An exciting strawweight contest between Angela Hill and Ashley Yoder has been added to next week’s UFC Vegas 20 event which is set to take place on February 27.
The UFC confirmed the news on Saturday night during the UFC Vegas 19 broadcast. The bout between Hill and Yoder will be a rematch from a 2017 encounter in which Hill was victorious by way of a unanimous decision.
Hill (12-9-0) looks to rebound from a pair of controversial split decision defeats to Claudia Gadelha and Michelle Waterson. Both fights were very close with critics and fans divided on who they feel truly won the fights. Prior to the losses, the ‘Overkill’ was on a three-fight win streak, following dominant victories over Loma Lookboonmee, Hannah Cifers and Ariane Carnelossi.
Yoder (8-6-0) went 1-1 in 2020 after losing a decision to Livia Souza but then winning one against Miranda Granger. The 33-year-old has never been finished in her MMA career with many of her defeats coming by way of close decisions. The former TUF 23 standout feels as though she has made major improvements to her game since the first fight against Hill and looks forward to showcasing them.
UFC Vegas 20 takes place on February 27, 2021, from the UFX APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The main card will be aired live on ESPN+ from 8pm ET.