Angela Hill Eyeing A UFC Norfolk Win To Work Towards Rematch With Rose Namajunas

UFC strawweight Angela Hill (7-3) took a unanimous decision victory over Ashley Yoder at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale in July. Before making her return to the UFC, Hill held together with a four-fight win streak and captured the strawweight title in Invicta FC.

Her last loss before leaving the UFC organization was against Rose Namajunas at UFC 192 in 2015. Since then it’s wild to see how much has changed in that short time.

she hopes to continue climbing the ranks to score some wins together to eventually have a chance to retaliate her loss to the new UFC strawweight champion Namajunas. Hill was recently speaking to MMA Junkie:

“I’ve always wanted my rematches, but I wanted to make sure that I was ready when I did have those rematches. You know, everyone’s on the list that I’ve lost to when it comes to that. But I definitely feel like I was a totally different fighter when I did fight [Rose Namajunas]. I was motivated to fight [Joanna Jedrzejczyk] when she was champ. I was hoping that I could work my way up to that. I was already thinking about what I was going to do for the face-off and everything. But now that she’s out of the picture, she’s still going to be around. I’d still love to fight her at some point. Yeah, I’m definitely going for that title run after I feel I’ve got enough wins, and I’ve impressed enough to get a go at [Namajunas].”

“It was surprising and not, because I’ve been on record saying that Joanna was an easier fight for me than someone like [Jessica] Andrade. When you’re used to striking for so long, you see things that other people don’t see. It’s the same why if I’m grappling with Jessica Penne, she can twist me up in all sorts of ways because she sees things that I don’t see. And whenever I watched Joanna strike, I’m just like, ‘Man, they’re so many things that can be exploited, but everyone spends all this energy trying to take her down.’ But at the same time, I thought that Rose was going to go in there with the same strategy: Try to take her down, spend all this energy doing that and not have enough speed to actually hurt her when she does get dropped, because she’s got dropped a lot in the past.”

Current champ Rose Namajunas was considered the huge underdog for a fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Eventually, she proved everybody by knocking out Jedrzejczyk at Madison Square Garden to win the women’s strawweight title. So Angela Hill is looking her chance here to fight either of the fighters if get a chance in the near future. Hill facing against Nina Ansaroff tonight at UFC Fight Night 120, takes place at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk.


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