Michelle Waterson Defeats Angela Hill in Split-Decision Thriller!

Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill clash was undoubtedly an exciting fight. However, there have been many arguments on their split-decision result! Catch what happened below!

Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson Defeats Angela Hill in Split-Decision Thriller!

Once again, it looks like luck isn’t on Angela Hill’s side. This time, she found herself on the wrong side of a split-decision against Michelle Waterson. Previously, Hill made headline has the first black woman to headline a UFC card. After that, she started an exciting tear, before losing to Claudia Gadhelha over split-decision. As a result, ‘Overkill’ was looking for a win in this match.

On the other hand, her rival came from back-to-back defeat against Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. With both being the most recognizable women fighters on the roster, they did not have any danger in their careers. However, the victory of their fight would undoubtedly affect their futures or significant fights potential. After the result came out, the internet broke loose. 

Michelle Waterson Defeats Angela Hill

One judge bizarrely scored the fight 49-46, in which Waterson was quick to state that it was ridiculous. In the end, 48-47 seemed to be a reasonable result, depending on your perspective. On one side, Hill had a great start when she showed off her progress with crisp striking. Her opponent was trying to fight ugly with some clinch work and even attempt takedowns. Nevertheless, the first couple of rounds still belonged to Hill. Her overhand rights proved to be a big power when Waterson’s head began to grow. Even when ‘The Karate Hottie’ managed to put together some blitzes, ‘Overkill’ was clearly the dominant one. She even successfully wobbled her enemy with a big right hand after getting up from the ground. Round three saw a takedown from Karate Hottie. While she didn’t affect much on top, Hill didn’t get to show either. Finally, Waterson decided to mount her challenger and turned to top control. However, Hill docked in an illegal up kick at the end. This time, Waterson snatched the round back. Both sides were going back-and-forth in the fifth round, where Waterson feigned a takedown and landed a crisp hook. Meanwhile, Hill’s knees and elbows were her best moments. The result saw Waterson take home the win.

What’s next? 

For Waterson, she could be looking at a match with Marina Rodriguez next. On the other hand, Hill is also trying to get a rematch with Claudia Gadhela. However, her loss tonight might have put a hard dent in that hope.