Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Waterson vs Herrig?
Michelle Waterson beat Felice Herrig by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 229, on Saturday 6th October 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michelle Waterson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Waterson vs Herrig stats
Michelle Waterson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Felice Herrig made her way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Herrig had a slight advantage in power over Waterson, with a 7% knock out percentage over Waterson's 0%.
Michelle Waterson was the younger woman by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Herrig had a height advantage of 1 inch over Waterson. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Waterson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made her debut in 2007, 2 years earlier than Herrig, whose first professional fight was in 2009. She had fought 7 more professional rounds, 66 to Herrig's 59.
Waterson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Herrig's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 13 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 2 years, 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.