UFC on FOX 29 results: Michelle Waterson defeats Cortney Casey via split decision

Michelle Waterson emerged victorious in her return to the cage on Saturday night earning herself a split decision win over Cortney Casey.

Waterson improves her record to 15-6, successfully rebounding from a two-fight losing streak after dropping bouts to Rose Namajunas and Tecia Torres. The 32-year-old, also known as “The Karate Hottie”, was an Invicta FC atomweight world champion before making the move to the UFC in order to fight women from the bigger 115-pound division.

Take a look at highlights from the fight below:

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UFC on Fox 29 takes place this Saturday April 14 from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, United States. The main card featuring Waterson vs. Casey will be aired live on FOX from 8pm ET.



  1. Great fight! I also had it for Michelle due to strikes, takedowns and ground control, but Casey sure kept me on the edge of my seat with her submission attempts and some power shots. Casey sure has lost some close ones. Hope the UFC keeps her on.

  2. It was close, but the visual of a smaller girl dominating a larger one influences the judges. I’m a big fan of Michelle and glad she won.

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