Former Invicta Fighting Championships Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson is currently undefeated in UFC competition, with victories coming over Angela Magana and Paige VanZant. Rose Namajunas is among the top fighters in the division, and is foaming at the mouth to fight the UFC on Fox 22 main eventer.
Namajunas took to her Instagram page to make the challenge:
First off I want to congratulate @karatehottiemma on a SPECTACULAR performance! You showed tremendous growth and hunger as a fighter/mother/wife/cool person since knowing you so hats off to you! Secondly I want to acknowledge the messages I've been getting from my fans that this is the next matchup y'all want to see! Me too! Make it happen @danawhite @ufc
Namajunas hasn’t competed since UFC 201 in August of this year, where she suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Karolina Kowalkiewiecz. Namajunas also competed in Invicta FC like Waterson, she fought UFC veterans Tecia Torres and Emily Kagan in the promotion. Waterson defeated Paige VanZant Saturday night at UFC on Fox 22.