Angela Hill will get another change to break into the top 10 when she meets Michelle Waterson at a UFC Fight Night event on August 22.
Waterson (17-8) and Hill (12-8) are both looking for a restart in the division after suffering losses. “The Karate Hottie” lost two consecutive fights to Carla Esparza and Joanna Jędrzejczyk after racking up three straight wins. The Esparza loss was closely contested and had media scorecards split, according to MMA Decisions. A majority of fans pegged Waterson as the winner.
Hill had really turned a corner in her career and seemed poised to extend her UFC-best run to four straight wins. “Overkill” lost a split decision to Cláudia Gadelha at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris despite getting the nod on 75 percent of media and fan scorecards.
The August 22 card is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Those details have yet to be finalized by the promotion. Two other women’s bouts — Mariya Agapova vs. Shana Dobson and Mizuki Inoue vs. Amanda Lemos — are scheduled for the card.