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Michelle Waterson joins MTV reality show ‘The Challenge: Champs vs Stars’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight sensation Michelle Waterson is branching out from mixed martial arts (MMA), much like the other “it” girl who used to compete at 115 pounds.

But she won’t be Dancing with the Stars.

Instead, Waterson will join the cast of the MTV reality show “The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars” premiering Tues., Nov. 21, 2017 at 10 p.m. ET, hosted by WWE wrestler and former contestant Mike “The Mix” Mizanin.

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This season, “The Karate Hottie” will be one of 10 celebrities trying to win a $150,000 for a charity of their choosing. She is joined by Olympians Kim Glass and Shawn Johnson, rappers Justina Valentine, RiFF RAFF, and Romeo Miller, former WWE performer Ariane Andrews (better known as “Cameron”), Season 10 Bachelorette winner Josh Murray, comedian Matt Rife, and former NFL star Terrell Owens.


Waterson (14-5) is playing for her charity of choice, Merging Vets & Players (MVP), which pairs armed forces veterans with retiring professional athletes. The idea is to help both sides transition to a life after their respective endeavors.

The former Invicta champ hasn’t competed since her submission loss back in April.

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