MMAMichelle Waterson v. Karolina Kowalkiewicz set for UFC Philly Two elite fighters will battle it out to determine who will be the next challenger for strawweight gold by Daniel Yanofsky January 9, 2019 Two of the top female fighters in the UFC are headed to The City of Brotherly Love. After announcing that the UFC will be returning to Philadelphia on March 30th for UFC on ESPN 2, Dana White announced that Michelle Waterson will face off against Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The two are expected to fight at strawweight.This will be a big test for Waterson (16-6), who is well on her way to becoming a true contender for the strawweight title. Since joining the UFC in 2015, Waterson is 4-2. She is currently on a two-fight win streak, her last bout being a unanimous decision victory over Felice Herrig at UFC 229. Before that, “The Karate Hottie” lost two in a row to current champion Rose Namajunas and Tecia Torres. With nine wins via submission, a win by Waterson, who is number eight in the strawweight rankings, could propel her to the top five.Her opponent is hoping for a win in order to change her fortunes. At one point destined to be the next challenger for the Strawweight Title, Kowalkiewicz (12-3) was on a two-fight win streak before getting knocked out by Jessica Andrade at UFC 228. Unlike Waterson, Karolina has fought for the title Namajunas holds, when Joanna Jędrzejczyk was champion.With Andrade scheduled to face Namajunas for the title at UFC 237, these two will have a chance to prove there is more than one reason to invest in the strawweight division.Ticket information has not been released yet for the event. Stay tuned as more information is released. Post Views: 761The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsDaniel YanofskyBaseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event.Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsKarolina KowalkiewiczMichelle WatersonmmaufcUFC on ESPN 2UFC PhillyWomen in Sports 1 Comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 A Conversation with Nancy Newman: “We Are All a Yankee Family” by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on July 27, 2020 5 Tips for Going to Your First Baseball Game by Guest | posted on February 10, 2020More in MMAThe Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. AskrenJake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan... The Leverage Game: What’s Going on Between Jon Jones and UFC?After Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic, fight fans everywhere were already excited about... Athletes and their “Charitable” ContributionsThe other day I was watching TV when I saw a commercial for Conor... Should the Holloway vs. Katter fight have been Stopped in the 4th Round? Dana White thought so…In my honest opinion, when it comes to sports there is nothing like watching... UFC to return to Philadelphia for the first time since 2011 Barnett? Cyborg? Who will be the next group of fighters to sign with the PFL for 2019 and beyond?