The UFC Lincoln lineup has grown by one awesome fight, as strawweight contenders and former Invicta stars Angela Hill and Alexa Grasso have been scheduled for a meeting.
Angela Hill hinted at this bout on Twitter. The fight was subsequently confirmed by MMAjunkie.
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 15, 2018
Hill, who currently holds the number 15 spot in the UFC strawweight rankings, is riding the momentum of a decision defeat of Maryna Moroz. This impressive win was preceded by a decision loss to Nina Ansaroff, a decision win over Ashley Yoder, and a decision loss to top contender Jessica Andrade. Hill is currently 8-4 overall.
Alexa Grasso, meanwhile, is ranked 11th at strawweight, and currently owns an overall record of 10-2. In her last fight, she experienced a first-round submission loss to surging strawweight contender Tatiana Suarez. This loss was preceded by a close decision win over Randa Markos, a decision loss to Felice Herrig, and before that, a perfect 9-0 start to her career.
The UFC’s upcoming stop in Lincoln, which goes down on August 25, will be headlined by a lightweight barnburner between former World Series of Fighting champion Justin Gaethje, and the ever-outspoken Al Iaquinta. The card will also include a lightweight bout between Drew Dober and Jon Tuck, a bantamweight bout between Rani Yayha and Luke Sanders, a middleweight bout between Eryk Anders and Tim Williams, and a middleweight bout between Andrew Sanchez and Antonio Braga Neto. No other bouts have been confirmed for the event at this time.
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/17/2018.