Michelle Waterson explains why she thinks she’s next in line for a title shot.
This comes after she scored a decision win over Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a women’s strawweight bout. This fight took place at the UFC Philadelphia on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on ESPN.
Following the fight, Waterson made it known that she wants a title shot for the strong performance. In fact, she thinks she should be in front of the winner of Tatiana Suarez vs. Nina Ansaroff that’s expected to be a #1 contender’s fight at the UFC 238 pay-per-view event.
“The case is I’ve been in the top 10 a lot longer than both of them have. I’ve fought all the top girls, and I should be next.”
“Every round that we had to go into the next round I knew that I had to stay focused or more focused,” Waterson said. “Karolina is the type of fighter who picks up steam as the roads ago on, and I knew I just had to stay focused and try to win.”
Waterson is currently on a three-fight winning streak. Her previous two wins victories came against Cortney Casey in April 2018 and Felice Herrig at UFC 229.