After each shedding aggressive choices of their earlier outings, Hill (12-Eight MMA, 6-Eight UFC) and Waterson (17-Eight MMA, 5-Four UFC) have agreed to a matchup later this summer season, MMA Junkie confirmed with a number of individuals near the state of affairs. The individuals requested anonymity as a result of UFC has but to make an official announcement.
The battle will happen on the UFC’s Aug. 22 card, which is anticipated to happen on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and air on ESPN/stream on ESPN+.
Hill, No. 15 within the newest USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie MMA strawweight rankings, had her three-fight successful streak snapped at UFC on ESPN Eight in Could when she misplaced a controversial break up choice to Claudia Gadelha. “Overkill” felt strongly that she received the battle, however the judges noticed it completely different. She’s going to now turn out to be the primary UFC fighter to compete 4 occasions in 2020.
No. 13-ranked Waterson, in the meantime, will try and snap the primary shedding skid of her profession. After placing collectively a three-fight run of her personal, “The Karate Hottie” has dropped consecutive bouts to former UFC champs Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Carla Esparza. The latter, which got here at UFC 249 in Could, was a break up choice that Waterson felt she’d received.
With the addition, the lineup for the UFC’s Aug. 22 occasion now contains:
- Uriah Corridor vs. Yoel Romero
- Mizuki Inoue vs. Amanda Lemos
- Mariya Agapova vs. Shana Dobson
- Angela Hill vs. Michelle Waterson