Having been defeated in both of her last Octagon appearances, Ultimate Fighter alum Angela Hill says she has been released from the UFC.
The decision comes a little over month following Hill’s latest defeat, a first-round submission loss to the division’s third-ranked contender, Rose Namajunas, at UFC 192 in Houston. The 28-year-old Brooklyn native revealed the news on her Facebook page early Sunday.
“Last year in April I had my first MMA fight. [Two] days later I flew out to Vegas and tried out for The Ultimate Fighter. It’s been a roller coaster ride and I proved to myself how strong I could be through the s——-t situations. After [two] losses to top [five] ranked opponents I got the call that I’ve been released from the UFC,” Hill wrote. “It’s bittersweet, but I’ll hopefully be able to stay more active outside the Octagon and gain the [experience] I need to make my way back to that belt.”
Prior to the loss to Namajunas, Hill — as mentioned in her post — dropped another fight to a top-five strawweight contender in Tecia Torres at UFC 188 in Mexico City this June. Starting her professional career just days before trying out for the 20th season of TUF, Hill suffered a first-round submission loss to the season’s eventual winner, Carla Esparza, during the tournament.
A decorated kickboxer who made the transition to mixed martial arts, Hill seemingly struggled to develop the necessary skills to contend with above-average grapplers in her weight class.
Hill is just 2-2 in her career as a professional MMA fighter.