Overkill is an American thrash metal band from the 1980s. Angela Hill is a big fan. Big enough that it’s likely the source of her nickname – Angela ‘Overkill’ Hill. What is common between heavy metal and cage-fighting? They both require a lot of energy. They both have violent elements. Angela Hill has a lot of energy. And she has violent Muay Thai.
As UFC President Dana White mentioned, her upcoming fight with Loma Lookboonmee will be Angela’s sixth fight in three hundred and thirty six days. This is a UFC record. Other than energy, this also reflects a strong willingness to fight on the part of Angela Hill. Incidentally, a while ago, when a bout between Michelle Waterson and Joanna Jedrzejczyk was threatened, Angela Hill was on the verge of stepping in.
Angela Hill recently appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast. While on the show, she revealed that she has been training martial arts for only ten years. Rogan, and many fans, found that fascinating. As Rogan noted, ten years is around the time that a martial artist starts putting their skills together. Angela Hill stated training at twenty-four years of age. That is much later than many high-level martial artists in the world who start training at much younger ages. However, Hill has the advantage of having absorbed much less damage than many of her counterparts. And she’s only getting better.
Don’t let the numbers fool you
Hill is currently on a winning streak. She beat her last two opponents by TKO. If not for a controversial decision against Yan Xiaonan, her current two fight streak may be a four fight streak. But that’s the name of the game.
In recent times, the UFC has seen fighters with less than perfect records rise to stardom. Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz are great examples of this. Angela Hill’s record is currently 11-7. That’s a far less intimidating record than current strawweight champion Zhang Weili. But this only means that people are bound to underestimate Angela. Perhaps the best comparison should be drawn between her and Donald Cowboy Cerrone. Cowboy is notorious for fighting far too often. He has fought four times in the last 365 days. Many fans say that might kill him. If Angela Hill continues to fight at the frequency that she has been, while only looking better and better, then it’s safe to she’s totally on overkill.