Review: 2014-12-05, close fight with a good work on the ground: Michelle Waterson vs Herica Tiburcio gets three stars. The black belt in karate Michelle Waterson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 12-3-0 (83% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.2 atomweight in the world, she suffered her last defeat in 2009 when she faced Elena Reid, since then she has collected six consecutive victories winning the Invicta FC title in 2013 against Jessica Penne (=Penne vs Waterson) and defending it against Yasuko Tamada (=Waterson vs Tamada).
Her opponent, Herica Tiburcio, has an official record of 8-2-0 (75% submission victory rate – she has never won via ko/tko) and she entered as the No.13 strawweight, she suffered two consecutive losses between 2012 and 2013 but then she won three bouts, the last one against Aline Sattelmayer. Waterson vs Tiburcio, main event of Invicta FC 10, is valid for the Invicta FC atomweight title (Waterson’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs Tiburcio
Where: Arena Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA
Division: atomweight (105 lbs, 47 kg)
Title: Invicta FC Atomweight Championship
Waterson’s previous fight: Michelle Waterson vs Yasuko Tamada
Tiburcio’s next fight: Herica Tiburcio vs Ayaka Hamasaki
Waterson’s next fight: Michelle Waterson vs Angela Magana
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FULL EVENT VIDEO – the fight Waterson vs Tiburcio starts at 169:50