Michelle E. Waterson (born January 6, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion.
Fight Matrix ranks her #23 women’s strawweight fighter in the world.
Between 2013-2014 she was ranked #1 women’s atomweight fighter in the world.
As of July 26, 2018, she is #7 in the official UFC strawweight rankings.
A karate student since the age of 10, Waterson holds a black belt in American Free Style Karate and has also trained in WuShu, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling.
Waterson rose to fame as a contestant on the Muay Thai-themed Fight Girls reality show on the Oxygen television network.
She was also featured as one of the fighters in the MTV/MTV2 reality show Bully Beatdown.
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