Watterson has signed to fight on the non-televised undercard during EliteXC’s Sept. 20 show, EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com earlier this afternoon. An opponent has yet to be determined.
Watterson, who comes from a traditional martial arts background, is 2-2 in her professional mixed martial arts career. She has fought for the Ring of Fire promotion in Colorado and most recently competed for King of the Cage, where she recorded a second round TKO against Thricia Poovey on July 12.
In addition to her fighting career, Watterson is also a professional swimsuit model.
It’s uncertain what weight Watterson will fight out, but she is believed to be in between 115-120 pounds. Unless she plans to go up to 130 pounds, her involvement could signal and even expanded commitment to women’s MMA by EliteXC by opening up a third weight class.
The venue for the Sept. 20 show is not yet official, however, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that a press conference in Albuquerque, N.M. is scheduled for this Thursday at 2 p.m. local time. It is expected that it will be officially announced at that time that EliteXC’s Sept. 20 event will be staged in Albuquerque.