Former Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight Champion Angela Hill is starting her second run with the UFC this weekend at UFC Fight Night 104, where she will be battling Jessica Andrade.
Hill, who will also compete at strawweight in the UFC, is under the impression that another division be added to the UFC.
“I think there’s definitely two different weight classes in the strawweight division,” Hill said on The MMA Hour. “There’s a few floaters, there’s a few people who are in both. There are people who are there to fight and look professional when they fight and then there’s the people who are there to look cute. I think Felice and Grasso actually float between both groups. But the ones that are there to mainly look cute, they get top billing. Everyone knows who’s in those categories. Look at VanZant. She headlined maybe two or three events. And she’s lost to the same people that I’ve lost to. It’s strange that you would keep headlining someone unless that was going on. There’s two different types. They’re bringing in one to bring the eyes in, but then the other to still look like a legitimate weight class.”
The bout between Hill and Andrade will be kicking off the UFC Fight Night 104 main card on Fox Sports 1, but the former champion wanted the fighter to have a better position on the card.
“I’m not mad that I’m not co-main event,” Hill said. “I think it would have made sense for my fight to be co-main event, simply because I’m fighting the No. 5-ranked strawweight who everyone is saying … she’s next in line for Joanna.”
UFC Fight Night 104 takes place on Saturday, February 4 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with Dennis Bermudez and Chan Sung Jung headlining.