Michelle Waterson out of UFC 194
The 'Karate Hottie' and former Invicta FC champ, Michelle Waterson is out of UFC 194 with an injury.
It’s one of the deepest and most anticipated fight cards in MMA history, and it had avoided the injury bug – until now.
Former Invicta FC 105-pound champion Michelle Waterson (13-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury and been forced out of her bout with fellow strawweight Tecia Torres (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC). A rep for Waterson confirmed her withdrawal with MMAjunkie.
A formal announcement hasn’t been made, but a replacement is being sought for the short-notice bout.
UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The card is so deep that many familiar names, including Torres, are slated for the prelims.
Waterson recently moved up to 115 pounds for her UFC debut. The 29-year-old Team Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter earned a submission victory over Angela Magana in May and is now 7-1 over her past eight fights. However, she’ll have to wait a bit longer to try to get her second UFC win.