UFC strawweight Angela Hill will not be taking part in the UFC 256 card this weekend. Hill was to face Tecia Torres in a rematch of their fight from back in 2015. ‘Overkill’ took to social media to let her fans know that she had tested positive for the COVID-19.
Hill tweeted, “Tested positive for Covid and won’t be fighting next week. Tried to stay as safe as possible during fight camp, but with mma training there’s virtually no social distancing. Was looking forward to running it back, maybe in the near future. #CovidF**kingUpEveryonesSeason #UFC256”
Tested positive for Covid and won’t be fighting next week. Tried to stay as safe as possible during fightcamp but with mma training there’s virtually no social distancing. Was looking forward to running it back, maybe in the near future. #CovidFuckingUpEveryonesSeason #UFC256 pic.twitter.com/karOTjqZO2
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 7, 2020
Angela Hill recovering from COVID-19
She tweeted further to let her fans know that she was okay. Hill wrote, “Was a little sick over the weekend but feeling back to normal now. Would be trying to fight under different circumstances but thankful for my health and some time to recover.”
Ranked #12 in the UFC strawweight division, Hill is 12-9 in her professional career. She is coming off back-to-back losses to Michelle Waterson and Claudia Gadelha. Before her loss, she had put together an impressive three-fight win streak, two of them by TKO. ‘Overkill’ will now have to wait a little longer to avenge the first professional loss of her career.
Torres, who is 11-5 in her career, was on a four-fight losing streak. However, she got the decision win over Brianna Van Buren in June. Currently, there is no official word if the UFC is looking for a replacement opponent for ‘The Tiny Tornado’ at UFC 256.
UFC fights canceled due to the pandemic
Angela Hill is now the latest fighter to have pulled out from her scheduled fight due to a positive COVID-19 test. She is a former Invicta FC champion and was looking to get back into the win column.
The pandemic has left its mark on the MMA community this year. Fighters such as Leon Edwards, Gilbert Burns, Kevin Holland, Curtis Blaydes are among the many main event contenders that have had to have their flights canceled because of getting in contact with the virus. The recent UFC Vegas 16 card last weekend lost three fights in the final hours before the start of the event.
UFC 256 will take place this weekend, December 12, inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main event is a flyweight title fight between Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno. Lightweights Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira will serve as the co-main event on the card.
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