Here is Angela "Overkill" Hill, strawweight champion of the Invicta Fighting Championships, with a record of 6-2, three by knockout. At the weigh-in for her bout with Jessica Andrade at UFC 104 tonight, Hill did a tribute to Street Fighter's Sagat — complete with eyepatch. Apparently some folks didn't get it.
You got it, of course, because you like video games. So does Hill. In a Kotaku profile last year, Hill discussed her deep history with video games and her love of cosplay, where her getups have included a Fallout vault-dweller and Afro Thunder. But did you get that Sagat’s fighting style is muay thai, which also is Hill’s?
The Sagat impersonation isn’t her first time doing Street Fighter at a UFC event. Here she is as Dhalsim, complete with skulls, bracelets and loincloth:
I'm not sure but I thought I saw Andrade trying to keep from cracking up during the staredown Friday afternoon. It must have been tough to try to hold a serious face with Hill bobbing on one foot.
Andrade, 25, is 15-5, five wins by KO and seven by submission. She is No. 5 in the UFC's official women's strawweight rankings; Hill is unranked in the UFC (Invicta is a separate all-women's series). Andrade is a substantial betting favorite, but if Hill pulls the upset, who knows, we might see another Street Fighter victory pose in the aftermath.