Angela “Overkill” Hill is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighter in the UFC strawweight (115lb) division. Hill graduated from The Cooper Union with a Bachelors in Fine Art and worked as an animator before finding her calling as a Fighter. In her fight career she’s earned World Kickboxing Association (WKA) Championships as both an amateur and professional fighter. In MMA she has competed on The Ultimate Fighter Season 20, earned the Strawweight Championship title in Invicta FC, an all female MMA promotion, and is currently ranked #15 among UFC Strawweights. She is an avid gamer and widely known for her pre-Fight shenanigans, including using her artistic skills to create cosplay costumes to wear while weighing in for her fights.
I’ve gone from a nobody to a recognizable fighter in the last 4 years and it’s been a roller coaster ride. I think one of the things I’m known mostly for now is my Sagat weigh in costume, followed by probably my best performance of my mma career, where I lost a back and forth battle against Jessica Andrade.
Even now a year later it feels strange to be complimented for a thing that happened that didn’t exactly go my way, and there’s a lot of moments like that in life where, despite losing, you end up impressing people simply by unwillingness to give up. Not giving up is one of those things you’re told as a kid to do, but it really is a hard concept to grasp as adults who fail.. a lot. Here I’m going to talk about a few instances where I very well could have given up but didn’t, and now I’m in a position where I could possibly accomplish the goals I initially set for myself, despite it talking a bit longer than I expected.