Michelle Waterson Set To Face Aisling Daly At UFC Fight Night 93Former Invicta FC champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson looks to make it two-for-two inside the UFC Octagon when she returns to action on September 3rd at UFC Fight Night 93: “Arlovski vs Barnett” in Hamburg, Germany. Waterson squares off against Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly.

UFC officials announced the strawweight matchup this morning. Waterson has not fought since winning her UFC debut at the TUF 21 Finale one year ago. Daly has won three of her past four fights, and she most recently dominated prospect Ericka Almeida at UFC Fight Night 76 in October.

Waterson (13-4-0) has long been one of MMA’s most popular female fighters. She ascended to the top of the 105-pound rankings in April 2013 when she submitted Jessica Penne to become the Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, and made one successful title defence before losing the belt to Hérica Tibúrcio at Invicta FC 10. Waterson was subsequently signed by the UFC and moved up in weight to compete in the promotion’s strawweight division. She made a successful UFC debut by submitting Angela “Your Majesty” Magana, but has since been sidelined due to injuries.

Daly (16-6-0) signed with the UFC in 2014 and advanced to the quarterfinal round of TUF 20, where she dropped a decision to Penne. Undeterred, Daly won her official UFC debut at the TUF 20 Finale, then engaged in an entertaining battle against TUF 20 semi-finalist Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos that ended in a competitive decision defeat at UFC 186. Daly rebounded from the setback with a clear-cut win over Almeida in October, and the Irish star now seeks the biggest victory of her career when she takes on Waterson in September.

UFC Fight Night 93: “Arlovski vs Barnett” takes place on September 3rd at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The event is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski and Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett.



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