On December 17, 2016 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California Paige ’12 Gauge’ VanZant takes on ‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson in the main event of UFC on Fox 22.
22 year old VanZant last competed in August of this year, fresh off of competing on Dancing With The Stars in which she came runner-up. VanZant defeated Bec Rawlings in round 2 with a flying head kick and punches which resulted in the KO. She competes in her hometown next Saturday.
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s 30 year old Michelle Waterson (13-4-0) was last seen in the cage 17 months ago when she made her UFC debut defeating Angela Magana via unanimous decision. She has been scheduled to compete two times since against Tecia Torres and Aisling Daly however injuries have meant The Karate Hottie has been unable to compete. She is a former Invicta FC atomweight world champion and is hoping an impressive win over VanZant will put her in line for a 2017 title shot.
Also on the card Mexico’s Irene Aldana will make her UFC debut against Leslie Smith in women’s 135lb action.
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