UFC on FOX 24 from Kansas City, Missouri featured a women’s strawweight contenders match between Michelle ‘The Karate Hottie’ Waterson and ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas. Aside from it featuring two of the most exciting and marketable females in the UFC not named Ronda Rousey, the winner was looking at a potential shot at current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
The big question going into this fight was whether Waterson’s wealth of experience would triumph over the youth and flash of Namajunas. In the end, Namajunas was too much for Michelle as Rose caught her with a huge headkick followed by some brutal ground and pound. While Waterson managed to make it back to her feet, Namajunas jumped on her back and locked up a choke, forcing ‘The Karate Hottie’ to tap.