The black belt in tae-kwon-do and karate Rose Namajunas entered this fight with a professional record of 5-3-0 (80% submission victory rate – she has never won via ko/tko) and she is ranked as the No.7 women’s strawweight in the world. She fought twice last year beating Tecia Torres (=Namajunas vs Torres 2) and losing to Karolina Kowalkiewicz (=Namajunas vs Kowalkiewicz).
Her opponent, the black belt in American freestyle karate and former Invicta Fc atomweight champion Michelle Waterson, has a mma record of 14-4-0 (86% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. She lost to Herica Tiburcio in 2014 (=Waterson vs Tiburcio) but then he has won over Angela Magana (=Waterson vs Magana) and Paige VanZant (=VanZant vs Waterson). Rose Namajunas vs Michelle Waterson is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Wilson Reis – UFC on Fox 24. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 24: Johnson vs Reis
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Division: strawweight (115 lbs, 52 kg)
UFC on Fox 24 fight card (main fights):
Demetrious Johnson vs Wilson Reis
Rose Namajunas vs Michelle Waterson
Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Robert Whittaker
Jeremy Stephens vs Renato Carneiro
Roy Nelson vs Alexander Volkov
Tim Elliott vs Louis Smolka
Namajunas’ previous fight: Rose Namajunas vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Waterson’s previous fight: Paige VanZant vs Michelle Waterson
Namajunas’ next fight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas
Namajunas vs Waterson Fight Video:
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