New UFC Champion Jamahal Hill Retires 43-Year-Old Legend Glover Teixeira While Inflicting the Most Damage in an LHW Fight at UFC 283

Published 01/22/2023, 6:25 AM EST

The UFC 283 main event was dominated by Jamahal Hill. The match took place in Jeunnesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the home country of his opponent, Glover Teixeira, who was the former light heavyweight champion in the UFC. But, sadly the champ had to give his belt to the deserved contender. However, the MMA world saw two great contenders go at each other and fight their hearts out to give everyone a memorable night. Hill went the extra mile, however, and created a new UFC record. This is a testament to how good he’s been throughout the 5-rounds they went at each other. Furthermore, many pros took note of the splendid defensive display across the board by the older contestant.

Jamahal Hill stuns the UFC with his agile strikes

Jamahal Hill set a new record for the most significant strikes connected in a single light heavyweight fight. ‘Sweet Dreams’ looked pretty comfortable to take risks and throw attacks at his stiffer opponent. Therefore, he managed to stay on top of the opponent throughout the match. Furthermore, Hill tested Teixeira’s resolve with each strike, but the Brazilian stood strong. Despite taking 232 strikes for the duration of 5 rounds, Teixeira refused to go down.

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The official UFC News handle shared this information on Twitter and wrote “Jamahal Hill officially connected with 232 significant strikes, a new single-fight light heavyweight record. #UFC283” and shared detailed results of UFC 283 on their site.

However, Brazilian fans will never forget this special match as it remains the last UFC match for Teixeira. The Brazilian showed what a class act he is, despite losing his championship title.

Glover Teixeira signs off with class

Earlier in the event, the audience showed animosity towards Brandon Moreno for defeating another Brazilian champion, Deiveson Figueiredo. When the former light heavyweight champ demanded the audience show respect to the new champion. Because Brazilian fans tend to lose sight of the fact that it’s just a game, and take it a step too far.

But Teixeira’s words, defending his fellow UFC fighter, melted the audience. And also earned the respect of several UFC fighters, including Henry Cejudo, and Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling.

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Therefore, the night ended on a bitter-sweet note with Teixeira hanging his gloves after an illustrious career. And Hill just started his reign in the UFC.

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Vulligundam Ruthwik

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Vulligundam Ruthwik is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Ruthwik has completed his Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Joseph’s in Hyderabad.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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