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