A bout of strawweight queens is headed to Philadelphia as former Invicta FC Atomweight champion and #8 ranked Michelle ‘The Karate Hottie’ Waterson (16-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) takes on former title challenger and #6 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 2 on March 30.
Waterson is currently riding a two-fight winning streak. Waterson is coming of a lopsided unanimous decision victory against a very tuff Felice Herrig at UFC 229 back in October last year.
Kowalkiewicz on the other hand was on a road to redemption since losing in a title fight against then champion Joanna Jedrzejcyzk. After losing to former two-time title challenger Claudia Gadelha in her next fight, Kowalkiewicz got things back on track with valuable wins over Jodie Esquibel and Felice Herring. However that was halted by a dangerous knockout loss against Jessica Andrade in her last fight.
With prospects like Tataine Suarez and Cynthia Calvillo making their way up in the rankings, a victory for either of these veterans has them a step close to the title.