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Natalie Gonzales Hills

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Natalie Gonzales Hills (born February 17th, 1988) is a British mixed martial artist of Filipino and English heritage. Hills was signed to One Championship as an MMA athlete in 2015..[1] and transitioned into Muay Thai in 2018. Now fighting out of Boonchu Gym[2] on the Gold Coast, Queensland under John_Wayne_Parr and Angela Rivera-Parr. She is a two-time MuayThai Australia National Champion and holds multiple titles, including the 2019 WKBF Queensland Light Atomweight Champion (50 kg) and 2018 WKBF East Coast Full Thai Champion (50 kg) NatalieGonzalesHills#Championships.

Mixed Martial Art career[edit]

Natalie Gonzales Hills, otherwise known as ‘The Kilapino’[3] .

Brace[edit]

The Kilapino started her MMA career on Australian promotion Brace (MMA). Her debut was a success[4], submitting her opponent by rear naked choke on Brace 17. 'Brace Girls' was the first all women's MMA card in Australian history [5] Hills fought on Brace for War 17, 24, 29 and 32, which can be viewed on UFC fight pass.

One Championship[edit]

In 2015, Hills was signed by ONE Championship to fight rising star Angela Lee. In her second fight for the promotion, Hills was defeated by April Osenio and injured via arm bar[6] which prevented her from competing for 12 months. Hills relocated to American training facility Jackson Wink MMA to prepare for her 2017 bout against Gina Iniong[7]. Despite losing, Hills states that she improved a lot in a short space of time[8] and journeyed back to New Mexico, where she trained alongside Cowboy Cerrone during his fight camp for Darren Till[9].

Hiatus[edit]

On her return to Australia, Hills competed in BJJ and grappling competitions. In 2018, she graded to purple belt under Anthony Lange of Langes MMA in Sydney[10]

Muay Thai career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hills travelled to Thailand in 2011 and won two bouts[11]. Her first training camp was completed in Bangkok for WPT Gym Thailand and secondly, in Phuket for Sinbi Muay Thai[12].

Return to Muay Thai[edit]

Following her One Championship career, Hills was encouraged by mentor Angie Parr to return to Muay Thai. Hills first fight for Boonchu International Muay Thai gym was in 2018. Where she won gold at the MuayThai Australia Nationals, earning her a spot on the 2018 IFMA World Muaythai Championships team destined for Cancun Mexico[13]. According to Hills, she was unable to source funding for the competition. Hills went onto compete actively, fighting 9 times in 2018, gaining sponsorship by Leone1947 Australia[14] and reinventing herself as Nat “Thrills’ Hills. In 2020 at the MuayThai Australia Championships[15]. Hills became a two-time, National champion by winning both her matches to take the gold[16] This win guaranteed her place on the Australian MuayThai Team[17] and served as a qualifier for the Asian games. However, the event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic[18]

Championships[edit]
  • 'MuayThai Australia' - National Champion, Gold Coast 2018 (Adult female, 48 - 51 kg)[19].
  • 'MuayThai Queensland' - State Champion, Gold Coast 2018 (Adult female, 48 - 51 kg)
    Natalie Hills MTQ State Champion 2018
    .
  • 2018 WKBF East Coast Full Thai Champion (50 kg)
    Natalie Hills 2018 WKBF East Coast Full Thai Champion (50 kg).
    .
  • 2019 WKBF Queensland Light Atomweight Champion (50 kg)
    Natalie Hills 2019 WKBF Queensland Light Atomweight Champion (50 kg).
    .
  • 2020 Australian MuayThai Championships - National Champion (A-class division, 51-54 kg open)[20]

References[edit]

  1. Emma, Challands. "Natalie-gonzales-hills-signs-multi-fight-deal-with-one-championship". Fight News Australia. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  2. "Boonchu Fighters".
  3. "The Kilapino". Sherdog.
  4. Kay, Bryn (November 11, 2012). "Fighter debut a triumph". The Manly Daily.
  5. Yee, Janice. "Brace for War 17; Brace Girls". Cornerman Magazine. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  6. "MMA-the-dreaded-arm-bar". MGS Physio.
  7. "Now-training-at-jackson-wink-mma-natalie-gonzales-hills-ready-to-show-new-skills". Onefc. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  8. "Natalie-gonzales-hills-shares-what-its-like-training-at-jackson-wink-mma/". Onefc. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  9. "Revisiting-new-mexico-life-in-the-land-of-entrapment-part-2-ranch-life". Long Road Blog.
  10. "Grades/brazilian-jiu-jitsu/". LangesMMA.
  11. "Fights in Bangkok and Phuket".
  12. "Sinbi Muay Thai fight at Bangla Stadium".
  13. "Australian MuayThai Team Selection 2018" (PDF).
  14. "'Nat joins the forces'".
  15. "Muay-thai-australian-championships-2020-gold-coast". Fightmag. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  16. "MuayThai Australia". Facebook. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  17. "Australian MuayThai Team Selection 2018" (PDF).
  18. "Ifma-virtual-championships-2020/". Muaythai.sport. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  19. "'MuayThai Australia' - National Champion, Gold Coast 2018 (Adult female, 48 - 51 kg) Certificate" (PDF).
  20. "2020 Australian MuayThai Championships - National Champion (A-class division, 51-54 kg open) Certificate" (PDF).

External links[edit]

  • Official website [1]



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