Even though she had worked her way to an Invicta Fighting Championships strawweight title shot against champion Livia Renata Souza this past May, former UFC veteran Angela Hill believes she didn’t have a lot of fans backing her in the fight, but that’s okay with her.
Over the course of five rounds, Hill believes she did enough to come out with the victory, and with a split-decision, she came out on top, claiming the Invicta 115-pound championship.
“I was really happy about that fight just because I knew a lot of people thought I was going to get smashed, a lot of people thought I was going to get choked out,” Hill told MMAWeekly.com. ”Every time it went to the ground I know a lot of fans are freaking out because of what happened in the past.
“I showed my improvements on the ground. I think that was my biggest challenge that fight: was just getting back on my feet and being able to be fresh on my feet and score and make up for the few seconds that I was taken down.”
While pleased she was able to take the title, Hill admits there was a few seconds while the judges’ decision was being read that she thought it could be taken out from under her.
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“It sucks because you put your heart out there and you think the fight is going your way, but you never know what the judges are going to see,” said Hill. “I’ve seen people get robbed.
“I thought our fight was close-ish, but not that close. So when I heard it was split, I was like, ‘Oh no,’ because ….View full article