Born in Colorado Springs and raised in Aurora, Waterson began her modeling career in 2004 after she graduated high school.
A karate student since the age of 10, Waterson holds a Black Belt in American Free Style Karate and has also trained in WuShu and Muay Thai.
Waterson rose to fame as a contestant on the Muay Thai-themed Fight Girls reality show on the Oxygen television network.
She is featured in the music video for Head Crusher, the first single from the Endgame album by the American Metal band Megadeth.
Mixed Martial Arts career: Waterson made her MMA debut on February 16, 2007 at Ring of Fire 28: Evolution against Andrea Miller and won the fight by Unanimous Decision.
She faced current Freestyle Cage Fighting Champion Lynn Alvarez at Ring of Fire 31: Undisputed on December 1, 2007, but lost by submission in the first round.
Waterson made her Strikeforce debut against Tyra Parker at Strikeforce: Payback on October 3, 2008. She won the fight by rear naked choke submission in the first round.
Waterson faced Karina Taylor at Duke City MMA Series 1 on March 1, 2009. She won the fight by armbar submission in the first round. There was some controversy with this fight due to the fact that Taylor did not tap out to the armbar.
On April 11, 2009, Waterson fought former WIBA and IFBA Flyweight Boxing Champion Elena Reid at Apache Gold: Extreme Beatdown. Reid won the fight by TKO in the second round.
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Waterson faced the debuting Rosary Califano at EB – Beatdown at 4 Bears 6 and won by submission due to a flying armbar in just 15 seconds.
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She faced Masako Yoshida at Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl on April 24, 2010. Waterson won the fight by TKO in the first round.
Born: January 6, 1986 / Colorado Springs, Colorado
Other names: The Karate Hottie
Height: 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight: 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)
Style: Karate, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team: Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts
Total: 11 – Wins: 8 – By knockout: 2 – By submission: 5 – Losses: 3
Personal life: On September 16, 2010, Waterson announced that she is pregnant with her first child and recently engaged.