At the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jamahal Hill defeated Glover Teixeira to win the light heavyweight championship through a unanimous decision. After such a humiliating loss, Glover decided to call it quits immediately.
Hill competed against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 283, and they fought for a total of five rounds. Throughout the fight, Hill demonstrated his dominance over the veteran MMA fighter. Hill continued to attack Glover with punches and kicks until he was declared the winner.
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Sweet Dreams competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the first time in 2019, and as a result of this victory, his record now stands at 6-1. After suffering his first loss, the American fighter went on to win subsequent bouts over Thiago Santos, Johnny Walker, and Jimmy Crute before taking on the experienced Brazilian on January 21.
Fighting Teixeira, the division’s number two fighter, was undoubtedly one of the most challenging bouts in the 31-year-old fighter’s career. However, he believes that his unwavering determination and commitment to the sport ultimately led to his success.
“Anything is possible. Hard work, dedication, accountability. Don’t let anybody tell you anything. Too many people told me I couldn’t do it, that it was impossible. I needed to do it in one round. I couldn’t go five. What the f— you got to say now?” Hill said in a post-fight interview.
Teixeira made the decision to hang up his gloves after suffering his ninth loss in his long MMA career and his sixth loss in his UFC tenure. The 43-year-old boxer had a fantastic run in his career from 2019 to 2021, during which he won six fights in a row, but after suffering losses in his last two bouts, he decided to call it quits and retire from the sport. As a concluding statement, Teixeira stated, “I think I’m too tough for my own good, too tough for my own health,”
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Even though Jamahal had a wonderful win, it was not an easy victory for the American, which ended in Jamahal appreciating the previous holder of the title. Jamahal admired Teixeira’s determination to keep fighting despite his age and health, as he took hit after hit.
” The dude is tough as bricks, man. I don’t know anybody who can take what I throw and keep going. … I heard [referee] Marc [Goddard] say keep fighting. God damn it, he is.” said Hill.