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An intriguing fight takes place at a Catchweight of 120 pounds, as Angela Hill takes on Lupita Godinez. Hoping to end a nightmare tailspin that has saw Hill drop four of the last five, the veteran heads back into the octagon looking to rebound. Still ranked thirteenth in the Strawweight division, Hill, despite the skid, remains in a position where she could command top ten fights should she win. Looking to use Hill as a stepping stone into the top fifteen is Godinez. A winner of two straight and three of the last four, Godinez is coming into this fight with some steam. Should the Mexican come out on top, there will be certain buzz to follow the new contender.

One of the unluckiest fighters on the roster, Hill is 0-4 in split decisions with the UFC. Despite all that, Hill is still among the best in the Strawweight division and perhaps her real downfall is, she never takes an easy fight. Which in my opinion is a mistake, as Godinez is a talent to be reckon with. Boasting immense physical strength, Godinez has found relative ease in taking foes down. In fact, over the last two fights, Godinez has landed thirteen takedowns and nearly twenty-one minutes of control time. Given Hill has historically had issues with fighters like Godinez and is coming off a loss in which she was taken down three times and controlled for seven minutes, I’d say that “Overkill” is in trouble.

If it wasn’t obvious, I’m siding with Godinez. While her wrestling has been the main focal point of her game, Godinez is no slouch on the feet. An area where Hill though has the edge, especially regarding volume, as she is landing over three more significant strikes per minute. However, Godinez is a relentless wrestler who has landed 5.37 takedowns per fifteen minutes at a 48% accuracy. Knowing very well that her strength has been a blueprint to getting the best of Hill, I predict that Godinez wins the fight via decision.

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