Invicta Fighting Championship Strawweight Champion Angela Hill’s return to the UFC has been delayed for at least four months due to a USADA rule stating that a fighter must be in their testing pull for four months before competing in the UFC.
Due to that USADA rule, Hill has been pulled from a fight against Jessica Andrade at UFC 207, Andrade has now seen two opponents fall through in the last few weeks. The rule is only in place for those who have been in the USADA testing pool prior, but were later removed. Hill was removed in late 2015 when she was released by the UFC.
Hill posted a video on her Twitter to talk about the situation:
Sorry guys, I know it was rumored I was fighting in Dec but it's not happening, here's why. pic.twitter.com/VOEyldLPLs— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 13, 2016
Hill does plan on entering the USADA pool as soon as she possibly can, which means she should be eligible to compete in the UFC by April of 2017.
UFC 207 takes place on Friday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey headlining.