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The UFC light heavyweight division has been struggling to stabilize ever since Jon Jones moved on in 2020. The 205 lbs title has since changed hands between Jan Blachowicz, Glover Teixeira, Jiří Procházka, Jamahal Hill, and Alex Pereira. Now, another potential change of hands on the belt might be on the horizon if the latest rumors are true.

UFC light heavyweight, Jamahal Hill managed to win the vacant UFC light heavyweight title after beating his opponent, Glover Teixeira, at UFC 283 last year. Hill vacated his title not long after his win, owing to an Achilles tendon tear while playing pickup basketball. At UFC 295 in November 2023, former middleweight champion Alex Pereira beat former UFC light heavyweight champion Jiří Procházka for the vacant title and Hill has been eyeing the new light heavyweight champion ever since. Now, he might be ready to take him on.

Jamahal Hill teases a return to action


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‘Sweet Dreams’ has been out of action for quite some time now as the former UFC champ hasn’t competed once since his bout against Teixeira, which was in January of 2023. However, the UFC light heavyweight has been eyeing a return inside the Octagon for quite some time now.

Given that the main event for UFC 300 is yet to be announced, there are a lot of people expecting Alex Pereira to defend his title at the historic event. And who better now than Jamahal Hill, especially considering his recent post?

the 32-year-old, in a recent Instagram post, added a picture that is creating quite the buzz in the MMA world. He posted a picture of himself with a bruised lip, which seemed as if he had been in a hard sparring match. In the caption, with a caption he wrote, “I’m baaaack!!!!!”

The champion himself had stated his first of business to be a defense against Hill. In an Instagram post that ‘Poatan’ posted not so long back, he made it clear – “Guys let’s focus on what Jamahal matters and then I’ll focus on breaking another record by making two title defenses in the shortest time possible.”

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With both stars expressing their willingness to fight each other, and UFC 300 being the nearest PPV without a main event, fans could not help but speculate the obvious.

Is Hill vs. Pereira the UFC 300 main event?

A fan in the comments section asked Hill if he was ready to fight against Pereira, reminding him of the bold statement he made sometime back – “Are you going to face Poatan or are you going to run? Remember you said you will NOT grapple, honor your word and show that you are a man”

Another one questioned if they were gearing up to fight at the historic UFC event, “Hillvs pereira @300?”

One more fan made a bold statement claiming that Hill was set to main event at UFC 300, “Mans is the main event of 300”

UFC welterweight contender, Belal Muhammad showed his support, writing, “Let’s goo”


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One fan seemed desperate for the fight to fruition just like most fans, “Please don’t be trolling, we need this”

Another fan made a bold prediction for the potential bout, “poatan going to sleep”

One fan spoke for the whole MMA fandom and demanded for the light heavyweight fight to be announced at the earliest, “Let’s go champ! Hill vs pereira needs to be announced asap”


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Alex Pereira’s stock has gone up almost every time he fought. A 2-division champion in just seven fights in the promotion, Pereira would be top choice to headline the marquee event in April. But is Hill the right dance partner for him if that happens? Let us know in the comments.

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