Michelle Waterson is a Mixed Martial Artist, Athlete, Model, Instagram Influencer, and UFC Fighter from Colorado, United States. In addition, Michelle Waterson competed as a mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In addition, he was the number one atomicweight fighter in the world for 2013-2014.
At January 6, 1986, Michelle Waterson was born in Aurora, Colorado. Michelle’s zodiac sign is Capricorn and she currently is 35 years old. Also, Michelle’s real birth name is Michelle Eileen Waterson. Additionally, Michelle holds American citizenship and is of European and Thai ethnicity.
Michelle’s father is of American descent and her mother is of Thai descent. Also, Michelle has a sister named Shanna Waterson. Apart from that, there is no other information about Michelle’s early childhood. Considering Michelle’s success, we can assume that her parents raised her and her sister well in their hometown.
Michelle Waterson attended and graduated from Aurora Central High School in Aurora, Colorado. Michelle later graduated from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Apart from that, there is no further information about Michelle’s other academic achievements.
Michelle Waterson began her modeling career after graduating from Aurora Central High School in 2004. Michelle later realized she wanted to pursue a career in martial arts when she attended the University of Denver. Previously, Michelle was interested in gymnastics, but could not pay for tuition and began karate at the age of ten. In addition, Michelle has a black belt in American Freestyle Karate and has also trained in Wushu, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing and wrestling.
In addition, Michelle was also a competitor on Oxygen’s Muay Thai reality show Fight Girls. In addition, Michelle also starred in the MTV/MTV2 reality show Bully Beatdown as one of the fighters. On February 16, 2007, Michelle began her MMA career by winning the fight against Andrea Miller at Ring of Fire 28: Evolution. Michelle later fought Freestyle Cage Fighting Champion Lynn Alvarez but was defeated by submission in the first round on December 1, 2007. Also, Michelle made her Strikeforce debut against Tyra Parker on Strikeforce: Payback on October 3, 2008.
Michelle won the fight against Tyra via rear-naked choke submission in the first round. On March 1, 2009, Michelle won the fight against Karina Taylor by armbar submission in the first round of Duke City MMA Series 1. At Apache Gold: Extreme Beatdown, Michelle was defeated in the second round by former WIBA and IFBA Flyweight Boxing Champion Elena Reid defeated round by TKO. In addition, until January 21, 2012, Michelle fought various opponents in the independent circuit.
Invicta FC Atomic Weight Champion and UFC
Michelle made them Invicta Combat Championships Debut by defeating Lacey Schuckman by split decision at Invicta FC 3 on October 6, 2012. On April 5, 2013, Michelle defeated Jessica Penne via armbar submission to become the Invicta FC Atomweight Champion in the Invicta FC 5 Main Event. Michelle however, lost the title on December 5, 2014 to Brazilian Hérica Tibúrcio via guillotine choke submission at Invicta FC 10. Michelle signed with the UFC and was scheduled to fight in the women’s strawweight category on April 28, 2015. On July 12, 2015, Michelle made her promotional debut, winning the fight against Angela Magana via submission. Michelle was unable to fight Tecia Torres at UFC 194 due to a knee injury. In December 2016, Michelle returned after over a year and a half of recovery from her injuries.
At UFC on Fox 22, Michelle defeated Paige VanZant via rear naked choke in the first round. On April 15, 2017, Michelle lost via rear naked choke to Rose Namajunas at UFC on Fox 24. At UFC 218 on December 2, 2017, Michelle lost to Tecia Torres by unanimous decision. Also, Michelle took part in three fights and won all of them. However, Michelle lost to Joanna Jędrzejczyk on October 12, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+19. Michelle then faced Carla Esparza at UFC 249 but lost the fight via split decision. On May 8, 2021, Michelle lost to Marina Rodriguez via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 24.
achievements and fortune
Michelle Waterson once won the Atomweight Championship with Invicta FC. In 2013, Michelle won the 2013 Atomweight of the Year and 2013 Fight of the Year at the Women’s MMA Awards. The following year, Michelle again won Fight of the Year in the 2014 Women’s MMA Awards. Michelle was twice named Atomweight of the Year by the AwakeningFighters WMMA Awards in 2013 and 2014. At UFC, Michelle won once performance of the night and once fight of the night. MMAjunkie awarded Michelle September 2020 Fight of the Month.
Michelle Waterson has made a lot of money as a professional mixed martial artist. According to online sources that estimated net worth by Michelle is around $700,000. Also, Michelle’s salary is $31,500 per game.
Michelle Waterson got married Joshua Gomez in 2012. Michelle’s husband Joshua was a former amateur boxing champion in the United States Armed Forces. Also, Michelle and Joshua have been together for a long time. Also, in March 2011, Michelle gave birth to their daughter named Araya.
Speaking of Michelle Waterson’s rumors and controversy, she’s not a part of it as of yet. Other than that, Michelle Waterson is focused on her personal and professional life. Also, Michelle Waterson likes to stay away from the rumors and controversy.
body measurement and social media
Michelle Waterson is in line 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 52 kg. Michelle has brunette hair and brown eyes. Also, Michelle’s bra size is 31B and her body measurements are 32-24-32.
Michelle Waterson is quite active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Her Instagram Account @karatehottiemma has over 1.7 million followers. On Twitter, Michelle has over 107.8k followers, Michelle has over 325k followers on her official Facebook page.