In the co-main event slot of the evening, Claudia Gadelha fought strawweight Angela Hill. Here’s how the battle went down.
Bout 10: Claudia Gadelha (17-4) vs. Angela Hill (12-7) (Strawweight)
After a few minutes of even striking to start the fight, Gadelha put Hill against the cage with half of a round to go. Gadelha got a trip takedown with just over a minute left in the round. Gadelha landed some punches on the ground before the round ended.
A minute into the second round, Hill landed a right cross that dropped Gadelha. Hill allowed Gadelha to get back up. Gadelha failed for a takedown after. Gadelha put Hill against the cage in a clinch halfway through the round, but Hill was able to reverse it. They went back to stand-up with two minutes to go. The fighters were trading hard strikes later in the round.
The first round was another close striking battle. Both fighters had a high pace of strikes, however Hill was more active. Gadelha clinched up in the final minute, with Hill scoring an elbow on exit. Hill scored with kicks before the round ran out of time. Looking to judges to find a winner, they ruled in favour of Claudia Gadelha (29-28 Hill, 29-28 Gadelha & 29-28 Gadelha).
RESULT: Claudia Gadelha def. Angela Hill via Decision, Split
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