The UFC announced this morning that a women’s strawweight bout between Aisling Daly vs. Michelle Waterson has been added to UFC Fight Night 93.
UFC Fight Night 93 will be held on September 3, 2016, at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) July 19, 2016
Daly (16-6 MMA) was a member of season 20 of the Ultimate Fighter, the season where the UFC crowned a new strawweight champion. In the elimination round of the show, Daly earned a TKO victory over Angela Magana to advance to the quarterfinal round where she would lose a unanimous decision to Jessica Penne. Since the show, Daly has gone 2-1 in the UFC, earning a submission win over Alex Chambers in the Finale before dropping a decision to Randa Markos at UFC 186. In her most recent bout however, in front of her home crowd in Dublin, Daly earned one of the biggest and most emotional wins of her career, earning a dominant decision win over Ericka Almeida.
Waterson (13-4 MMA) spent most of her career at strawweight before dropping to atomweight when she was signed to Invicta back in 2012. ‘The Karate Hottie’ eventually won the Invicta atomweight title against Jessica Penne, submitting her in the fourth round of their title fight. After losing the title to Hérica Tibúrcio, Waterson was signed to the UFC and moved back up to strawweight to take on Angela Magana in her debut, earning a third round rear-naked choke win. Waterson was supposed to fight Tecia Torres at UFC 194 however pulled out of the bout due to injury.
With this fight addition, UFC Fight Night 93 now looks like this:
Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jan Błachowicz
Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi
Nick Hein vs. Tae Hyun Bang
Jessin Ayari vs. Emil Weber Meek
Peter Sobotta vs. Nicolas Dalby
Jarjis Danho vs. Christian Colombo
Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson
Rustam Khabilov vs. Reza Madadi
Brad Pickett vs. Henry Briones
Aisling Daly vs. Michelle Waterson