Angela Hill (fighter)

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Angela Hill
Born (1986-12-10) 10 December 1986 (age 31)
Maryland, United States
Other names Overkill
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Division Strawweight (105–115 Ib)
Reach 64 in (163 cm)
Style Muay Thai, Kickboxing
Stance Southpaw
Kickboxing record
Total 16
Wins 16
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 8
By knockout 3
By decision 5
Losses 4
By submission 1
By decision 3
Other information
University Cooper Union
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Angela Hill is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division. She was formerly signed with the Invicta Fighting Championships, of which she is the strawweight champion. She is also a former World Kickboxing Association champion.[2] Hill currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of July 31, 2017 Fight Matrix ranks her #8[3] female MMA strawweight in the world.[4]

Background[edit]

Hill received a bachelor of fine arts degree at the Cooper Union school of art.[5] Before becoming a professional fighter, she worked as an animator in animation studios and as a bartender.[6]

Hill is also a video gamer and cosplayer, and usually appears in costume before fights at Invicta. She has cosplayed as Dhalsim, Afro Samurai, a Fallout Vault Dweller and as one of The Warriors, among others.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hill began her professional MMA career in 2014. She has amassed a win over future Invicta fighter Stephanie Skinner.[7]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In June 2014, it was announced that Hill was one of the fighters selected by the UFC to appear on The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned. She faced Carla Esparza in the preliminary round and lost via submission in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Hill's first fight after The Ultimate Fighter was against Emily Kagan at The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale on December 12, 2014.[8] Tecia Torres fought at UFC 188 and defeated Hill.[9]

Hill faced Rose Namajunas at UFC 192 on October 3, 2015. She lost the fight by technical submission in the first round. She was subsequently released from the promotion.

Invicta FC[edit]

On November 17, 2015 Hill announced on her official Facebook page that she signed with Invicta FC.[10] She made her debut for the promotion at Invicta FC 15 on January 16, 2016, and successfully notched a first round TKO victory over Alida Gray.[11] Hill returned less than two months later on March 11, 2016, and knocked out former strawweight title challenger Stephanie Eggink in the second round, earning her first Performance of the Night bonus as a result of the finish.[12]

Hill made another quick turnaround to face undefeated strawweight champion Lívia Renata Souza for the title at Invicta FC 17 on May 7, 2016.[13] She won the fight via split decision to become the new Invicta FC Strawweight champion.[14]

UFC return[edit]

Hill and Jéssica Andrade were briefly linked to a bout at UFC 207.[15] However, the fight never materialized for that event because of a rule in the UFC's anti-doping policy with USADA.[16] Subsequently, Andrade was removed from that card with the pairing left intact and rescheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie on February 4, 2017.[17] Andrade won the fight by unanimous decision. In addition, both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors.[18]

Hill faced Ashley Yoder on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[19] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[20]

Hill faced Nina Ansaroff at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis on November 11, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia.[21] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[22]

Hill faced Maryna Moroz at UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens on February 24, 2018 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.[23] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[24]

Hill is scheduled to face Alexa Grasso on August 25, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135.[25]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–4 Maryna Moroz Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 3 5:00 Orlando, Florida, United States
Loss 7–4 Nina Ansaroff Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis November 11, 2017 3 5:00 Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Win 7–3 Ashley Yoder Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale July 7, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 6–3 Jéssica Andrade Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie February 4, 2017 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 6–2 Kaline Medeiros Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 20: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya November 18, 2016 5 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Defended the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.
Win 5–2 Lívia Renata Souza Decision (split) Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider May 7, 2016 5 5:00 Costa Mesa, California, United States Won the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 4–2 Stephanie Eggink KO (punch) Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown March 11, 2016 2 2:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 3–2 Alida Gray TKO (knee to the body) Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova January 16, 2016 1 1:39 Costa Mesa, California, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 2–2 Rose Namajunas Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 1 2:47 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 2–1 Tecia Torres Decision (unanimous) UFC 188 June 12, 2015 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 2–0 Emily Kagan Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale December 12, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Strawweight debut.
Win 1–0 Stephanie Skinner TKO (knees) USFFC 18: Metal and Mayhem April 26, 2014 2 1:35 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States Flyweight debut.

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Carla Esparza Submission (standing rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned October 1, 2014 (airdate) 1 3:42 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 20 Elimination round

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 192 Cormier vs. Gustafsson". UFC.com. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Angela Hill: Dominating with Hands, Feet and Speed". American Athlete. 
  3. ^ "Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings » Women's Strawweight". www.fightmatrix.com. Retrieved 2017-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Current MMA Rankings » Women's Strawweight". www.fightmatrix.com. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Angela Hill - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  6. ^ a b Grayson, Nathan (13 December 2016). "MMA Champion Uses Video Games And Cosplay To Deal With The Stress Of Fighting". Kotaku. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter: Meet contestant Angela Hill". Fox Sports. 
  8. ^ "TUF 20 Finale results: Angela Hill dominates Emily Kagan in one-sided fight". MMA Junkie. 
  9. ^ "UFC 188 results: Tecia Torres outworks 'TUF 20' teammate Angela Hill for decision win". MMA Junkie. 
  10. ^ "Angela Hill Facebook Page". Angela Hill. 
  11. ^ Anton Tabuena (January 17, 2016). "Invicta FC 15 Results: Cyborg destroys Ibragimova, TUF vet Angela Hill wins". bloodyelbow.com. 
  12. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (March 12, 2016). "Invicta FC 16 results: Hamasaki taps Brown, Maia edges Porto in thriller". mmajunkie.com. 
  13. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (April 6, 2016). "Livia Renata Souza vs. Angela Hill title fight among Invicta FC 17 additions". 
  14. ^ MMAWeekly.com Staff (May 8, 2016). "Invicta FC 17 Results: Tonya Evinger Retains 135-Pound Belt; Angela Hill Wins Strawweight Strap". 
  15. ^ Gabriel Carvalho (2016-12-07). "Angela Hill replaces Moroz and faces Jéssica Andrade at UFC 207". olimpomma.com. Retrieved 2016-12-07.  (in Portuguese)
  16. ^ Marc Raimondi (2016-12-13). "Hill's UFC return on hold due to USADA rule". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-12-13. 
  17. ^ Robert Sargent (2017-01-16). "Jéssica Andrade vs Angela Hill planned for UFC Fight Night 104". mmarising.com. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  18. ^ Staff (2017-02-05). "UFC Fight Night 104 bonuses: 'Korean Zombie' among extra $50,000 winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  19. ^ Staff (2017-07-05). "Tom Gallicchio vs. James Krause joins Dhiego Lima vs. Jesse Taylor to complete TUF 25 Finale lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  20. ^ "TUF 25 Finale results: Angela Hill's standup game shines in unanimous win over Ashley Yoder". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 120 adds Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-17. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  22. ^ "UFC Fight Night 120 results: Nina Ansaroff edges Angela Hill in high-paced affair". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-12. 
  23. ^ Reddick, Jay (January 22, 2018). "UFC Orlando signs Maryna Moroz vs. Angela Hill". Orlando Sentinel. 
  24. ^ "UFC on FOX 28 results: Angela Hill outworks Maryna Moroz for unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-25. 
  25. ^ "Angela Hill Vs. Alexa Grasso Added To UFC Fight Night 135 In Nebraska". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16. 
  26. ^ "Angela Hill – MMA » Muay Thai – Awakening Fighters". Retrieved 20 June 2017. 

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