Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Michelle Waterson vs Aisling Daly added to Sept. 3 UFC show

Earlier today, Aisling Daly did an interview with the UK Sun to announce that she will face Michelle Waterson on UFC Fight Night 93 Sept. 3 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. This show will air on UFC Fight Pass. Both fighters are very popular...and overrated. I guess that can come with the territory sometimes. Aisling's popularity is based on her being from Ireland and we all know how rabid Irish fans can be. When she came to the UFC, I thought she was ranked way too high. I guess the UFC was thinking she could be a female Conor McGregor. But she didn't perform well in the house. Her UFC record is 2-1. Her last win was over Ericka Almeida who was released by the UFC shortly afterwards. Aisling is mainly a striker who struggles on the ground. She's an OK fighter but not as good as some thought. Michelle has been popular for years because of the Karate Hottie nickname and her sex appeal. She's a former Invicta Atomweight Champion. But she's had a history of struggling at 115lb. Michelle won her UFC debut last year over Angela Magana. She was supposed to fight Tecia Torres last Dec. but she was forced to drop out due to a knee injury. I think the size difference could be an issue. Before the UFC, Aisling fought at 125lb and she said in her Sun UK interview that she plans to use that advantage. Though I was not surprised when Michelle came to the UFC, I still think her lack of size will be her downfall. If not now, it will happen against a higher ranked fighter. But it could happen with this fight.

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