Five Facts About Angela Hill

Published 09/08/2020, 3:50 PM EDT


UFC strawweight fighter Angela “Overkill” Hill is quickly becoming one of the more popular names in the division. Before her upcoming main-event fight with Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 177 this weekend, here are a couple of things you should know about her.

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1. Hill is a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union School of Art. Before stepping into the octagon, she worked as an animator in animation studios and as a bartender. She is also a gamer and a cosplayer and has appeared in costumes at her face-offs in Invicta and UFC on multiple occasions.

2. Hill (12-8, 5 KOs) began training in Muay Thai after college for the purpose of self-defense and to get in shape. After being undefeated in sixteen of her kick-boxing fights, she transitioned to MMA. She made her MMA debut after 18 months of training.

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3. Angela Hill made her professional MMA debut in 2014 and is currently 35 years of age. She had a brief three-fight stint with the UFC from 2014 to 2015 after winning her promotional debut on Ultimate Fighter season 20 finale.

However, she was cut after losing two fights in a row. Hill re-signed with the UFC in 2017 after enjoying a four-fight win streak. At UFC Fight Night: Felder vs Hooker (UFC Fight Night 168), which took place in February, Angela Hill broke records in the division and the UFC as a whole due to her active appearances.

4. She made her fourteenth strawweight appearance, the most for any fighter in the history of the division. She also made her sixth appearance within a ten-month period at the event, more than any fighter in the history of the organization.

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5. Hill has six victories in the UFC strawweight division, which is tied for the third-most in the history of the division. Only former champions, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (nine) and Jessica Andrade (seven) are ahead.

Her two knockout victories in the division are tied for the second-most in the division with Jedrzejczyk after former champion Rose Namajunas (three). Whether Hill has what it takes to find her way back to winning ways will be revealed soon enough.

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