Hill at his gym Vision Quest MMA
|Born||November 24, 1986|
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||The Gentleman|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||66.5 in (169 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Hamilton, ON, Canada|
|Team||Aegis MMA |
House of Champions
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Josh Hill (born November 24, 1986) is a Canadian Mixed martial arts. He currently fights for Bellator MMA. In the past he has competed for the Professional Fighters League, TKO Major League MMA, the Score Fighting Series and Aggression MMA. Hill also appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate.
Mixed martial arts career
Josh Hill took his first fight on two weeks notice and won by second-round TKO.
His fifth pro fight was for the Aggression MMA Bantamweight title. He won the championship with a unanimous decision victory over then undefeated Diego Wilson (5-0).
The Ultimate Fighter
Starting his career undefeated, with 8 professional wins, Hill was accepted onto The Ultimate Fighter 18 of The Ultimate Fighter with Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.
The first episode of the show featured an elimination bout to get into the fighter house. Hill earned his place in the house by winning a majority decision over Paddy Holohan|Patrick Holohan. He lost his quarterfinal bout by unanimous decision to Mike Wooten and was eliminated from the tournament.
World Series of Fighting
Josh Hill signed with the Professional Fighters League and made his debut at WSOF Canada 2 against Mike Adams on June 7, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.
In his next fight for the promotion, Hill faced Marlon Moraes for the WSOF Bantamweight Championship on February 12, 2015 in the main event at WSOF 18: Moraes vs Hill. He lost the fight via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46).
After two fights outside of WSOF Hill returned at WSOF 26 to defeat Bekbulat Magomedov via split decision.
Hill earned a second shot against Marlon Moraes for the WSOF Bantamweight Championship on July 30, 2016 in the main event at WSOF 32: Moraes vs. Hill 2. He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.
Josh Hill signed with Bellator MMA in November 2019. His debut fight came against Vinicius Zani at Bellator MMA in 2020 239 on February 21, 2020. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Next Hill would face UFC veteran Érik Pérez at Bellator MMA in 2020 on August 21, 2020. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Josh was a volunteer firefighter before opening his gym and becoming a fulltime fighter.
Hill does color commentary for BTC Fight Promotions.
Championships and accomplishments
- Aggression MMA
- Aggression MMA Bantamweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||20 wins||3 losses|
|Win||20-3||Érik Pérez||Decision (Unanimous)||Bellator 244 - Bader vs. Nemkov||August 21, 2020||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||19–3||Vinicius Zani||Decision (Unanimous)||Bellator 239 - Ruth vs. Amosov||February 21, 2020||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||Bellator Debut|
|Win||18-3||Gilberto Aguilar||Submission (rear naked choke)||Fight Night 11: Lethbridge||September 28, 2019||1||2:38||Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||17-3||Jesse Arnett||KO (punches)||TKO 48||May 24, 2019||2||2:11||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||16-3||Taylor Lapilus||Decision (split)||TKO 45||December 7, 2018||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||16-2||Grachik Engibaryan||Submission (rear naked choke)||Fight Nights Global 72||August 24, 2017||1||4:12||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||15-2||Xavier Alaoui||Decision (split)||TKO 36||November 4, 2016||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||14-2||Marlon Moraes||KO (head kick and punch)||WSOF 32: Moraes vs. Hill 2||July 30, 2016||2||0:38||Everett, Washington, United States||For the WSOF Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||14-1||Bendy Casimir||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Night 1||November 12, 2011||3||5:00||Rama, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||13-1||Bekbulat Magomedov||Decision (split)||WSOF 26||December 18, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12-1||Ioan Vrânceanu||Decision (unanimous)||RXF 19: Kombat Fest Galați||August 31, 2015||3||5:00||Galați, Romania|
|Win||11-1||Josh Rettinghouse||Submission (rear naked choke)||GWFC 2||May 30, 2015||3||2:01||Burlington, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||10-1||Marlon Moraes||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 18: Moraes vs. Hill||February 12, 2015||5||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||For the WSOF Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||10-0||Mike Adams||KO (punch)||WSOF Canada 2||June 20, 2010||1||4:20||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||9-0||John Fraser||Decision (unanimous)||Score Fighting Series 5 - Fraser vs. Hill||December 19, 2009||3||5:00||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||8-0||Eric Wilson||Decision (unanimous)||Score Fighting Series 4||March 16, 2012||3||5:00||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||7-0||Federico Lopez||Decision (unanimous)||Global Warriors FC 1 - Uprising||August 13, 2011||3||5:00||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||6-0||Darin Cooley||Decision (unanimous)||Score Fighting Series 1||June 10, 2011||3||5:00||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||5-0||Diego Wilson||Decision (unanimous)||AMMA 6 - Punishment||November 3, 2007||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Aggression MMA Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||4-0||Brent Franczuz||Submission (rear naked choke)||W-1 MMA 5 - Judgment Day||June 19, 2010||3||4:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3-0||Dennis Gagne||TKO (punches)||W-1 MMA 4 - Bad Blood||March 20, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2-0||Randy Turner||Decision (unanimous)||Wreck MMA - Fight for the Troops||December 12, 2009||3||5:00||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1-0||Vito Attanasi||TKO (punches)||W-1 MMA 3 - High Voltage||October 10, 2009||2||1:42||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
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