Angela Hill is looking to maximize her second chance in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
After being eliminated in The Ultimate Fighter season 20 by Carla Esparza, Hill was given a contract with the UFC to help fill their new strawweight division. She fell short against Tecia Torres by unanimous decision. Hill was then submitted by Rose Namajunas and was released from the promotion.
“Overkill” ended up making her Invicta FC debut in January 2016. Her opponent was Alida Gray. Hill earned a TKO win in the first round. After knocking out Stephanie Eggink, Hill fought Livia Renata Souza for the vacant Invicta FC strawweight title. She won the championship by split decision.
Hill successfully defended her title against Kaline Medeiros in November. The win extended her streak to four. Her success in Invicta FC has earned her a second stint with the UFC. She will be facing No. 5 ranked Jessica Andrade this Saturday night (Feb. 4) at a UFC Fight Night event in Houston.
“Overkill” recently appeared on “The MMA Hour” (via MMAMania.com). She explained why she feels Andrade will give her a tougher time than dominant UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk would:
“I’m going to call her out. I’m totally going to call her out. I feel like for me Joanna is an easier fight just because she is not going to go for takedowns, at least not at first. That’s not going to be her plan A. Everyone that I have fought since my first fight, their plan A is to take me down and submit me. So it’s going be a relief for me because I will be able to chill, open up my striking and be able to do what I am used to doing as opposed to hitting, defending, then hitting and moving. I can actually unleash on her, at least once we get comfortable. So I definitely feel Joanna is an easier fight than Andrade is for me. I mean, that’s me.”