Primary Occasion: Jamahal Hill defeats Glover Teixeira by unanimous determination (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
Jamahal Hill is the brand new UFC gentle heavyweight champion, turning into the primary graduate from Dana White’s Contender Collection to assert gold contained in the Octagon.
“Candy Goals” was the sharper, extra energetic fighter from the outset of his foremost occasion conflict with Glover Teixeira, stinging the previous champion with clear punches from each stances within the early levels whereas defending a lot of takedown makes an attempt. Within the second, Hill wobbled Teixeira with a collection of excessive kicks, just for the Brazilian to rally and drag Hill to the bottom, performing some harm of his personal.
Hill as soon as once more rocked Teixeira with a excessive kick within the third, and appeared poised to complete the competition as he unloaded on a bloody and fading Teixeira. Whereas the veteran persevered, Hill closed the spherical touchdown extra energy pictures, and got here out looking to begin the fourth, making an attempt diligently to dispatch the unrelenting Brazilian, however failing to take action.
Regardless of being all minimize up, Teixeira fortunately marched to the middle of the Octagon to begin the fifth and shortly put Hill on the canvas, shortly discovering his method to facet management. Hill remained affected person, discovered an escape, and reversed the place, protecting Teixeira on the mat till the ultimate minute of the struggle.
It was a superb breakthrough efficiency for the brand new gentle heavyweight champion, who understandably broke down into tears after the belt was wrapped round his waist.| Official Scorecards