UFC President Dana White announced the matchup during UFC Tonight
on Wednesday. UFC on Fox 22 takes place at the Golden 1 Center in
Sacramento, Calif., and will also see Mickey Gall
Northcutt in a welterweight encounter. The evening’s main card
airs on the Fox Network.
VanZant has won four of her five Octagon appearances, with her only
defeat coming against Rose
Namajunas this past December. Most recently, the Team Alpha
Male representative scored a head-kick knockout of Bec
Rawlings at UFC on Fox 21.
Waterson, meanwhile, has been sidelined by various injuries since
Magana in her promotional debut at “The Ultimate Fighter 21”
finale in July 2015. The former Invicta Fighting Championships
105-pound titlist has won seven of her last eight bouts.