Michelle Waterson (born January 9, 1986) is an American Mixed Martial Artist, Model, Athlete, Instagram Influencer and Social Media Star from Colorado, USA. She competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Furthermore, Waterson ranked #1 (2013-14) in the atom weight women fighters of the world.
In the strawweight ranking April 2019, she is on the 7th place. Michelle is the former winner of the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship. Additionally, Waterson faced Lacey Schuckman in Invitica FC 3 of October 2012. She defeated her fellow fighter by the spilled decision in the four rounds.
However, she lost the December 2014 against Brazilian fighter Hérica Tibúrcio by the guillotine choke submission. Michelle is the teammate of Jackson Wink MMA Academy. She won around 17 fights from the 23 fights in her career of a martial artist.
However, she opposed the drug testing of the players outside the USA. Some of the performers are taking performance enhancers. UFC collaborated with U.S. Anti Doping Agency. On the other hand, Michelle is bringing other issues related to the testing too.
Early Life, Parents & Profile
UFC Champion MMA Fighter, Michelle Waterson was born on the 9th of January 1986 in Aurora, Colorado (USA). Therefore, her age is 33 years old, as of 2019. She belongs to the mixed Thai-Caucasian Ethnicity.
In fact, her family includes her mom-dad, one brother and sister. Michelle joined the Aurora High School. Then, she started modeling in 2004 after finishing her High School education.
Waterson graduated at the University of Denver. At that time, she realized her dream to be a martial artist.
Wedding, Spouse & Daughter
She has married her longtime boyfriend, who is a former US Army officer, a professional Boxer. The name of Michelle Waterson’s husband is Joshua Gomez.
Actually, she engaged in 2010 and within a few months, she announced her pregnancy news. In fact, her daughter named Aarya Gomez (born March 18, 2011).
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Michelle Waterson.|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist & Model|
|Famous for||1. Instagram Celebrity with more than 381k followers.
2. Being the Girlfriend of Jack Avery (American Singer & Songwriter).
3. Baby Mama of Jack Avery's daughter named Lavender May Avery.
|Age (As of 2019)||33 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 9, 1986.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Aurora, Colorado (USA).|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: @karatehottiemma (1.1m Followers).
|Ethnicity||Mixed Race (Causcisian/Thai).|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Capricorn.|
|Current Residence||Colorado (USA).|
|Awards||1. Black belt in American Karate.
2. Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
3. Ranked 1st in Atomweight women fighters of the world (2013-14).
4. Strawweight ranking #7 (2019).
5. Invicta FC Atomweight Championship Winner.
6. Ultimate Fighting Championship (Performance of the Night).
|Movies||1. MacGruber (2010).
2. Fright Night (2011).
3. Jackie (2012).
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 3".
Centimeters: 160 cm.
Meters: 1.6 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 52 Kg.
Pounds: 115 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||32-24-32.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||6.|
|Siblings||Brother: Name Not Known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not Found.|
|Husband/Spouse Name||Joshua Gomez (Former US Army officer & Boxer).|
|Daughter||Aarya Gomez (born March 18, 2011).|
|School||Aurora High School.|
|Alma Mater.||University of Denver.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Actress: Salena Quershi.
|Dream Holiday Destination||London.|
|Love to do||Shopping, Modeling & Playing Football.|
|Favorite Food||Italian Dishes.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$500K US Dollars.|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||$315,000.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Not Known.|
|Home Details||House in Colorado.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Michelle Waterson
- She holds a black belt in American Freestyle Karate and Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- Furthermore, her fighting style is Karate, Muray Thai and BJJ Southpaw.
- Physical Measurements: Michelle Waterson height stands at 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) tall. Her body weight is around 52 Kg (115 in Pounds).
- Donald Cerrone guided her to be competitive in the ring.
- In fact, Michelle posed for Knockouts calendar 2008.
- She appeared in some specific movies like “MacGruber”, “Jackie” and “Fright Night”.
- Moreover, she showed her competitive style in a mini-TV show “The Challenge”.
- Actually, the 33-year-old featured on “The Body Issue” cover page.
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- Interestingly, she did not fight as an amateur in any matches.
- Furthermore, she made her direct entry in the core fighting level.
- In her, UFC fights won against Fellice Herrig, Courtney Casey and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
- Wealth Stats: Additionally, Joshua Gomez’s Wife, Karate Hottie estimated net worth is $500K. She paid around $315,000 for her fight in every match.