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We have a pair of ranked fighters clash in the Women’s Strawweight division, as Virna “Carcara” Jandiroba takes on Angela “Overkill” Hill. Coming off a tough loss to Amanda Ribas, Jandiroba will look to bounce back in short order. Having had difficulties defeating ranked foes, Jandiroba is given another opportunity here to change that narrative. Meanwhile, Hill comes into this fight a loser of two straight and four of the last five. Fighting top notch opponents, Hill has been in competitive fights. Unfortunately for Overkill, the judges have not been kind – as three of the last four defeats have come via split decision.

As for a prediction, I have Hill winning. In what seems likely to be a close fight, it’s tough to side with Hill. Especially considering she is 8-9 in decisions, with four of those coming via split decision. However, Hill is the more complete fighter of the two. She has vastly improved her takedown defense and ability to pop up throughout the years. She is an excellent striker, who’s high output, cardio and durability allow her to never stop coming forward. She also had added some wrestling into her game, landing one or more takedowns in five of her last seven fights. The only concern I have for Hill against Jandiroba, is if she can avoid being pushed up against the cage and controlled. Jandiroba being a grappler, will look to grind on Hill and attempt to get the fight to mat. An area in which the Brazilian thrives in. If this fight happened a few years ago, I’d a probably sided with Jandiroba. However, Hill vast improvements on keeping the fight standing has me leaning towards her to edge this one out via decision.

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