Michelle Waterson, the new face of Women's MMA?

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 2nd, 2008

Strikeforce has just announced that former “Fight Girls” star Michelle Waterson has been added to their “Strikeforce Payback”card on October 3rd. Strikeforce VP Mike Afromowitz announced that Waterson will take on Tyra Parker on the 10-fight card. Waterson used to be a bikini model before trading in beaches for gyms. She now trains at Greg Jackson’s camp in New Mexico.

“I needed to come here to take my career to the next level,” Waterson explained when asked about the move from Las Vegas to Albuquerque, New Mexico to join Jackson’s camp.

Jackson has produced many winners from his camp, including Georges St-Pierre, Rashad Evans and Keith Jardine. Waterson is hoping that she can be next in the long list of names who will be successful after training with Jackson.

Here’s how the updated “Strikeforce Payback” card looks:

When: October 3, 2008
Where: Broomfield Events Center in Broomfield, Colorado

Young Gins Bouts:

Aaron Trujillo vs. Haven Torres
Brett Tillis vs. Turrell Galloway
Jeremy Malaterre vs. Eric Galvin
Jordan Goodwin vs. Alan Gomez
Lumumba Sawyers vs. Drew Dober

Main Bouts:

Tyler Toner vs. Ricky Johnson
Michelle Waterson vs. Tyra Parker
Andre Walker vs. Carlos Zevallos
Luke Caudillo vs. Billy Evangelista
Pete Spratt vs. Donnie Liles
Frank Trigg vs. Falaniko Vitale
Duane Ludwig vs. Sam Morgan

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