Michelle Waterson is a 34-year-old Female MMA fighter and model from Aurora, Colorado, USA. She is of Thai descent and is famously known as the ‘Karate Hottie,’ a moniker that describes her to the tee.
At the age of 10, Waterson earned a black belt in American Free Style Karate. Waterson is currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where she was recently ranked No.7 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings.
Furthermore, Michelle has appeared in a music video for the ‘Head Crusher’ single by Megadeth’s metal band.
Discover more intriguing facts about Michelle, ranging from her net worth to her personal life.
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Her Net Worth.
Michelle Waterson generates most of her wealth from her MMA career. She has an astounding career in MMA, as seen by her abysmal accomplishments.
They include former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, 2013’ Atomweight of the Year,’ 2013 ‘Fight o the Year,’ 2014 ‘Most Vulgar Display of Power Award,’ and 2020 September ‘Fight of the Month’.
She doubles as a model and has been featured in multiple magazines. Michelle Waterson made her MMA debut in October 2012 at Invicta FC, where she emerged the winner defeating Lacey Schuckman. This fight augmented her account with $7,500.
In 2013, the Karate Hottie faced Jessica Penne in the ring and won, earning $20,000. This included $10,000 given to fighters regardless of the results and a $10,000 winning bonus.
Waterson’s wins increased her earnings per fight. She went from earning $45,000 to earning $75,000 per match. In her fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Michelle had the biggest payday of her career.
From the UFC night 161 match, Michelle accrued a whopping $70,000 from guaranteed and $5,000 from a bonus (promotional).
Her salary currently ranges from $40,000 to $60,000 for every fight she partakes in. Presently, Michelle Waterson’s net worth is reported to be $1.5 million.
Michelle Waterson’s husband, Joshua Gomez.
Joshua Gomez is a retired U.S. Armed Forces amateur boxing champion. Joshua and Michelle began dating long before they tied the knot. It is not clear when the two lovebirds began their romantic journey.
On March 18th, 2011, Michelle Waterson and husband Joshua were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Araya Gomez. This was the same year that the couple got engaged.
Michelle walked down the aisle in 2012 to meet her long-term boyfriend soon to be husband, Joshua Gomez.
The couple celebrated at Hacienda Vargas in Algodones and shared the joyous occasion with friends, family, and a gaggle of MMA teammates.
Joshua’s devotion to his wife is depicted through his incessant attendance during her training. In one particular session, Joshua got into the ring with the star MMA fighter.
Fans watched enthralled as Michelle kept moving closer to where her husband was, and eventually, she delivered a lethal kick. Thankfully, the Karate Hottie managed to steer clear from her husband’s face.
As seen in their constant posts on social media and public sightings, One of the popular Female MMA fighter Michelle Waterson and husband Joshua Gomez are happily married. They currently reside in New Mexico.