Angela Hill Provides an Update After Testing COVID Positive

Published 12/07/2020, 6:00 AM EST
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)


UFC strawweight Angela Hill will not be taking part in the UFC 256 card this weekend. Hill was to face Tecia Torres in a rematch of their fight from back in 2015. ‘Overkill’ took to social media to let her fans know that she had tested positive for the COVID-19.

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Hill tweeted, “Tested positive for Covid and won’t be fighting next week. Tried to stay as safe as possible during fight camp, but with mma training there’s virtually no social distancing. Was looking forward to running it back, maybe in the near future. #CovidF**kingUpEveryonesSeason #UFC256”

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Angela Hill recovering from COVID-19

She tweeted further to let her fans know that she was okay. Hill wrote“Was a little sick over the weekend but feeling back to normal now. Would be trying to fight under different circumstances but thankful for my health and some time to recover.”

Ranked #12 in the UFC strawweight division, Hill is 12-9 in her professional career. She is coming off back-to-back losses to Michelle Waterson and Claudia Gadelha. Before her loss, she had put together an impressive three-fight win streak, two of them by TKO. ‘Overkill’ will now have to wait a little longer to avenge the first professional loss of her career.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Opponents Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Torres, who is 11-5 in her career, was on a four-fight losing streak. However, she got the decision win over Brianna Van Buren in June. Currently, there is no official word if the UFC is looking for a replacement opponent for ‘The Tiny Tornado’ at UFC 256.

UFC fights canceled due to the pandemic

Angela Hill is now the latest fighter to have pulled out from her scheduled fight due to a positive COVID-19 test. She is a former Invicta FC champion and was looking to get back into the win column.

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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)

The pandemic has left its mark on the MMA community this year. Fighters such as Leon Edwards, Gilbert Burns, Kevin Holland, Curtis Blaydes are among the many main event contenders that have had to have their flights canceled because of getting in contact with the virus. The recent UFC Vegas 16 card last weekend lost three fights in the final hours before the start of the event.

UFC 256 will take place this weekend, December 12, inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main event is a flyweight title fight between Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno. Lightweights Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira will serve as the co-main event on the card.

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Keith Dsouza

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Keith D'Souza is part of the Essentially Sports MMA writing team. Having followed the sport since 2013, some of his favorite fighters include Max Holloway, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Johny Hendricks. Keith also runs PureMMAIndia, a brand that promotes MMA over social media which aims at growing the sport in India.

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