Michelle Waterson Set for Octagon Debut vs. Angela Magana at ‘TUF 21’ Finale

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 29, 2015
Michelle Waterson will make her UFC debut on July 12. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Former Invicta Fighting Championships titlist Michelle Waterson will make her UFC debut against Angela Magana at "The Ultimate Fighter 21" finale.

The Las Vegas-based promotion revealed the strawweight matchup on Wednesday night. The “TUF 21” finale takes place on July 12 at a location to be determined in Florida and is expected to include a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Michael Johnson.

Waterson, who recently signed with the UFC, competed at atomweight during her four-fight tenure in Invicta FC. The Jackson-Wink MMA representative captured the all-female promotion’s 105-pound strap with an enthralling fourth-round submission triumph over Jessica Penne in April 2013. She successfully defended the title against Yasuko Tamada this past September before suffering an upset loss to Herica Tiburcio in her most recent appearance at Invicta FC 10.

Magana, meanwhile, enters the bout on a three-fight losing streak. The 31-year-old Farmington, N.M., native appeared on Season 20 of “TUF” and fell to Tecia Torres via unanimous decision at the reality show’s finale on Dec. 12. Magana has also lost to Stephanie Eggink and Jessica Eye during her current skid. “Your Majesty” owns notable triumphs over Jessica Aguilar, Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc and Barb Honchak.


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