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TECIA TORRES VS ANGELA HILL FACTS
When is UFC 265? Sunday 8th August, 2021 – 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC 265? Toyota Center, Houston, Texas (US)
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What channel is UFC 265 on? BT Sport 1
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TECIA TORRES VS ANGELA HILL LOWDOWN
Tecia Torres (12-5) is back in the win column after a worrying spell. Unless you are in the top five of the strawweight division, wins followed by losses is the norm but after a brilliant three-fight win streak including a unanimous decision over Michelle Waterson, Torres went on a four-fight slump. However, she did fight four of the best istrawweights in a row. She lost unanimous decisions to Jessica Andrade (2018), Joanna Jedrzejczyk (2018), Weili Zhang and Marina Rodriguez. She went back to the drawing board and although she was then paired with lesser competition, she looked reborn and ultra-aggressive outpointing Brianna Van Buren and ruthlessly finishing Sam Hughes in the first round.
Angela Hill (13-9) is now 7-7 in the UFC, but she has continued to improve since her debut. Her longest win streak came between 2019 and 2020 when she TKO’d Ariane Carnelossi and Hannah Cifers before earning a unanimous decision over fellow Muay Thai specialist Loma Lookboonmee. However, she then lost close split decisions to top contenders Claudia Gadelha and Michelle Waterson which has been the theme of her career. She returned to fight Ashley Yoder for a second time back in March and picked up another comfortable unanimous decision.
TECIA TORRES VS ANGELA HILL PREDICTION
These two last fought in 2015 when Torres took home the spoils in a unanimous decision. They have both evolved tremendously since that fight but a decision is very likely to repeat itself.
If Torres comes out as aggressive as she did against Hughes, this will be a war as Hill does not back down and is also aggressive with her Muay Thai. Hill boasts a two-inch height and four-inch reach advantage, but Torres has the speed advantage.
If Torres bursts out the gate again, she could catch Hill off guard but there is always the danger of running into knees and elbows. However, if she comes out aggressive again but channels that into takedowns, she can get Hill on her back where she is most uncomfortable.
Hill still has a glaring weakness on the floor so if Torres uses her speed to set up takedowns with strikes, she can seal the rounds. If Torres decides to stand for three rounds, we would back Hill for a decision win, but Torres should be too smart to not mix in grappling and she should sway the judges, but this is bound to be another very tight decision.
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