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5 Oz. Exclusive: “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Watterson to make EliteXC debut on Sept. 20

“The Karate Hottie” Michelle Watterson will join Gina Carano and Jennifer Tate as alumni from Oxygen’s “Fight Girls” reality television series to appear inside of an EliteXC cage.

Watterson has signed to fight on the non-televised undercard during EliteXC’s Sept. 20 show, EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw revealed to earlier this afternoon. An opponent has yet to be determined.

Watterson, who comes from a traditional martial arts background, is 2-2 in her professional mixed martial arts career. She has fought for the Ring of Fire promotion in Colorado and most recently competed for King of the Cage, where she recorded a second round TKO against Thricia Poovey on July 12.

In addition to her fighting career, Watterson is also a professional swimsuit model.

It’s uncertain what weight Watterson will fight out, but she is believed to be in between 115-120 pounds. Unless she plans to go up to 130 pounds, her involvement could signal and even expanded commitment to women’s MMA by EliteXC by opening up a third weight class.

The venue for the Sept. 20 show is not yet official, however, has learned that a press conference in Albuquerque, N.M. is scheduled for this Thursday at 2 p.m. local time. It is expected that it will be officially announced at that time that EliteXC’s Sept. 20 event will be staged in Albuquerque.

  • Bad Monkey says:

    That is easily one of the coolest MMA nicknames of all time!!

  • Smokes says:

    Her arms have no definition, who would she fight and at what weight class. She looks like she’d be eaten alive by Kaitlyn

  • Rich S. says:

    say what you want about a dude watching Oxygen Network, but i watched every episode of that show..

    i thought it was great.. and i know this chick has a TON OF HEART.. i’m excited to see her debut..

    oh, and that’s one of the coolest nicknames i’ve heard in a while :)

  • Makea says:

    The nickname would be cool if it didn’t mispronounce ‘karate’.

    It’s like saying Greco-Roman Wrasslin’. Not right.

  • steak_knife says:

    Rich S.,
    I’m guilty of watching every Fight Girls episode as well. Personally, I thought it was better than The Ultimate Fighter, for obvious reasons.

    But what’s the deal w/ having the hottie fight on the non-televised undercard? If you sign a fighter that hot, she needs to be seen.

    C’MON EXC!

  • platypus says:

    i also watched all the episode of fight girls, shes cute, has heart, needs to work on her striking. good to see its not her only job !

    glad to see she was picked up.

  • Rich S. says:

    “I thought it was better than The Ultimate Fighter, for obvious reasons.”

    i found that hilarious for some reason..
    and yes, the reasons are, indeed, obvious..

  • BadMonkeyMW says:

    ‘Greco-Roman Wrasslin’! That’s great, I’m calling it that from now on. You nit pickin’ bastard.

  • Fujin says:

    I’d practice kata with her, if you know what I’m saying.

  • Rich S. says:

    here we go..

    the endless stream of sex related MMA terms has begun.. :)

    where’s the gogo/triangle jokes?? anybody??

  • […] Watterson, aka the Karate Hottie. She’s another Fight Girls alum, and she’ll be making her EliteXC debut on September 20th. Anyways, here’s more pictures of her. My favorite is the one where […]

  • L.J. says:

    She needs to fight Felice Herrig from Fight Girls. They didn’t fight on the show, but its a match that should happen. No love loss between the two.

  • felice herrig says:

    I’ll Fight her!!!!!


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