
    3

    Time
    12.38

    Method
    Submission

    12 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -1000 Huge Favorite

    Statistics Michelle Waterson
    • Total Strikes

      120

    • Sig. Strikes

      60

    • Takedowns

      3

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      4

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Herica Tiburcio

    05.12.2014 • Invicta FC 10

    Round
    3

    Time
    11.04

    Method
    Submission

    12 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 10

    • Title bout

      Champion — Invicta FC Atomweight Championship

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      105 lbs (47.6 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      105.0 lbs (47.6 kgs)

    • Odds

      -600 Huge Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Yasuko Tamada

    06.09.2014 • Invicta FC 8

    Round
    3

    Time
    14.58

    Method
    KO/TKO

    11 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 8 - 3

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 8

    • Title bout

      Champion — Invicta FC Atomweight Championship

    • Win

      Knee & Punches

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      105 lbs (47.6 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      104.8 lbs (47.5 kgs)

    • Odds

      -1100 Huge Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Jessica Penne

    05.04.2013 • Invicta FC 5

    Round
    4

    Time
    17.31

    Method
    Submission

    10 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    10 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 5

    • Title bout

      Challenger — Invicta FC Atomweight Championship

    • Win

      Armbar

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      105 lbs (47.6 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      104.7 lbs (47.5 kgs)

    • Odds

      +385 Moderate Underdog

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Lacey Schuckman

    06.10.2012 • Invicta FC 3

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    9 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    7 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Invicta FC 3

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      105 lbs (47.6 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      106.0 lbs (48.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -340 Moderate Favorite

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Diana Rael

    21.01.2012 • Jackson's MMA Series 7

    Round
    1

    Time
    2.12

    Method
    Submission

    8 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    3 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Jackson's MMA Series 7

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      105 lbs (47.6 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Masako Yoshida

    24.04.2010

    Round
    1

    Method
    KO/TKO

    7 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    16 - 16 - 5

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Rosary Califano

    13.02.2010

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    6 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Elena Reid

    11.04.2009

    Round
    2

    Method
    KO/TKO

    6 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Karina Taylor

    14.03.2009

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    5 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Tyra Parker

    03.10.2008 • Strikeforce

    Round
    1

    Time
    1.20

    Method
    Submission

    4 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      115 lbs (52.2 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      111.4 lbs (50.5 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Krystal Macatol

    23.08.2008

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    3 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Thricia Poovey

    12.07.2008 • KOTC

    Round
    2

    Time
    10.00

    Method
    KO/TKO

    2 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      KOTC

    • Win

      Corner Stoppage

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      121 lbs (55.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Lynn Alvarez

    01.12.2007

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    2 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Jaime Cook

    15.09.2007

    Round
    1

    Method
    Submission

    1 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Alicia Gumm

    30.06.2007

    Round
    2

    Method
    Decision

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Waterson VS Andrea Miller

    16.02.2007

    Round
    3

    Method
    Decision

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

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