Jamahal Hill Is a Real Problem for the UFC Light Heavyweight Division

Published 12/06/2020, 1:01 AM EST


Jamahal Hill took on Ovince St. Preux in the co-main event at UFC Vegas 16. Despite three fights getting canceled, fans got their fill as the card was extremely stacked and featured some impressive performance. 

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Hill added his name to a list of fighters who secured impressive stoppage wins tonight. ‘OSP’ is currently ranked #15in the light heavyweight division. ‘Sweet Dreams’ is an unbeaten prospect who is a product of Dana White’s Contender Series. A win against an established name in ‘OSP’ makes it all but certain that he will gain a rank in the division in the near future. 

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Jamahal Hill secures an impressive win over a veteran in ‘OSP’

‘OSP’ is a veteran of the sport and has shared the octagon with some of the best in the division. ‘Sweet Dreams’ therefore had his work cut out for him. He went into the fight with a one-inch reach disadvantage.

The fight started off well, and both men pressured each other with some good offense early on.

 

 

Despite the massive gap in experience, Hill was able to land early and often. He landed an impressive 68 total strikes with an accuracy of 53% and did similar numbers in significant strikes. ‘OSP’ was not as effective with his offense. He landed 37 total strikes with an accuracy of 51%. And 36 significant strikes with an accuracy of 50%. 

The finishing sequence saw ‘Sweet Dreams’ hurt St Preux with a few good shots as he backed up against the cage. Once Hill had his opponent up against the fence, he unloaded a barrage of lethal punch combinations along with venomous knees that did a lot of damage.

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After ‘OSP’ absorbed multiple unanswered power shots, Jason Herzog stepped in and called the fight to protect him from absorbing further damage.

This was Hill’s fourth fight in the UFC. He is now 3-1-0 in the UFC. With a win over St Preux, he has all but ensured a rank in the top 15. It will not be long before we see ‘Sweet Dreams’ in the top 10 if he is able to maintain the level of performances displayed thus far. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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