Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight Champion Angela Hill returned to the UFC at UFC Fight Night 104, where she suffered a decision loss to Jessica Andrade.
Despite the loss in her UFC return, Hill is thankful for the time she had spent in the all female MMA promotion.
“It was kind of weird because in the morning (of the fight) I was really nervous,” Hill said to MMA Junkie. “And then the closer I got to the fight, my nerves kind of subsided, and then when I was in the cage, I felt kind of zen almost. I think Invicta really prepared me for this whole experience. Just being back in the UFC, I felt more nerves in my last fight in Invicta than I did in this fight. I think it was just a really good foundation for me to go back and get those wins and kind of just get that confidence in my else – enough to face someone like Andrade and go in there like just full throttle and believe I can knock her ass out. So it was a good experience for me.”
Hill fought four times under the Invicta FC banner and was even introduced as the Invicta FC Strawweight Champion by ring announcer Bruce Buffer at UFC Fight Night 104.
Now that she’s back in the UFC, Hill wants to be as active as she can possibly be.
“Hopefully people appreciate the show that I put on, and hopefully I can get back in there as soon as possible,” Hill said. “Maybe against another strawweight ranked in the top 10. So I can keep just building my experience and getting my ranking up. Because I’m in it for the long run. I’m not trying to like get the belt and retire. I want to keep fighting. I want to be like Neil Magny or Donald Cerrone, just being there as much as possible. Make as much money as possible, make as many fans as possible. I want to be the fan favorite. I want to be like ‘Korean Zombie,’ just like up in everybody’s face, throwing and putting on a good show. And hopefully winning next time.”
Hill was a cast member on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 20 as well, but she lost in the opening round to Carla Esparza.