UFC World Warns Jamahal Hill as Alex Pereira Seemingly Sets off to Avenge Coach Glover Teixeira’s Loss at UFC 283

Published 01/23/2023, 9:15 AM EST

UFC 283 ended with Jamahal Hill getting his hand raised as the new UFC light heavyweight champion. The 31-year-old beat former champion Glover Teixeira from bell to bell over five rounds in one of the most dominant title fight wins in UFC history. ‘Sweet Dreams’ now occupies the previously vacant light heavyweight thrones with contenders like Jan Blachowicz, Magomed Ankalaev, and Jiří Procházka, all waiting for their shot at the title. However, according to some fans, another dangerous contender might have his eyes set on Hill after his recent feat.

Following the result of UFC 283, many fans believe that Teixeira’s teammate and current middleweight champion Alex Pereira will look to fight Hill for the light heavyweight title. A recent clip of a brief exchange between the two after UFC 283 is currently doing rounds on the internet and many fans are analyzing the meaning behind ‘Poatan’ glaring down the new champion.


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Revenge stories often make for great plot lines in mixed martial arts rivalries. Based on the Pereira-Hill exchange, many fans predict that the former GLORY kickboxing champion will move up a weight class to avenge his teammate. To add more substance to these speculations, Teixeira himself revealed that the middleweight champion would look to move up to 205 lbs.

The 43-year-old retired after the title loss and said he would dedicate himself to training ‘Poatan’. Putting two and two together, fans believe an eventual showdown between Pereira and Hill is inevitable and that the protégé will look to avenge his mentor.

Fans react to Alex Pereira staring down Jamahal Hill

In the comment section under the post, fans debated a prospective Hill vs. Pereira fight. Several of them had different interesting takes.

One fan wrote, “It’s crazy that Alex might become a double champ in the UFC.”

Another looked at Pereira’s size compared to Hill’s and said, “How is that man a middleweight”

One fan joked, “Pereira is the biggest hater on the planet,” while another said, “Alex saw Adesanya for a Second.”

One fan predicted, “ALEX will make jacal a wrestler.”

While another boldly said, “Hill would hang Poatan’s head from his mantelpiece.”

Similarly, another wrote, “Hill would smoke Alex”


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Yet another fan marveled at Pereira’s size, saying, “The mw champ is bigger then the lhw champ. Think about how big pereira is. Dude is ngannou big.”

One fan felt Pereira had bigger problems than Hill, “We don’t care he needs to worry about Izzy and Jiri.”

Another excited fan wrote, “That’s a fight and a half right there.”


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What do you guys think about the video? Do you think ‘Poatan’ is plotting his vengeance against Hill? How do you see a fight between them playing out? Let us know in the comments below.



Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu