Video: Michelle Waterson open workout includes insane flexibility, a lot of smiles

On Thursday, open workouts for UFC on FOX 22 took place and one half of the headlining bout, “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson, stole the show with one of the most entertaining performances for the crowd.

Waterson is a lovable fighter, always flashing her smile, and that was no different on the open workout stage.

Before showing off her striking and some grappling, however, there was another moment that really brought a smile to everyone’s face — not that there wasn’t already one plastered on Waterson’s.

Waterson’s five-year-old daughter Aarya joined her on the stage and the Aarya tried to emulate her mom while doing splits.

Then, Aarya really gained some confidence and began flipping around the stage.

The kid is a natural.

Waterson takes on fellow strawweight contender Paige VanZant in the main event of Saturday night’s card at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

Check out Waterson’s open workout and photos of the UFC on FOX 22 headliner below, via

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Paige VanZant expects ‘fireworks’ against The Karate Hottie
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