Monday, July 13, 2015

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Michelle Waterson vs Angela Magana

Here's the fight video of Michelle Waterson vs Angela Magana from last night's TUF21 finale in Las Vegas. Of course Michelle is the former Invicta Atomweight Champion making her UFC debut. The Karate Hottie is very popular but that doesn't mean she's all that good of a fighter. But I expected her to beat Angela who has looked terrible in the UFC and could be on the chopping block. Angela is now training at Alliance in San Diego. She actually looked pretty good in round one. She's bigger than Michelle and took her down and went for an armbar. She just didn't hold onto it long enough to get a submission. Michelle got out of it and attempted her own armbar. I thought the round was close but Angela looked pooped by the end of the round. The tide had turned and Michelle looked much fresher in round two and won the round easily. In round three, Michelle landed a head kick that seemed to take a lot out of Angela. And this led to a suplex followed by a rear naked choke for the win. Of course Michelle winning her UFC debut is a big deal. But I think she will have trouble with fighters higher up in the division. Remember Michelle fought at 115 early in her career. But she was overmatched and dropped to 105. She's undersized at 115 and that's why I expect her to have problems. Angela showed the way to beat Michelle in round one. But she didn't have the cardio to make that work. Jessica Penne has been bugging UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby that she wants to fight Michelle claiming that Michelle's win over Jessica in Invicta was a fluke. If these two have issues, let them work it out in the cage. I think the UFC needs to find out how Michelle stacks up with some of the legit 115 pounders in the division. Enjoy the video!

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