WATCH: Jamahal Hill Demolishes Klidson Abreu with First Round TKO

Published 05/30/2020, 8:54 PM EDT


The small Octagon is certainly playing its part at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns. All 4 fights on the preliminary card have ended via submission and TKO. However, the Light Heavyweight contest between Jamahal Hill and Klidson Abreu saw the quickest finish of the night so far.

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Jamahal Hill destroys Klidson Abreu with a brutal knee

Initially, ‘Sweet Dreams’ remained aggressive to combat the grappler and keep him honest. He delivered a short punch to wobble his opponent. It set the tone for the contest. However, ‘White Bear’ quickly got back to a vertical base. The punch kept him honest and forced him to maintain his distance rather than go for a takedown. 

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To his credit, ‘Sweet Dreams’ didn’t let up and continues with the jabs and body shots. Following this, he landed a one-two combination, and just under the two-minute mark he locked in a clinch before landing a vicious knee to the body. 

As soon as the knee landed, Abreu fell to the floor resulting in referee in charge Herb Dean to call a stop to the bout at 1:51. There wasn’t a need for follow up shots that usually follow a knockdown. 

Following the fight, a buoyant Hill said, “he’s a scraper. He’s a fighter. I just wanted to come out and show what I really am- dominant.”

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Safe to say, the 205 pounder is exactly that as he has an unblemished record in the UFC. In his first fight in January, the former Dana White contender fighter beat Darko Stosic. 

What did you make of Jamahal Hill’s quick finish and fighting style in dealing with grapplers? Is it something certain other fighters should make use of when dealing with fighters having strong mat skills?

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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