UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by Click Here to watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on September 12, 2020 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United
States. USA NET
Date: September 12, 2020
Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
Venue: UFC Apex
In the often never-ending fight for respect that many combat sports athletes endure throughout the highs and lows of their careers, the late-resurgence of crowd-favorite Angela Hill at age 35 was already as feel-good as they come.
Hill (12-8), an original member of UFC’s 2014 “The Ultimate Fighter” season which launched the women’s strawweight division, has battled through being cut by the promotion to becoming one of its most unsung journeywomen until a recent turn to possible dark horse title contender.
Having won three of her last four fights, which includes a split-decision loss to Claudia Gadelha in May which could’ve gone either way, Hill saw her recent bump to main-event status at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+) as a sign that she was finally being taken seriously. Yet it was far from the most significant result of the UFC’s decision.
After Glover Teixeira pulled out of his light heavyweight bout against Thiago Santos following a positive COVID-19 test, allowing UFC to name Hill’s co-main event bout against Michelle Waterson (17-8) as the new headliner, it made Hill the first African American female to compete in a UFC main event.