September 23, 2020

Angela Hill would love to break record, fight seven times in year

On Saturday at UFC Jacksonville 2, Angela Hill will enter the Octagon for the fourth time this year– this time against former title challenger Claudia Gadelha.

Angela Hill accepts fourth short-notice fight, set for UFC ...

“I feel like I’ve been very flexible. It’s something that I’m used to doing,” Hill told media members on a virtual media day conference on Thursdy,

Despite everything going on in the world, Hill says her fight camp was about five weeks long and went “smoothly.”

“With this fight camp, it actually went really smoothly. At first, I thought maybe I wouldn’t have enough time to get ready but I had about five weeks, which is a little longer than I usually have. That’s probably my longest fight camp since the Mexico City one.

In the three round co-main event, Hill feels her cardio will be on full display.

“I feel in shape, I feel ready to go. I know Gadelha was training– I think she had two fights cancelled before this. I feel like my cardio is definitely going to be on display just because I had so much time to prepare for this one on top of the fact I’ve ben more active than her. That’s going to work to my advantage for sure.

“Overkill” has become known for her anytime, anywhere fighting style. When asked by Nolan King of MMA Junkie if she was trying to reach a certain number of fights in a year, she responded, “Hey man, I think the record was six and I just tied it with Cerrone, so let’s for seven!

“We’ll see what happens with the next fight cards. I don’t even know who’s fighting next when it comes to my weight class.”

Hill recognizes that the current landscape of the world has helped her secure this opportunity– she looks to make the most of it.

The reason I was able to get this next fight was just because the borders were closed and Claudia’s opponent couldn’t get to the U.S. I feel like I have a better chance right now [to fight] because the fighters cant travel as much to locations to get their fights going. If that works in my favor, great– make the best out of a bad situation. I would love to break that record, fight seven times. If not, I’ll keep doing my normal six.”

Check out Hill’s full virtual media scrum below, posted to YouTube by MMA Fighting.

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