Ranked strawweights Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill are expected to face off on a UFC card come August 22nd. The fight booking was first announced by Mike Bohn and Nolan King of MMA Junkie.
Both having last competed in may, Waterson and Hill have the same goal in mind, that being to bounce back from a previous loss. An early May loss via split decision to Carla Esparza was the second in a row for Waterson, with the previous fight being a five-round decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Hill has been one of the more active fighters in 2020, having fought three times previously. Her three-fight winning streak was broken last month after a close decision favoured Claudia Gadelha. Currently 13th in the UFC.com strawweight rankings, a win over eighth-ranked Waterson would likely bump her up the standings significantly.
UFC’s August 22nd show now has three bouts on it, including another in the strawweight division between Mizuki and Amanda Lemos. The show does not have a main event bout set as of yet.
Here’s the full card currently.
Bout 3: Michelle Waterson (17-8) vs. Angela Hill (12-8) (Strawweight)
Bout 2: Mizuki (14-5) vs. Amanda Lemos (7-1-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 1: Mariya Agapova (9-1) vs. Shana Dobson (3-4) (Flyweight)