Pereira Pulverizes Hill in First Round to Retain Light Heavyweight Crown


Alex Pereira continued his reign as a UFC champion, adding another chapter to his already impressive story at UFC 300.

The Brazilian powerhouse successfully defended his light heavyweight title against Jamahal Hill in a spectacular first-round knockout.

This victory comes on the heels of Pereira’s previous championship wins at middleweight, making him a rare two-division champion in such a short UFC career (seven fights).

A Knockout for the Highlight Reels

The fight’s ending will undoubtedly be replayed for years to come. After a low blow from Hill, Pereira displayed remarkable composure.

He waved off the referee’s attempt to intervene and, with lightning speed, unleashed a devastating left hook that sent Hill crashing to the canvas. Pereira followed up with a flurry of ground strikes to secure the victory at 3:14 of the first round.

“Nuh Uh” Moment Makes History

UFC President Dana White lauded Pereira not only for the win but also for his toughness and fighting spirit. The moment Pereira refused a pause in the fight due to the low blow, saying “Nuh uh” to the referee, was hailed as “incredibly gangster” by White.

Dominant Performance

Statistics back up Pereira’s dominance. He landed a staggering 24 of 30 significant strikes and boasts a career average of 63% significant strikes landed, ranking him fourth best in UFC history. This knockout adds to his impressive record of eight knockouts in ten career wins.

Looking Ahead: Back in the Octagon, But Maybe Not Up a Weight Class

Pereira expressed his desire for a quick turnaround, aiming to fight on his home turf in Brazil at UFC 301 on May 4th. However, he surprised many by indicating a potential move up to heavyweight, which would be his third weight class within the UFC.

While Pereira himself seems determined to make this jump, White cautioned against it, highlighting the dangers of the heavyweight division.

Despite a broken toe suffered during training, Pereira proved his resilience and fighting spirit. With his championship reign secured and a potential new weight class on the horizon, Alex Pereira’s future in the UFC promises to be nothing short of exciting.

Pereira Pulverizes Hill in First Round to Retain Light Heavyweight Crown

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