Michelle Waterson is an American MMA fighter, who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion and currently ranked number 6 contender in the UFC women’s strawweight division.
Michelle Waterson was born on January 6, 1986 in Colorado Springs and raised in Aurora. She began her modeling career in 2004 after she graduated from Aurora Central High School. A karate student since the age of 10, Waterson holds a black belt in American Free Style Karate and blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She has also trained in WuShu, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling. Between 2013-2014 she was ranked number 1 women’s atomweight fighter in the world
Michelle Waterson made the transition from ring girl to fighter with the help of Donald Cerrone, and made her MMA debut on February 16, 2007. Her first fight was versus Andrea Miller, winning with Unanimous Decision. Michelle Waterson’s record in UFC is 14-5.