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UFC signs former Invicta champ Michelle 'Karate Hottie' Waterson

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues to beef up its newly-created strawweight division, currently ruled by Joanna Jedrzejczyk, with the recent addition of former Invicta FC champion Michelle Waterson, perhaps best known as the "Karate Hottie."

UFC shared the news on Twitter:


Waterson (12-4), who trains alongside top UFC fighters like Donald Cerrone at Jackson's MMA, was in cruise control for the second half of her mixed martial arts (MMA) career, winning six straight fights and capturing the Invicta FC atomweight title.

Then came her upset loss to Herica Tiburcio last December.

But her revenge against the Brazilian upstart will have to be put on hold for the time being, as Waterson has moved on to greener pastures. The 29-year-old Galaxy puncher is expected to make her Octagon debut this summer.

Any potential opponents come to mind?

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