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"The Karate Hottie"

Michelle Waterson


Photo from MMAnytt via youtube.com
Win Rate
64 %
Finish Rate
56 %
Decision Win %
55 %

Michelle Waterson

5' 3 (160 cm)
62 in. (5' 2/157 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Rafael de Freitas and Roberto Alencar
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Born in Colorado Springs and raised in Aurora, Waterson is of European and Thai descent: her father is American and mother Thai. She began her modeling career in 2004 after she graduated from Aurora Central High School. She then attended the University of Denver until she realized she wanted to pursue a career in fighting.
Fighter Trivia
Waterson is married to former U.S. Armed Forces amateur boxing champion Joshua Gomez. On September 16, 2010, Waterson announced that she was pregnant with her first child and recently engaged. Waterson got her 'Karate Hottie' nickname after she went to a Hooters calendar shoot.

Awards & Accolades

  • Invicta FC: Atomweight Championship (One time). One Successful Title Defense
  • Invicta FC: One Successful Title Defense
  • Invicta FC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Lacey Schuckman and Hérica Tibúrcio
  • Invicta FC: One Successful Title Defense
  • Women's MMA Awards: 2013 Atomweight of the Year
  • Women's MMA Awards: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jessica Penne on April 5
  • Women's MMA Awards: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. Hérica Tibúrcio on December 5
  • AwakeningFighters.com WMMA Awards: 2013 Atomweight of the Year
  • AwakeningFighters.com WMMA Awards: 2014 Atomweight of the Year
  • FightBooth.com: 2014 Most Vulgar Display of Power Award (Beatdown of the Year) vs. Yasuko Tamada
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Paige VanZant
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Angela Hill
  • MMAjunkie.com: 2020 September Fight of the Month vs. Angela Hill

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