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Angela Hill Thriving as She Heads into Invicta FC Title Fight on Saturday

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Angela Hill Thriving as She Heads into Invicta FC Title Fight on Saturday

After splitting her four bouts over the previous two years, strawweight Angela “Overkill” Hill has found consistency in 2016 and picked up back-to-back wins for the Invicta FC promotion.

For Hill, finding her footing after some tumultuous times has been a great way to showcase her abilities and prove she belongs at a high level of MMA.

“I definitely feel like I was able to show improvements and just be able to do what I wanted to in the fights,” Hill told MMAWeekly.com. “I think both fights pretty much went the way I wanted them to.

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“It’s been kind of nice because I feel like with my last couple opponents, I’ve been able to fight opponents who are pretty good and not pushovers. I think Invicta is giving me a chance to fight people in a way where I slowly climb the ladder rather than fighting the Top 5 right off the bat.”

The success that Hill (4-2) has had in Invicta has paid off, as she’ll get a chance to challenge for the promotion’s 115-pound title in the co-main event of Invicta FC 17 on Saturday in Costa Mesa, Calif., against undefeated champion Livia Renata Souza (9-0).

“She kind of has a similar skillset to (Stephanie) Eggink, but with more aggression,” said Hill of Souza. “She’s an aggressive striker, and really scramble-y, but from what I’ve seen, she doesn’t have wrestling-style takedowns, so I think clinch fighting is where I’ll feel more comfortable.

“I think it’s a good match-up for me because where I feel my weak points are, she’s not strong there, so I feel I ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly