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Michelle Waterson Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Husband, UFC, Career, Record

Michelle Waterson Biography: Michelle Eileen Waterson-Gomez is a famous American mixed martial artist, stuntwoman, actress, and former model who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. From 2013 to 201, she was ranked in the number 1 position as the women’s atomweight fighter in the entire world. In this year she was ranking on number 14th in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings.

Michelle Waterson Biography

Michelle Waterson was born in Colorado Springs on January 6, 1986, and raised in Aurora. She is of European and Thai beginning; her father is American, while her mother is Thai. She began modeling after graduating from Aurora Central High School in 2004. She then attended the University of Denver until she realized she wanted to fight professionally.

Michelle Waterson Wiki

NameMichelle Waterson
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1986
Age38 years old (as of 2024)
Birth PlaceAurora, Colorado, U.S.
Height5ft 3inch
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$1 Million
Car CollectionN/A

Michelle Waterson’s Personal Life

Michelle Waterson is married to Joshua Gomez, a former US Armed Forces amateur boxing champion. Waterson revealed her pregnancy with her first child on September 16, 2010. On March 18, 2011, she gave birth to a daughter.

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Michelle Waterson’s Net Worth

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Michelle Waterson has a net worth of $1 million.

Michelle Waterson Biography

Michelle Waterson MMA Career

Waterson made her MMA debut against Andrea Miller on February 16, 2007, at Ring of Fire 28: Evolution, and won unanimously. She debuted without having fought as an amateur. On December 1, 2007, she faced Freestyle Cage Fighting champion Lynn Alvarez at Ring of Fire 31: Undisputed, but she was knocked out in the first round.

Michelle made her Strikeforce debut on October 3, 2008, against Tyra Parker at Strikeforce: Payback. She won the fight in the first round with a rear naked choke submission. Waterson fought Karina Taylor on March 1, 2009, during the first Duke City MMA Series. She won the contest in the first round by armbar submission.

Taylor did not submit to the armbar, creating controversy in this fight. Waterson fought former WIBA and IFBA Flyweight Boxing Champion Elena Reid on April 11, 2009, at Apache Gold: Extreme Beatdown. Reid won by technical knockout in the second round. At EB – Beatdown at 4 Bears 6, Waterson submitted the debuting Rosary Califano with a flying armbar in just 15 seconds.

On April 24, 2010, she faced Masako Yoshida at Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl. Waterson won the bout via first-round TKO. Waterson resumed the MMA competition on January 21, 2012. She defeated Diana Rael with a rear-naked choke in the first round at Jackson’s MMA Series 7.

Michelle Waterson Biography

Michelle Waterson UFC Career

On April 28, 2015, it was reported that Waterson had signed an official contract with the UFC and would be competing in the Women’s Strawweight division. On July 12, 2015, Waterson made her promotional debut against Angela Magana at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. The contest was won by submission in the third round.

On April 15, 2017, Waterson fought Rose Namajunas at UFC on Fox 24. A rear naked choke defeated her. Waterson fought Tecia Torres at UFC 218 on December 2, 2017. A unanimous decision in the bout beat her. Waterson fought Cortney Casey on April 14, 2018, during UFC on Fox 29. A split decision decided the bout.

Waterson’s next opponent was Felice Herrig at UFC 227 on October 6, 2018. She was declared the winner by a unanimous decision. Waterson fought Joanna Jdrzejczyk at UFC Fight Night 161 on October 12, 2019. A unanimous decision in the fight defeated her.

Waterson and Angela Hill were scheduled to meet on August 22, 2020, on UFC on ESPN 15. However, due to Waterson’s circumstances, the fight was rescheduled to UFC Fight Night 177 three weeks later. A split decision decided the bout. This battle earned her the award for Fight of the Night. After the fight, Waterson received her BJJ brown belt in the octagon from her instructor, Rafael ‘Barata’ Freitas of Gracie Barra.

Waterson fought Marina Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN 24 on May 8, 2021. A unanimous decision in the fight defeated her. Waterson was scheduled to face Amanda Ribas at UFC Fight Night 205 on March 26, 2022. Due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Waterson, the fight was postponed to UFC 274 on May 7, 2022. Waterson fought Luana Pinheiro at UFC 287 on April 8, 2023. A split decision decided the fight. Waterson faces Marina Rodriguez in a rematch at UFC Fight Night 228 on September 23, 2023. She was defeated by a technical knockout in round two.

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