UFC on Fox 22: VanZant VS Waterson – UFC and MMA female stars make predictions

This Saturday UFC on Fox 22 takes place from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. The event will be headlined by a strawweight bout between former Dancing With The Stars contestant “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant (16-7-0) and “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson (7-2-0).

Both women are two of the most marketable fighters in the division, the winner could set themselves up for a title shot sometime in 2017.

Female MMA stars have made predictions on who they believe will win the fight.


Liz Carmouche
UFC top ten bantamweight
I’m going to go with Paige by decision. Paige has demonstrated a diverse MMA game in her last few fights. Waterson is super tough and is a former 105 Invicta world champion but I think Paige can slow down the tempo of the bout with her size advantage.

Tatiana Suarez
TUF 23 winner, UFC strawweight
I think Waterson will win, it should be a good fight.

Andy Nguyen
Rizin FF star
Waterson will outclass Paige. Paige is a great fighter, don’t get me wrong but Waterson just has the experience advantage and will beat her on the feet, on the ground, sh*t, even in the air *laughs*.

Bobbi-Jo Dalziel
Number 1 lightweight fighter in the world
I love this match-up, both Paige and Michelle are awesome fighters. Paige has so many years ahead of her, and Michelle has been in the game a bit longer and has more experience. I think Paige has a great shot to win due to her strength and the way she puts things together under pressure. I would have to give it to Michelle however, due to her persistence and striking, she’s very fast and has a great ground game. Both women will be kicking a lot, so I can’t wait to see this match.

Cortney Casey
UFC strawweight
Gosh this is tough, I think Waterson takes though.

Katya Kavaleva
6’5ft kickboxing world champion, member of Blackzilians
That is definitely going to be a very tough and entertaining fight. Michelle is super talented for sure but I would have to lean towards Paige. I think that she is really in a good place right now but this fight could definitely go either way and I’m definitely excited to watch.

Sarah Patterson
Number 3 lightweight fighter in the world, upcoming world title challenger
I’m a fan of Michelle Waterson from her time in Invicta so hope she wins her fight with Paige. Hopefully a KO or TKO.

Latoya Walker
Invicta FC star, top ten featherweight in the world
I’m gonna go with Waterson, I’ve always have been a fan.

Gabrielle Holloway
Bellator star, number 5 lightweight in the world
I like Paige but I’m going to go with Michelle by unanimous decision.

Killastina Makihele
Number 2 welterweight+ in the world
Ooh man that’s a tough one I like both fighters but I think Paige will take it.

Valeria Ramirez
Strawweight contendor
I think VanZant will win, she is very technical and fast.


7 for Michelle Waterson, 4 for Paige VanZant. The pro’s believe “The Karate Hottie” will emerge victorious, who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.

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