Felice Herrig vs Michelle Waterson ‘10 Years In The Making – Fight Girls’


Originally posted on 6th October 2018

Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig
Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig

Tonight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig will finally get the chance to meet in the centre of the octagon for their strawweight battle at UFC 229.

To some, this will be another showcase of the talented females in the strawweight division getting to show why women should be on the main card within the UFC, to others (like myself) this has been a fight 10 years in the making.

Back in 2007, an oxygen original tv show, similar in spirit to The Ultimate Fighter TV series had ten female fighters live together and train together with Muay Thai instructor – Master Toddy, in Las Vegas for six weeks to win a Muay Thai championship in Thailand.

Fight Girls cast picture
Fight Girls cast picture

The group of women were then narrowed down to five via a three-round fight between the housemates, the winners got to go to Thailand and the losing fighter was eliminated from the house and the competition.

Felice Herrig and Michelle Waterson were two of the original ten women to compete to try to go over to Thailand and were mentored by Lisa “The black widow” King, who was the original shows winner back in 2006, when there was a one-off documentary with seven female fighters and female Muay Thai & MMA legend Gina Carano.

Gina Cararo, Lisa kKng and Master Toddy
Gina Cararo, Lisa kKng and Master Toddy

Whilst Michelle lost her fight to get to go to Thailand, Felice won and set off to Thailand with the rest of the other four finalists, winning her fight in Thailand via TKO.
Felice went back to her kickboxing roots for a further two years before transitioning to MMA in 2009 where “The Lil Bulldog” had arrived.

Having competed for XFC, Bellator and Invicta, Felice was finally signed to The Ultimate Fighter season 20 in 2014.

Michelle transitioned to MMA in 2007 with help from Donald Cerrone at the time and “The Karate Hottie” competed at strawweight and atomweight in which she won the Invicta Atomweight Belt before being signed to the UFC in the strawweight division in 2015.

After Felice’s third win in a row against Justine Kish in 2017, she called out Michelle Waterson citing “she had already been offered the fight and accepted it, but it got taken away from her.”

With Felice Herrig being ranked #9 and Michelle Waterson being ranked #8 in the UFC fighter rankings and given both their shared history, this is one fight not to be missed.

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale Full Official Results: Wins for ‘Wonderboy’ and Blackzilians


It was The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale last night where there was not only a new champion in Kamaru Usman but also a new champion team; The Blackzilians.

Blackzilians Logo

In the main event fight it was ‘Wonderboy’ Stephen Thompson who put a holt to ‘The Juggernaut’ Jake Ellenberger with two spinning hook kicks in which the second one dropped Ellenberger ending the fight in the first round.

Here are the full results:

Main Card

Stephen Thompson Def Jake Ellenberger  Via KO at 4:29 Round 1

Kamaru Usman Def Hayder Hassan  Via Arm Triangle at 1:19 Round 2

Michael Graves Def Vicente Luque Via  Unanimous Decision

Jorge Masvidal Def Cezar Ferreira  Via KO at 4:22 Round 1

Michelle Waterson  Def  Angela Magana  Via  RNC at 2:38 Round 3

Maximo Blanco Def  Mike De La Torre  Via TKO at 0:16 Round 1

Preliminary Card 

Josh Samman  Def  Caio Magalhaes  Via  RNC at 2:52 Round 1

Jerrod Sanders  Def  Russell Doane  Via  Unanimous Decision

Trevor Smith  Def  Dan Miller Via Unanimous Decision

George Sullivan Def  Dominic Waters  Via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card UFC Fight Pass

Willie Gates  Def  Darrell Montague  Via  TKO at 1:36 Round 1

BONUSES

POTN

Stephen Thompson

Kamaru Usman

Jorge Masvidal

Josh Samman

The Ultimate Fighter Finale 21 Official Weigh-In Results: Ellenberger 170.5 lbs Thompson 170.5 lbs


It’s The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale tomorrow night and headlining the card is a welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson. The co-main event is of course American Top Team fighter Hayder Hassan against Blackzilian Kamaru Usman. The only other TUF21 cast members also to compete are Michael Graves who is against Vicente Luque.

Michael Graves Vs Vicente Luque TUF 21 Final

Michelle Waterson makes her UFC debut and faces Angela Magna amongst the line up of top fighters on this card for International Fight week.

Before any of the fights can go ahead we must first make sure all fighters step onto the scales to make sure they make-weight.

Here are the weigh-in results:

Main Card

Jake Ellenberger (170.5 lbs) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5 lbs)

Hayder Hassan (170.5 lbs)  vs. Kamaru Usman (170.5 lbs) – TUF 21 Welterweight Final

Hayder Hassan Vs Kamaru Usman TUF  21 Final

Michael Graves (170.5 lbs) vs. Vicente Luque (171 lbs)

Michael Graves Vs Vicente Luque TUF 21 Final

Cezar Ferreira (171 lbs)  vs. Jorge Masvidal (172.5 lbs)*

Angela Magana (115.5 lbs)  vs. Michelle Waterson (115 lbs)

Angela Magana  TUF 21 Finals

Michelle Waterson TUF 21 Finals

Maximo Blanco (148.5 lbs)*  vs. Mike De La Torre (145.5 lbs)

Preliminary Card 

Caio Magalhaes (185 lbs)  vs. Josh Samman (186 lbs)

Russell Doane (135.5 lbs) vs. Jerrod Sanders (136 lbs)

Dan Miller (184 lbs) vs. Trevor Smith (185.5 lbs)

George Sullivan (170.5 lbs)  vs. Dominic Waters (171 lbs)

Preliminary Card UFC Fight Pass

Willie Gates (125.5 lbs) vs. Darrell Montague (125.5 lbs)

* has 1 hour to make allowed weight