Angela Hill protests loss, pushes for quick turnaround after UFC on ESPN 8

Angela Hill wants to continue her momentum what should’ve been the biggest win of her career at UFC on ESPN 8.

Hill (12-8 MMA, 6-8 UFC) came out on the wrong end of a somewhat controversial split decision against Claudia Gadelha (18-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in their strawweight co-headliner on Saturday. It could’ve been a fourth straight win for “Overkill,” but instead two of three judges had it the other way.

After a flat start to her UFC career, Hill has turned it up of late. UFC on ESPN 8 marked her fifth fight in the past 15 months, and the win would’ve elevated her status into newfound contender territory. Hill expressed disappointment in the result, but made it clear she intends to push forward, hopefully by booking another fight soon (via Twitter):

I won that fight @danawhite. Book me on the island, Arizona, apex wherever and I’ll carve up more of your girls. Ready to go next week.

Of the 17 media outlets to score Hill vs. Gadelha on, 13 had the fight for Hill by a score of 29-28. After a slow start, she turned up the volume with a knockdown in the second before displaying some impactful striking in the third.

Much to Hill’s chagrin, though, the call went the other way.

Hill did not receive a medical suspension stemming from the event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. Because of that, she said she could be ready to go as soon as the UFC’s next planned event on May 30 (via Instagram):


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