Following UFC release, strawweight Angela Hill lands with Invicta FC

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Angela Hill was unceremoniously released from the UFC this past month after consecutive losses to top strawweight competitors, but she’s got a new fighting home with Invicta FC.

Hill’s management team announced Hill’s move to Invicta on Instagram Tuesday.

Oh and then there is this… Welcome to @invictafc @angieoverkill #represented #overkillhill

A photo posted by Brian Butler-Au (@suckerpunchent) on

“Overkill” was one of 16 women in the inaugural strawweight title tournament conducted out of The Ultimate Fighter’s 20th season, where she was submitted by eventual champion Carla Esparza in the opening round.

The Muay Thai competitor had just one pro MMA fight into the tournament, but won her first UFC bout at the finale event with a decision over Emily Kagan. Unfortunately, she then dropped a decision to Tecia Torres before getting submitted by Rose Namajunas last month.

She’ll now join the Invicta FC roster, which will still keep her on a UFC platform on UFC Fight Pass. A debut date and opponent is yet to be determined.

Penick’s Analysis: This is a good spot for her to land. She’s got some talent, but her holes were readily apparent because she just doesn’t have a lot of experience in the grappling game. She had some really tough opponents for someone with such limited MMA experience, so that certainly didn’t help, but she can make a return with a good run inside the Invicta cage. Best of luck to her in her new fighting home.

[Photo (c) Troy Taormina via USA Today Sports]

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