- Birth Name Michelle E. Waterson
- Birth Place Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Famous Name Karate Hottie
- Horoscope Capricporn
- Net Worth N/A
- Salary $31500
- No. of Twitter Followers 82.1K
- No. of Instagram Followers 836K
- No. of Siblings one
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity white
- Profession MMA fighter
- Awards 2013/14 Atomweight of the Year
- Currently Married yes
- Married to Joshua Gomez
- Divorce N/A
- Children Araya (daughter)
Michelle E. Waterson is a mixed martial artist from the United States and a popular contender Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender. Michelle Waterson currently competes in the Strawweight division.
Before joining UFC, Waterson was the former Invicta FC atom-weight champion. She was the no. 1 ranked strawweight fighter in 2013-2014 and is currently placed no. 7 in the UFC.
Michelle Waterson's Early Life
Michelle Waterson was born on January 6, 1986, in Colorado Springs, Colorado; her nationality is American. Waterson was born to a Thai mother and a Caucasian father, she is a mixed Caucasian and Thai descent. Michelle grew up along with two siblings, a brother, and a sister.
Waterson was raised in Aurora and started her career as a model in 2004. She completed her graduation from Aurora Central High School. She acquired a Black Belt in American Free Style Karate and also received a perfect training in WuShu, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Boxing, and Wrestling.
Michelle Waterson's Professional Career
Michelle Waterson made her MMA debut at the Ring of Fire against Andrea Miller on February 16, 2007, with the help of Donald Cerrone. She won the match via unanimous decision and went on to appear in several other fights winning most of them. Michelle Waterson is one of the hottest MMA athletes currently competing in the UFC and is known to her fans as The Karate Hottie.
After, a successful Ring Of Fire Career, The Karate Hottie signed a contract with Invicta FC and debut in a match against Lacey Schuckman in 2012. Michelle Waterson defeated Jessica Penne in April 2013 via amber submission to win the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship. She also won the title defense match against Yasuko Tamada at Invicta FC 8 on September 6, 2014.
On April 28, 2015, Michelle Waterson signed a contract with UFC in the strawweight division and made her debut against Angela Magana. She also competed against Rose Namajunas but lost the match. In her recent match in April, she defeated Cortney Casey. Michelle recently revealed that she wants to face Karolina Kowalkiewicz or Carla Esparza in her comeback game to the octagon.
Personal Life and Husband of Michelle Waterson
Nicknamed as The Karate Hottie, UFC star is married to his boyfriend Joshua Gomez. Michelle and Joshua married each other is a small ceremony held at Hacienda Vargas in Algodones in 2012.
Her husband Joshua is a former U.S. Armed Forces amateur boxing champion and currently is her financial advisor. The couple already had a lovely daughter, even before their marriage. They welcomed their daughter Araya, who was born on March 18th, 2011.
Net worth and Earnings
Michelle is also a popular figure in MMA. She has accomplished the enormous amount of fame and success in her career. Right now, she is one of the top fighters in the UFC. Her MMA career earnings are reported to be $284,000.
She made around $30,000 after defeating Paige VanZant at FOX 22. She was paid $80,000 for her win against Courtney Casey at FOX 29. With the winnings and other additional earnings, her net worth is reported to be $500,000 at current.
She has endorsed several branded products and also makes earnings from the deals. In the Year 2008, Knockout also made release a calendar featuring her. She also made an appearance in a music video for Head Crusher. She also featured on “Bully Beatdown”.
She has a glamorous look and has a height of 5 feet and 2 inches. The figure of her body is 32-25-35. She is also popular on social media. She was being followed on Twitter and Instagram. To get more info about her life and bio one can go through Wiki.