UFC Vegas 20- Angela Hill vs Ashley Yoder: Prediction and Fight Analysis

Published 02/26/2021, 1:09 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 12: (R-L) Angela Hill punches Michelle Waterson in a strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


‘Bigi Boy’ Jairzinho Rozenstruik will fight Ciryl Gane in a blockbuster heavyweight clash in the main event of the UFC Vegas 20 card. The Fight Night card is very intriguing with some fantastic fights in the prelims card as well. One of the bouts will feature Angela Hill taking on Ashley Yoder in a women’s strawweight bout.

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The two perennial contenders of the 115 lbs division of the UFC will look to springboard up in the rankings with a win in the upcoming event. ‘Overkill’ already has a decision win over Yoder dated back in 2017. Likewise, Yoder will look to level the scores against ‘Overkill’ Hill and show the MMA world that she has evolved since their previous encounter.

Angela Hill in numbers

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Hill has a professional record of 12-9. She has competed 13 times in the UFC, winning only 6 and dropping the rest. She managed to put together a 3-fight win streak before dropping two back-to-back split decisions in her last two fights against Claudia Gadelha and Michelle Waterson, respectively.

Hill is a volume striker with 50% accuracy. She lands 5.97 shots per minute on average, taking 5.28 in return.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 11: Angela Hill poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

‘Overkill’ has landed a massive 976 strikes out of her attempted 1945. Hill has 5 career wins by T/KO and none by submission. Striking is her stronger aspect for sure, but she also has a 73% takedown defense rate which will work well in her favor against Yoder.

Ashley Yoder in numbers

The 33-year-old, who has been fighting in the UFC since 2016, has a professional record of 8-6. ‘The Spider Monkey’ dropped her first three bouts in the promotion by decisions, including one against her next opponent Hill.

Yoder has never been finished in her professional career and has lost all her bouts on the scorecards. This should hold her in good stead against Hill.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Ashley Yoder attempts to secure a triangle arm bar submission against Miranda Granger in a strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

‘The Spider Monkey’ has fought 8 times in the UFC and has a 3-5 record. In her last bout in November, she won a decision against Miranda Granger. It was her fourth career win via decision and she drew level with her submission wins tally.

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Yoder has a takedown average of 1.25 per 15 minutes and has landed a total of 4 of her attempted 10 takedowns. Her submission average is 0.75 per 15 minutes. She also holds a striking accuracy of 35%.

So, this fight is certainly a striking specialist vs grappling and submission specialist match-up. That certainly makes for a great spectacle for the fans. However, Hill’s striking volume and takedown defense can certainly be the deciding factor in the rematch on the prelims card.

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Final Prediction: Angela Hill by decision.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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