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5 Oz. Exclusive: “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Watterson to make EliteXC debut on Sept. 20

“The Karate Hottie” Michelle Watterson will join Gina Carano and Jennifer Tate as alumni from Oxygen’s “Fight Girls” reality television series to appear inside of an EliteXC cage.

Watterson has signed to fight on the non-televised undercard during EliteXC’s Sept. 20 show, EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw revealed to 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, 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.