March 30, 2019 11:59 pm
on March 29, 2019 7:01 am
Waterson to win
2.35 (min. 2.20)
UFC ON ESPN 2
In the women’s Strawweight division the ‘Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson looks to extend her two-fight win streak coming up against Karolina Kowalkiewicz who is coming in of a knockout loss to current number one contender Jessica Andrade.
It’s hard to give the striking advantage to anyone in this fight, both girls have similar striking and movement but I think when it comes down to grappling… Michelle is definitely the more skilled and technical ground specialist.
With her previous knockout being the first of her career, we really don’t know where Karolina’s head is at. We also know she is susceptible to losing by submission which her opponent Michelle will seize the opportunity to do so if given the chance.
Once again, another price that I think is giving no respect to the underdog. The striking will be a close one, but I think if Michelle wants to take this fight to the floor she might be able to do so with ease considering her takedown record.
I do think Karolina has a chance to edge the scorecards if this was a striking only matchup but this is mixed martial arts and Michelle’s more elite grappling skills gives me the confidence she can get the job done here.