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Michelle Waterson joins cast of MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars’

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Michelle Waterson is getting a reality check this fall.

The UFC strawweight contender has been announced as a cast member on the upcoming season of The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars, a spin-off of the popular MTV reality game show The Challenge that traditionally features contestants from other MTV programs going head-to-head in various competitions, per

This season, “The Karate Hottie” will be one of 10 celebrities trying to win a $150,000 for a charity of their choosing. She is joined by Olympians Kim Glass and Shawn Johnson, rappers Justina Valentine, RiFF RAFF, and Romeo Miller, former WWE performer Ariane Andrews (better known as “Cameron”), Season 10 Bachelorette winner Josh Murray, comedian Matt Rife, and former NFL star Terrell Owens.

On the opposing team will be champions and finalists from past Challenge seasons.

The show will be hosted by WWE superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin.

This won’t be the first time a female MMA standout tries her hand at a reality TV competition. Earlier this year, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was featured on ABC’s reboot of Battle of the Network Stars.

Waterson last fought in April, losing to Rose Namajunas by rear-naked choke in the second round of the co-main event of UFC on FOX 24.