UFC 300 Main Event Recap: Alex Pereira starches Jamahal Hill in the first to retain light heavyweight title

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In the main event of UFC 300, the light heavyweight title was on the line. Light heavyweight champion and promotional superstar Alex Pereira (9-2) was looking to successfully defend his title for the first time as he took on former light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill (12-1, 1 NC).

Jamahal Hill became the champion in January 2023 after dominating Glover Teixeira over five rounds in Brazil. It was Hill’s fourth straight dominant victory and he was gearing up to face Jiri Prochazka later in the year when he tore his achilles. The injury forced him to vacate the championship.

When Hill vacated the title, Prochazka faced Alex Pereira for the vacant title. Pereira knocked Prochazka out in the second round to win a second UFC title. Pereira had won middleweight gold in 2022 but moved up to light heavyweight after dropping the title earlier in the year. Hill was coming back to claim the title he never lost while Pereira was looking to prove he was the true kick at 205.

UFC 300 Recap

Round 1

The UFC 300 main event starts with a touch of the gloves and here we go. Hill takes the center and eats a leg kick from Pereira. Hill plotting forward and throws a leg kick of his own. Another calf kick from Pereira and he’s holding the center here. Hill throws a big right that just misses the mark. Huge body kick from Pereira and Hill lands a right over the top.

Another calf kick from Pereira. Body kick from Hill now at the two minute mark of the first round. Calf kick from Pereira and a jab to the body. High kick from Hill is blocked by Pereira. Halfway through the first and Hill lands a left straight. Nice body shot from Pereira and he follows with a kick. Left to the body from Hill.

Pereira upping the pressure here a bit. Right over the top Pereira. Huge left hook from Pereira and Hill is out. Few follow up shots and this one is over! Alex Pereira my god!

Alex Pereira def. Jamahal Hill by KO – Round 1

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