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Hill at his gym Vision Quest MMA
Born (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 34)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Other namesThe Gentleman
NationalityCanadian
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight (MMA)
Reach66.5 in (169 cm)
Fighting out ofHamilton, ON, Canada
TeamAegis MMA
House of Champions
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins20
By knockout4
By submission4
By decision12
Losses3
By knockout1
By submission0
By decision2
No contests0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Josh Hill (born November 24, 1986) is a Canadian Mixed martial arts. He currently fights for Bellator MMA.[1] 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.

Background

Hill was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.[2] He started training martial arts at age 20 and took his first professional MMA fight three years later.[3]

Mixed martial arts career

Regional MMA

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.[4] He lost his quarterfinal bout by unanimous decision to Mike Wooten and was eliminated from the tournament.[5]

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.[6]

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).[7]

After two fights outside of WSOF Hill returned at WSOF 26 to defeat Bekbulat Magomedov via split decision.[8]

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.[9]

Bellator MMA

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.[10]

Next Hill would face UFC veteran Érik Pérez at Bellator MMA in 2020 on August 21, 2020. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Personal life

Josh was a volunteer firefighter before opening his gym and becoming a fulltime fighter.[3]

Hill does color commentary for BTC Fight Promotions.[12]

Championships and accomplishments

  • Aggression MMA
    • Aggression MMA Bantamweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 20 wins 3 losses
By knockout 4 1
By submission 4 0
By decision 12 2
Draws 0
No contests 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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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References

  1. King, Nolan (November 6, 2019). "Bellator MMA signs three fighters, including former WSOF title challenger Josh Hill". MMA Junkie.
  2. Bagnoli, Melissa. "Interview with Josh Hill, Ultimate Fighter - CHCH". www.chch.com. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Coaches - Josh Hill". Vision Quest MMA.
  4. Billington, Roy (July 16, 2014). "Dubliner Holohan's UFC debut one of redemption". Sportsnet.
  5. Johnston, Mike (October 16, 2013). "Hill edged by Wootten in competitive TUF 18 tilt". SportsNet.
  6. Juon, Steve (Feb 7, 2015). "WSOF 18: Undefeated TUF 18 alum Josh Hill talks Bantamweight title shot, Miesha Tate and more". MMA Mania.
  7. "Marlon Moraes defeats Josh Hill". MMA Decisions.
  8. Segura, Danny (2015-12-18). "WSOF 26 Results: Palmer vs. Almeida". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  9. "WSOF 32 Results: Moraes Stops Hill, Palmer Recaptures Featherweight Belt". Combat Press. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  10. Lynch, James (August 18, 2020). "Bellator 244's Josh Hill on Erik Perez: "If I Land On Him, I'm Going To Put Him To Sleep"". Cageside Press.
  11. Tavana, Ben (August 22, 2020). "Bellator 244 Results: Josh Hill Defeats Erik Perez Via Unanimous Decision".
  12. Lynch, James. "TKO 48's Josh Hill Talks Jesse Arnett Matchup, Training at Team Alpha Male & Working For BTC Fights". MMA Odds Breaker.
  13. "Tapology - Josh Hill". Tapology.
  14. "Sherdog - Josh Hill". Sherdog.

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