Asian American mixed martial artist Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson will be headlining Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card against Paige “12 Gauge” VanZant in a 115 lbs strawweight bout. The event will be in Sacramento, VanZant’s home court.
Since her win over Angela Magana at her UFC debut back in the summer of 2015, Waterson has had to cancel two fights due to injuries.
VanZant is coming off a win against Bec Rawlings, but spent the earlier part of this year getting into the finals of Dancing with the Stars.
I predict Waterson to win, not just because she’s more seasoned and experienced. Waterson’s game and skills are a lot more refined. Plus, the Karate Hottie is fighting out of what is consistently considered the best MMA fight gym out there, Jackson-Wink MMA.
Of course, anything can happen in the octagon, but I’m looking forward to seeing Waterson making her way up the ranks and taking that UFC strawweight belt.