Virna Jandiroba is determined to win over Angela Hill in UFC Vegas 54, so that no one cries later


Angela Hill had her fair share of controversial decisions in the UFC, so Virna Jandiroba wants to give her no reason to “cry” after Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 54.

Jandiroba also had her own close decisions inside the octagon, being on the wrong end of decisions against Mackenzie Dern and Carla Esparza, and agrees Hill had some controversial defeats in the past, too. The Brazilian is looking to return on track and defeat the ex-Invicta FC champ. She wants a dominant performance at UFC APEX.

” I’ve seen some of her fights, and some seemed dubious to me,” Jandiroba joked with MMA Fighting during an interview. “But I’ve also had my lessons in that aspect and I don’t want to go through that again. It is my goal to win. I won’t let her or me weep after [a decision] to tell you what might have been. God, please, don’t [laughs].. I do not want this

Hill has faced the who’s who of the strawweight division, including four ex-UFC champions and contenders. Randa Namajunas and Rose Namajunas were her only two losses in official fights. Esparza also tapped her for an exhibition on TUF 20,, and Jandiroba feels she is ready to join the club.

” Every fight is a battle,” she stated. But, when I get to the ground early in each round, I have a lot of faith in my jiu jitsu. [I can win by submission]. is possible with time and effort, no matter who the opponent may be. It’s going to be a good fight because she’s a fierce fighter that never gives up, but I want this victory so bad. I need this win, so I expect a war.”

Jandiroba admitted that she felt a bit “unstable” following her loss to Amanda Ribas in her 2021, bout. However, she has improved as an athlete since resolving every error she made during those 15 minutes. A win over Hill is more than a jump in the top -15..

” We’ll gradually get back on track, fix what needs to be fixed and get my confidence back,” Jandiroba stated. It’s an important fight, in that regard. I think it is more important than any other part of my life. I always say I have many stories going into a fight, it’s a very spiritual process for me. It’s also about getting back on the right track, dreaming again and achieving a title in the long-term .”