It appears a trilogy combat between Angela Hill and Ashley Yoder gained’t be essential.
Hill, the previous Invicta FC strawweight champion, defeated Yoder as soon as once more Saturday at UFC Combat Night time 187. Hill gained a unanimous resolution, incomes 30-27 marks on all three judges’ scorecards.
The ladies’s strawweight bout closed out the UFC Combat Night time 187 preliminary card on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It streamed on ESPN+.
The bout between Hill and Yoder was a rematch from July 2017, when Hill outpointed Yoder in a unanimous resolution. The second bout was a dominant affair by Hill (13-9 MMA, 8-9 UFC), however Yoder (8-7 MMA, 3-6 UFC) did have her moments on the bottom.
Within the first spherical, Hill walked down Yoder and linked flush with many good photographs. The 2 clinched loads all through the spherical, however nothing important got here out of that change.
The second was by far probably the most dominant, because it appeared like Hill was near ending the combat on a number of events, Hill attacked the physique and head and had Yoder always backing up and defending. Simply when it appeared like Yoder was on her final leg, harm from the physique photographs, she managed to safe a takedown with seconds remaining within the spherical.
The third was additionally a fantastic spherical on the ft for Hill, however Yoder was capable of clinch extra and take the combat to the bottom and preserve on high for a bit over a minute. Regardless, it wasn’t sufficient to win the spherical.
With the victory over Yoder, Hill noticed a controversial two-fight dropping streak come to an finish. She had suffered a pair of break up resolution losses to Michelle Waterson and Claudia Gadelha. Previous to the 2 loses, Hill was on a three-fight successful streak.
In the meantime, Yoder now falls to 1-3 in her final 4 journeys to the octagon. She was coming off a unanimous resolution win over Miranda Granger in November.
Up-to-the-minute UFC Combat Night time 187 outcomes embody:
- Angela Hill def. Ashley Yoder by way of unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Charles Jourdain def. Marcelo Rojo by way of TKO (punches) – Spherical 3, 4:31
- Rani Yahya def. Ray Rodriguez by way of submission (arm-triangle choke) – Spherical 2, 3:09
- Nasrat Haqparast def. Rafa Garcia vs. by way of unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- J.J. Aldrich def. Cortney Casey by way of break up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Jinh Yu Frey def. Gloria de Paula by way of unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Matthew Semelsberger def. Jason Witt by way of knockout (punches) – Spherical 1, 0:16