The UFC announced that they will be starting a new women’s weight class at 145 pounds and will crown a new champion at UFC 208. The inaugural 145-pound belt will either go to former Welterweight champion Holly Holm or Germanie de Randamie.
Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino is the only reason why Dana White even thought of making a 145-pound class, but she is not in this match. Hell, she may not ever fight at 145 pounds again. In her two fights at 140 pounds in the UFC, she had to cut a ton of weight and her body nearly shutdown both times. In my opinion, she has too much muscle mass to fight at anything below 155 pounds on a semi-regular basis.
If you’re confused by that title match pairing since there is a glaring omission. This is one of the reasons why the 145-pound Featherweight weight class will be a huge failure.
We’ve written a handful of ‘Sports Crush’ posts since we launched ‘America’s White Boy.’ We have spotlighted a few UFC women fighters (Paige VanZant, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate). The response has been great, so we decided to profile another talented female fighter who is currently getting started in the UFC, ‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson.
Waterson is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion and is currently fighting in the UFC Strawweight division. She has a record of 13-4 and comes from a karate background.
Waterson made her UFC debut on July 12th, 2015 after submitting Angela Magana via rear-naked choke. Her next fight is December 17th, when she faces our former ‘Sports Crush’, Paige VanZant.
See why we are crushing on UFC fighter Michelle Waterson.