Michelle "Karate Hottie" Waterson vs Tecia Torres Added to UFC 194

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  1. CC27

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    http://m.ufc.com/news/The-Karate-Hottie-Faces-a-Tiny-Tornado-UFC-194

     
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    Tecia's school plans for January (after the fight):

     
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    Booo bad matchup. Torres will be boring and just hold onto Waterson for the decision. More bad match-making by Joe Silva.
     
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    All I'm going to say about the Tubricio fight is it should not be weighed heavily for ......reasons.

    Also, Waterson is taller and walks around at least 5 pounds heavier than Torres.

    I'm still concerned about Waterson's hand, though. She has still not done ANY striking with it this camp. If she's not confident with her power strikes, that's bad news, as one of her advantages over Torres is throwing with more power. Michelle has finished fights with her striking, Torres never has, despite her muscles.

    In any case, that may all be moot, because as Michelle stated, if this fight goes to the ground, Torres is getting submitted.
     
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    Good fight, step up for Waterson. Big fight in the div.
     
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    This fight can't happen soon enough. Hard to contain the excitement.
     
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    Do you mean Sean Shelby?
     
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    Tecia gave a good interview, as she usually does ... but Michelle Waterson is not a point fighter :eek: Michelle fights to finish, not score points, which is more of Tecia's game, not Michelle's.
     
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    Super card takes a hit: Michelle Waterson out of UFC 194

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    It’s one of the deepest and most anticipated fight cards in MMA history, and it had avoided the injury bug – until now.

    Former Invicta FC 105-pound champion Michelle Waterson (13-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury and been forced out of her bout with fellow strawweight Tecia Torres (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC). A rep for Waterson confirmed her withdrawal with MMAjunkie.

    A formal announcement hasn’t been made, but a replacement is being sought for the short-notice bout.

    UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

    The card is so deep that many familiar names, including Torres, are slated for the prelims.

    Waterson recently moved up to 115 pounds for her UFC debut. The 29-year-old Team Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter earned a submission victory over Angela Magana in May and is now 7-1 over her past eight fights. However, she’ll have to wait a bit longer to try to get her second UFC win.

    Torres, a fellow Invicta FC vet, joined the UFC after a quarterfinal-round finish on “The Ultimate Fighter 18.” In her official UFC debut on the undercard of the show’s live finale, the 26-year-old American Top Team fighter earned a decision win over Magana. She then followed it up with a decision victory over Angela Hill in June to keep her official undefeated pro record intact.


    http://mmajunkie.com/2015/11/super-...le-waterson-out-of-ufc-194-replacement-sought
     
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    can't wait to buy some Reebok apparel from this fight
     
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    LOL @ Torres calling Michelle a point fighter and saying she needs to develop a point fighting style on the outside. Says the woman who stated she's proud to be a point fighter. I will never root for Tecia Torres.
     
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    Doh was looking forward to this fight : (
     
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    Nice, should be a fun match :)

    Not particularly keen on seeing either of the ladies lose, but I guess I'll be in team Waterson come fight night.
     
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    PVZ dominated and nearly stopper her... so, I don't know if you are serious. In any case, that's not the way to look at it since those fights were very different in terms of how they were fought.
     
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    lol @ "Class, race, gender in Criminal Justice". She better hope her fighting career takes off, cause I don't think she's gonna be very successful in Criminal Justice with this kind of course load.
     
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    Torres doesn't have the skillset to "hold" onto Waterson for a decision. Waterson is too active and good off her back and it's not like Tecia is some sort of ground wizard. She lay and prayed a muay thai fighter with no ground game, wow.

    Waterson might even have a small size advantage in this matchup, the only question is if Tecia can pointfight her way to a decision.
     
  20. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    I blame Points Melendez for putting that idea in her head.

    There will be no such thing in this fight though, it's gonna be an all-out war, as the winner should be one match away from the next titleshot.
     
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    I like this fight! maybe the winner can be the next challenger for the belt, also I don't think Karate Hottie will be out-sized
     
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    I had to listen to that interview a couple of times, as I couldn't believe Tecia put point fighting and Michelle in the same sentence. Bizzare. If she truly is that misinfomed, that's a good thing for Waterson.
     
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    Torres FTW
     
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    Well, Tecia even spoke in this video of what she characterized as the points-fighting style of Joanna Jedrzejczyk (when on the cage, as opposed to when throwing power-punches when out in the open). There, I think she's just referring to the tactic of use of flurries---punches-in-bunches of less than max power---to affect judges rather than using it as an overall characterization of fighters' styles. She probably should have used the word "tactic" rather than "style".
     
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    At least flame the right guy.
     
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    She almost quotes Dan Hardy.
    See what he says right when third JJvsPenne round starts.
     
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    Whichever of those goofs made this bad matchup instead of just cutting Torres after her decision fighting comments.

    When the flames spout everyone is getting burned!
     
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    Tecia is going to have a hard time lol.
     
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    Penne/Waterson II should have happened.
     
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    As will half of Sherdog.
     
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    I'm taking Waterson in this. I think they're both quite evenly matched, but I think Waterson has beaten the better competition in Penne and is more dangerous.
     
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    I get what you are saying, but Tecia using "point fighting" to describe any other fighters style (never mind killers like JJ and TKH) smacks of "Hey, hey guys see, see... even THEY are point fighters..... sometimes. I'm not the only one, I'm cool." It comes across as clumsy damage control.
     
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    I hope this doesn't end up on the main card...
     
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    According to her Instagram, Torres is going to be working a lot on her flexibility this camp. Definitely gonna need it against Michelle, one of the most flexible and bendy fighters in the game.
     
  35. This is a good fight. Hopefully we see Torres back to herself and kicking again.
     
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    That's just too much hotness in the cage at once. Can't wait.

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    Nah, I agree and I'm a fan of WMMA. It's not really main card material.
     
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    I'll take Waterson via decision or sub. I just don't see Tecia being able to hold her down for 15 minutes.
     
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    Dan Hardy was full of shit and so is Torres. JJ was throwing light flurries because she had broken her hand on Penne's skull. Wanker Dan Hardy criticized her for the way she was punching with broken hands, and Torres is just parroting that nonsense. I can't wait to see JJ smoke her.

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    I really like this. I hope they get fights booked for Thug Rose and Markos next.

    Edit: Forgot that Rose vs Hill is booked.
     
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    I'm holding out one day for a Waterson/Alexa Grasso match, or Grasso vs. Torres.
     
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    hoping they end up in 50/50 position (scissoring) then I'll buy both their used fight gear since they technically banged tacos.
     
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    Lol i misstyped that (its really hard to speak and type a message at the same time hahaha). I meant to say taht I hope this doesn't end up on the main card. Just seems totally out of place when compared to Aldo vs McGregor, Weidman vs Rockhold and Souza vs Romero.
     
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    Amen, brother
     

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