Michelle Waterson Vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Scheduled For March
Two of the best strawweights in the world, Michelle Waterson and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will face each other in March, according to ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto. Michelle Waterson is coming off a win against Felice Herrig at UFC 229, while Karolina’s last fight at UFC 228 resulted in a decisive loss at the hands of the number one contender, Jessica Andrade.
Michelle Waterson (16-6) is currently on a two-fight win streak, after suffering two consecutive losses to the champion, Rose Namajunas and Tecia Torres. Karolina (12-3) had earlier defeated “Thug Rose”, and has amassed a record of five wins and three losses in the UFC. Their clash on the UFC Fight Night card in Philadelphia could prove to be pivotal, as the winner could see herself propel to the top of the rankings, and be next in line to receive a title shot.
As earlier reported, Rose Namajunas is currently scheduled to defend the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship against Jessica Andrade later this year in Brazil.