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Michelle Waterson Biography


Facts of Michelle Waterson Biography

OccupationMixed martial artist
SpouseJoshua Gomez (2012)
EducationAurora Central High School
Place of birthAurora, Colorado

Michelle Waterson is a model and female mixed martial artist based in Colorado Springs, US. She is well known as the “Karate Hottie” and a former Hooters girl. She is happily married woman mother of one child.


Michelle Waterson is a happily married to her boyfriend Joshua Gomez. Her husband Joshua is a former U.S. Armed Forces amateur boxing champion. The couple also has a child together. 

Michelle Waterson Early Life & Education

Michelle E. Waterson born on 6th January 1986, to a Thai mother and a Caucasian father in Colorado Springs, CO. However, she spent her childhood in Aurora. She has an older brother named Max and a younger sister named Shanna.

Growing up with her brother and sister left her with tons of memories. She always looked up to her brother and he was actually the one who got her into martial arts.

[ CAPTION: Michelle Waterson as a teen ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Waterson graduated from Aurora Central High School. She earned a black belt in American Free Style Karate at the age of 10. She has also trained in Wushu, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, and wrestling.

Michelle Waterson Modeling Career

After completing her graduation from high school, she began her modeling career in 2004. Waterson worked a bikini contest at a car show and ran into 'Bill Montgomery', who is the president of International Allstars. With his help, she began traveling all around the United States as a spokesmodel.

[ CAPTION: Michelle Waterson's modeling career ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]

Waterson is one of the cover athletes for ESPN's 2017 annual Body Issue.

Michelle Waterson Martial Arts Career

Waterson began her career winning the fight against Andrea Miller on 16th February 2007. After succeeding in many fights during 2008-2009, she faced Masako Yoshida at Crowbar MMA on 24th April 2010. She won the fight by TKO in the first round.

Again on 21st January 2012, she fought Diana Rael and obtained the fight by rear-naked choke in the first round. She faced Lacey Schuckman at Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama on 6th October 2012. After forth rounds, she won and was entitled Fight of the Night.

[ CAPTION: Michelle Waterson ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

She victoriously defended her championship against Yasuko Tamada on 6th September 2014. On 12th July 2015, Michelle started her promotional debut opposite Angela Magana at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. She acquired the fight in the third round.

After over a year-and-a-half away from the sport due to injuries, she turned to face Paige Vanzant in December 2016. And along with other records, she gained this fight in the first round. She made her first Performance of the Night bonus award. On 15th April 2017, Waterson fought Rose Namajunas at UFC on Fox 24.

Nevertheless, “Knockouts” on their calendar also starred her. She resembled in the music video for the Head Crusher single by the metal band Megadeth.

Michelle Waterson Married, Boyfriend, Wedding, Child

Michelle Waterson is a happily married woman. She married to her long-term boyfriend Joshua Gomez. Mitchelle's husband Joshua Gomez is a former U.S. Armed Forces amateur boxing champion.

[ CAPTION: Michelle Waterson wedding ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Their wedding date was set in 2012. They celebrated conjugality in front of friends and family at Hacienda Vargas in Algodones, N.M. The venue was created to look like an old-school fight poster.

[ CAPTION: Michelle Waterson with her husband ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Michelle declared her pregnancy on 16th September 2010. She gave birth to her beautiful daughter named Araya in March 2011.

[ CAPTION: Michelle Waterson with her husband and daughter ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Michelle Waterson Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

Michelle Waterson earns a good sum of money in her career. She is a successful Martial artist and also a Model. Being MMA fighter she has won several matches and fights through which she receives a good amount of money. Her salary is $31,500 per match.

Moreover, Michelle Waterson also receives a good sum of money from several fashion lines and brands as an endorsement. She even earns the huge amount from various other sources. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Michelle Waterson current estimated net worth is around $700 thousand. 

Updated On Tue Sep 11 2018 Published On Tue Aug 01 2017 By rajan

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