Glover Texeira stepped again into the Octagon on Saturday night time at UFC 283 with the hopes of as soon as once more turning into a world champion. Standing in his method of that dream was No. 7 ranked contender Jamahal Hill. It’s a combat no one anticipated to see, however a easy accident led to Texeira, a residing legend, sharing the Octagon with a younger gun able to make his mark on this planet of blended martial arts.
Glover Teixeira instantly moved in to make the most of his wrestling, however Hill used his size to keep away from being taken to the bottom and created distance. Hill began to get busy along with his palms on the midway level of the opening spherical, peppering Teixeira with photographs. Simply over a minute into the second spherical, Hill landed a heavy excessive kick that rocked Teixeira. Hill picked up the tempo, however that performed proper into Teixeira’s wrestling and the previous champ was in a position to get issues to the bottom however was unable to benefit from the place earlier than the tip of the spherical.
Lightning struck twice within the third as Jamahal Hill as soon as once more landed a nasty head kick that rocked Teixeira. Hill moved in as Teixeira hit the canvas and dropped bombs, however Teixeira’s protection was sufficient to forestall referee Marc Goddard from stepping in. Hill allowed Teixeira again to his ft and the 2 resumed piecing up each other.
Within the championship rounds, Jamahal Hill continued to dominate along with his palms. Within the ultimate 5 minutes, Glover Teixeira gave the Brazilian crowd a glimmer of hope when he landed a takedown and moved into full mount, however Hill was in a position to work his method out of the place and transfer into aspect management. The ultimate spherical got here to a detailed with each males standing throughout from each other. Shortly after the horn sounded, Hill was overcome with emotion as he was simply moments away from Bruce Buffer’s official announcement.
Official End result: Jamahal Hill def. Glover Teixeira through unanimous resolution (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
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