Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-3-0) fights Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (17-6-0) in a women’s strawweight bout at UFC Fight Night 161 on Saturday night at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
There’s a potential title shot on offer for the winner of this fight, with Jedrzejczyk looking to win back the strawweight belt she held for more than two years. The Polish 32 year-old defended her title an impressive five times between 2015 and 2017.
Jedrzejczyk has lost three of her last four fights, although she will now be returning to 115 pounds after trying her luck at flyweight in her last fight. That ended in a defeat by Unanimous Decision to the reigning champion, Valentina Shevchenko, in December last year. The only other two losses on Jedrzejczyk’s record were both to Rose Namajunas.
Although born in Poland, Jedrzejczyk trains in Florida so she should be very much at home in this fight.
The 33 year-old Michelle Waterson from the USA is a former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion who last fought in March.
Waterson is a former professional model and “The Karate Hottie” is currently on a three-fight winning streak after beating Courtney Casey, Felice Herrig and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Michelle Waterson Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of our UFC Fight Night 161 betting predictions, the best chance for Michelle Waterson to win this bout would probably come if she is able to take the fight to the mat. However, in her 18 professional fights Joanna Jedrzejczyk has never lost to a submission.
The best option for a value UFC betting tip here could be to wait until there’s a betting line available for the Method of Victory and to then back Jedrzejczyk to Win by Decision or Technical Decision. Look to reputable sportsbooks like bet365, Betway, Sports Interaction and 888Sport for the best UFC odds.