Michelle Waterson issues statement after UFC on ESPN 24: ‘I’ll be back’

Michelle Waterson issues statement after UFC on ESPN 24: ‘I’ll be back’

Michelle Waterson made a valiant effort in the UFC on the ESPN 24 main event, but ultimately failed, falling to Marina Rodriguez by unanimous decision on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Although she is clearly undersized, the former queen of atomic weights of Invicta FC held up well against her Brazilian opponent. “The Karate Hottie” had her best time in Round 4, when she managed a strikeout and spent the bulk of three minutes beating Rodriguez with punches and elbows from first place. made Rodriguez’s jaw swell after landing a high kick in the last stanza, but she was unable to match the muay thai striker’s weapons consistently enough in a fight that was widely disputed at the feet. The Jackson-Wink MMA rep has lost three of her last four Octagon appearances, but was competitive falling to Rodriguez, Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

After her latest effort, the 35-year-old New Mexico resident released a statement about the fight.

“Thank you for the dance [Marina
Rodriguez], a hell of a fight, ”Waterson wrote on Instagram. ” Thank you [UFC] for giving me the opportunity to play under the lights! Thank you to all my friends, family and fans for always supporting me !! Every time I walk into the octagon, I take out a better person. I’ll be back! I love you all. “


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