UFC Vegas 77: Injury struck Jamahal Hill spotted at APEX to witness FOTN and POTN bouts

Jamahal Hill followed the path of some of the light-heavyweight champions that have come before him and had a rather short-lived tenure as a champion. Interestingly he too decided to forfeit his gold like his potential challenger Jiri Prochazka.

During tonight’s UFC Fight Night event headlined by Holm vs. Bueno Silva, several prominent figures from the UFC were in attendance, and Hill was among them.

Despite being unable to compete, the former light heavyweight champ made an appearance at the event and was seen immersing himself in the live MMA action, sharing the excitement alongside fellow enthusiasts.

Jamahal Hill at UFC Vegas 77 amid Achilles injury

Jamahal Hill recently suffered a devastating injury, and he personally shared the heartbreaking news on his YouTube channel. The reigning light heavyweight champion experienced a ruptured Achilles tendon, which resulted in him having to relinquish his title.

“Sweet Dreams” has to go through surgery and has to take on a complete rehabilitation program in order to recover from this unfortunate injury. As a result of the setback, Hill had to cancel his highly anticipated title defense against Jiri Prochazka in the light heavyweight division, a fight that was scheduled for later this year.

Throughout his UFC career, ‘Sweet Dreams’ has participated in nine bouts, suffering only one loss against Paul Craig. This American fighter attained a notable triumph on January 21 at UFC 283 when he emerged victorious over Glover Teixeira, thus capturing the UFC light heavyweight gold strap.

However, despite all his issues, the ex-champ still continues to show his support for the sport as shown by his presence at the recent UFC event.

Who won FOTN and POTN at UFC Vegas 77

UFC Vegas 77, also known as UFC on ESPN 49, took place at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada. While the women’s bantamweight clash between former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and Mayra Bueno Silva served as the main event, numerous other thrilling fights captivated the attention of MMA fans and enthusiasts.

Silva, who secured a victory over Holm via ninja choke submission, earned the performance of the night bonus. Lightweight fighter Francisco Prado, who showcased an impressive TKO against Ottman Azaitar, also received a $50,000 bonus for his outstanding performance.

Additionally, the Jack Della Maddalena vs. Bassil Hafez welterweight bout was recognized as the Fight of the Night, as both fighters demonstrated remarkable MMA skills throughout the contest.

Which performance did you enjoy the most tonight? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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