Michelle Waterson is a women’s flyweight who has been a UFC mainstay, and here is all about her net worth, salary, MMA record, endorsements and more
|Michelle Waterson Facts|
|Birth Place||Aurora, Colorado|
|Net Worth (2021)||$700,000|
|Last Fight Earnings||$175,000|
|Date of Birth||January 6, 1986|
|Education||Aurora Central High School|
|MMA Debut||February 16, 2007|
|Divisions||Atom Weight(2012-15), Strawweight(2007-12, 15-present)|
|Achievements||Invicta FC Atomweight Champion|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Michelle Waterson popularly known as ‘Karate Hottie’ was born on January 6, 1986, in Aurora Colorado. Early in her life, she was very fond of gymnastics, but due to a lack of proper financial support, she switched to karate.
She rose to fame when she featured in two reality shows. One, Fight Girls on the Oxygen Network; the other Bully Beatdown in the MTV/MTV 2 network.
She was also working part-time at Hooters and also as a ring girl in various MMA promotions during her college phase. That was when she met Donald Cerrone, who inspired her to take up MMA.
And, now she is one of the most notable women fighters in the MMA world.
Net Worth and Payouts
As of 2021, Michelle Waterson is believed to have a net worth of approximately $700,000. A large chunk of it is due to her time in the UFC, since she has been a part of the promotion for almost 6 years.
Her last fight was against Angela Hill in September, which she won via. split decision and Waterson received a whopping $175,000, since it also came along with the Fight of the Night bonus.
MMA and UFC Record
Waterson has a pretty decent record in her professional MMA career. Having fought 27 times, she has won 18 of them, and lost 9.
Waterson made quite a name for herself in the Invicta Fighting Championships, in only her second fight she won the women’s atomweight championship beating Jessica Penne via. submission.
After defending her atomweight title once and then losing it in the next, she switched to the UFC. Waterson has fought 11 times in the UFC, winning 6 and losing 5.
She just has one knockout loss to her name which came during her time at Apache Gold.
Husband, Family and Endorsements
Waterson is married to Joshua Gomez, who is a former U.S. Armed Forces amateur boxing champion. The pair married in 2012, and together they have a daughter named Araya who was born in the year 2011.
Not much is known about her family except the fact that she is of Caucasian and Thai descent.
As far as her endorsements are concerned, she is sponsored by Drink BodyArmor.
Waterson’s next fight was against Brazilian flyweight, Marina Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Vegas 26.
Rodriguez is coming off a knockout victory against fellow Brazilian Amanda Ribas at UFC 257.
Waterson, on the other hand, last fought Angela Hill in September 2020, winning via. split decision.
The Karate Hottie gave it her all but was unable to get the win.
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