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Angela Hill was unable to take the next leap forward in her career on Saturday when she came out on the wrong end of a close fight with Michelle Waterson in the UFC on ESPN+ 35 main event.

Hill (12-9 MMA, 6-9 UFC) produced a strong effort in the strawweight headliner, but ultimately suffered a split decision loss to Waterson (18-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and now finds herself on a two-fight losing skid.

Although there’s a good argument that Hill should’ve won this fight, as well as her previous one against Claudia Gadelha, the results show on paper a pair of losses. The upside, however, is that she continues to show great leaps in talent.

What does the loss mean for Hill? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on her future coming out of UFC on ESPN+ 35.