Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has assembled an interesting 115-pound showdown between a pair of Top 15 strawweights for the promotion’s Aug. 22 fight card, according to MMA Junkie, tentatively scheduled for UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Angela Hill vs. Michelle Waterson.
Hill (12-8) is coming off a split decision loss to Claudia Gadelha at the UFC on ESPN 8 event back in May, which snapped a three-fight win streak for “Overkill.” The former Ultimate Fighter 20 contestant, now 35, has been competing inside the Octagon for nearly six years.
As for Waterson (17-8), who turned 34 back in January, she’s coming off back-to-back losses for just the second time in her 13-year career. “The Karate Hottie” has not seen the win column since outlasting Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN 2 back in early 2019.
The Aug. 22 event is also expected to feature a middleweight showdown between Yoel Romero and Uriah Hall. Elsewhere on the card, which is likely to air exclusively on ESPN+, Mariya Agapova and Shana Dobson collide in flyweight action.