UFC Florida: Claudia Gadelha Takes Slugfest With Angela Hill

Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill went to war at UFC Florida as many expected, and it was Gadelha who narrowly emerged with the win.

Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill threw everything they could at each other, tonight at UFC Florida, and two judges saw the fight for “Claudinha”.

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Round one

Hill came out pressuring and Gadelha looked to counter in the opening minutes. Both women fired big shots. Mid round, the fighters clinched up and eventually, Gadelha swept her to the floor. Gadelha worked from sidemount for quite a while, but was unable to do much with the position at first. Late in the round, however, Gadelha landed some shots before Hill got back to her feet.

Round two

Hill moved forward in round two and stayed busy with her punches. Around 90 seconds in, she sent Gadelha to the floor with a huge right. Hill let Gadelha get back to her feet and not long after, she scored with some nice shots of her own. Later in the round, Gadelha tagged Hill with a huge right that moved her back. Hill continued to fire back, however, and she planted hard shots of her own. Hill threatened with a big knee right before the round ended.

Round three

Both women continued to stay busy in round three, and both fired big punches. Gadelha’s face was the worse for wear between the two. Hill appeared to be the fresher of the two in the final frame. The striking war continued, and late in the round, Gadelha scored with a big elbow. Hill continued to fire back right until the final horn. Great fight.

Gadelha received the split decision win.

Here are the results so far for UFC Florida.

Claudia Gadelha def. Angela Hill via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Dan Ige def. Edson Barboza via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Krzysztof Jotko def. Eryk Anders via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Song Yadong def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown via KO (punch) R2, 0:18

Kevin Holland def. Anthony Hernandez via TKO (knee & punches) R1, 0:39

Giga Chikadze def. Irwin Rivera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Nate Landwehr def. Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Cortney Casey def. Mara Romero Borella via submission (armbar) R1, 3:36

Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don’Tale Mayes via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:05


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