Josh Hill Looking for a Strong 2015 Finish at WSOF 26 on Friday Night

For World Series of Fighting bantamweight “Gentleman” Josh Hill, 2015 might not have started the way he wanted, but he’s on pace to finish out the year in good fashion.

Following a loss to Marlon Moraes for the WSOF 135-pound title in February, Hill has rebounded with back-to-back wins.

“It’s been a pretty busy year for me,” Hill told MMAWeekly.com. “I have my fourth fight coming up, which is good because last year I was on the shelf a bit with an injury and only ended up with one fight.

“I came out on the losing end (to Moraes), but I felt it was a good fight. I showcased a skillset a lot of people didn’t know I had, and I proved I belonged in the upper echelon of the 135-pound division.”

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Hill believes that his transition to Team Alpha Male before the start of 2015 has helped facilitate the majority of success he’s had this year.

WSOF 26 PosterThere are so many good guys at Alpha Male and I feel it elevated my game to a new level and really boosted my confidence,” said Hill. “Going out and training with the guys at Alpha Male and hanging with them showed I was on the right track and was doing good things.”

Hill (12-1) will look for his third win of the year when he takes on Bekbulat Magomedov (16-0) in a bantamweight feature bout at WSOF 26 in Las Vegas on Friday.

“I’d never really heard of him until they gave me an opponent, and he looks like a really good wrestler with good submissions,” said Hill of Magomedov. “It looks like a tough fight and I’m pumped for it.

“I can see myself winning in many different ways in this fight, but it’s going to be a tough test though and I have to show up my best to get the victory for sure.”

By finishing out his year strong, Hill feels a chance to redeem his loss to Moraes could very well happen in 2016.

“I go fight-by-fight, but after each fight I set a goal that rolls along into the final goal,” said Hill. “I want to be one of the best 135ers in the world.

“I want to stay active and not be on the shelf. I’m entering the prime years of fighting and I want to take advantage of that. I want to get this win and get another shot at that WSOF bantamweight title.”

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