TUF 8 alum Roli Delgado strapped on the gloves this past weekend and threw down, and he wholloped his opponent for three rounds before earning a unanimous decision. What’s most notable about that, though, is Delgado – considered by most to be more of a jiu-jitsu guy – employed only striking to snag the win. Also, it was a pro Muay Thai match. FCF caught up with the jiu-jitsu black belt while he was teaching a seminar at the C3 Athletics gym in Stamford, Connecticut, to get the scoop on what the UFC veteran has been up to.
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Black belt world champion in 2010 Hillary Williams heads into the new year as one of the big names in female Jiu-Jitsu. The fighter was sidelined during the second half of the year due to a wrist injury but stayed involved in the sport, notably as an IBJJF referee.
Check out what she had to say to GRACIEMAG.com:
She only spent seven months and 14 days as a brown belt. However, the world title she won in June after beating Carol DeLazzer in the final accelerated the process, and now Hillary Willliams, 22, is the latest black belt promoted by Westside MMA instructors Roli Delgado and Matt Hamilton.
As previously reported here on GRACIEMAG.com, since winning the world championship in the brown / black belt female category and accomplishing what such stalwart competitors as BJ Penn and Robert Lovato Jr have as the few non-Brazilians to win world titles in the most advanced competition belt group, perennial standout Hillary Williams was promoted to black belt by her professors at Westside MMA academy.