After suffering one of the gnarliest injuries in UFC history on the UFC "Fight for the Troops" card over a year ago, "Ultimate Fighter" (TUF) season five cast member, Corey "The Real Deal" Hill, finally made his return to action last night in Niagara Falls, New York on the Raging Wolf VI "Mayhem in the Mist" card.
Hill took out Jason Trzewieczynski by unanimous decision in the co-main event. And while there did seem to be some hesitation on his part to engage early on, he was still able to out-work the youngster, whose first professional fight was only 9 months ago.
The 6'4" lightweight suffered a brutal leg break courtesy of a leg kick that was checked to perfection by Dale Hartt at "Fight for the Troops" back in December of 2008 ... over 13 months ago.
The 31-year-old Floridian had shown promise before the injury, although he was still a very raw prospect at the time, which was apparent by his less than impressive record of (1-2) in the UFC.
The word is that Hill is still under contract with the UFC and the promotion allowed him this fight as a warm-up of sorts, which means we probably haven't seen the last of the lanky fighter inside the Octagon.
Fellow UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti was also a winner on the Raging Wolf VI card, taking out TUF 8 alum Shane Primm by unanimous decision in the night's main event.
"The Italian Tank" is now (3-1) since parting ways with the UFC at the beginning of last year.