Profitable unpleasant is still winning.
Which is why UFC strawweight hanging feeling Michelle Waterson is not going to make the similar oversight she created in her break up-selection defeat to Carla Esparza at UFC 249 previous May possibly, a reduction that remaining “The Karate Hottie” a little salty in the months that followed.
“I variety of remaining with a bit of a salty flavor in my mouth right after my past fight,” Waterson told MMA Junkie. “I assumed that I was successful. I could hear the desperation in her corner. I could hear the commentators say, ‘Carla requirements to do some thing.’ So I did not sense the will need to thrust, particularly versus an opponent like Carla who is really very good at strategically having the round.”
Waterson will presume headlining duties versus veteran strawweight Angela Hill for the forthcoming UFC Vegas 10 function, scheduled for this Sat. night time (Sept. 12, 2020) inside of UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, following initial headliner Glover Teixeira was stricken with COVID-19.
Just really do not assume any of her trademark finesse this time around.
“The top objective is acquiring my hand lifted,” Waterson ongoing. “I really don’t care for it to be technical. I never treatment for it to be rather. It probably will transform into a mess, but that’s what fights are often, and so I’m hunting ahead to it being a sizzling mess.”
Waterson (17-8), who turned 34 back in January, is coming off again-to-back again losses for just the second time in her 13-yr job. “The Karate Hottie” has not seen the earn column since outlasting Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN 2 back again in early 2019.
As for Hill (12-8), she’s coming off a break up selection reduction to Claudia Gadelha at the UFC on ESPN 8 party back again in May possibly, which snapped a three-fight win streak for “Overkill.” The former Top Fighter 20 contestant, now 35, has been competing within the Octagon for practically six a long time.
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