SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 17: Michelle Waterson safeguards a back choke entry versus Paige ... <+> VanZant in their ladies"s strawweight spell throughout the UFC Battle Evening occasion inside the Golden 1 Facility Sector on December 17, 2016 in Sacramento, The golden state. (Picture by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by means of Getty Images)

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Michelle Waterson made her UFC launching in July 2015 with an entry gain Angela Magana. In her 2nd round with the UFC, the previous Invicta FC atomweight champ discovered herself paired up versus Paige VanZant generally occasion of UFC on FOX 22.


At the time Waterson encountered VanZant, Waterson was the No. 11 placed boxer in the UFC's strawweight department as well as VanZant was available in at No. 7. When it comes to the probabilities, the battle was a choice 'em as both females were -115.

VanZant tried to utilize activity to prevent the karate design of Waterson, however she obtained captured early with kicks to the body. Both mosted likely to craze secure with 2 mins off the clock. Waterson then landed a toss and also she then promptly took her challenger's back and also sought to secure a rear-naked choke. VanZant functioned to eliminate the hands of Waterson prior to temporarily going subconscious. The main end time of the competition was 3:21 of Round 1.


Waterson went 4-2 over her following 6 battles prior to going down choices to previous champs, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and also Carla Esparza.

Waterson, that is currently the No. 8 rated competitor in the main UFC strawweight positions, deals with the No. 13 placed Angela Hillside generally occasion of tonight's UFC on ESPN+ 35 battle card, which streams on ESPN+.

Prior to that battle happens, see Waterson send Paige VanZant.


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