Ranked seventh in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, many were surprised when Jamahal Hill was announced as a challenger for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title. However, Hill was confident in his own abilities, and looked to prove why he was meant to be the guy to represent the UFC.
With tears in his eyes, Jamahal Hill reached the top of the mountain at UFC 283. Hill beat former champion Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision to become the first Dana White’s Contender Series alum to win UFC gold.
UFC 283 took place inside Jeunesse Arena in Teixeira's home of Brazil. The scores read 50-44 across the board for Hill.
"From where I came from, to get to this, this is unreal," Hill stated. "Thank you! Anything is possible. Hard work, dedication, accountability. Don't let nobody tell you nothing. Too many people said I couldn't do it. It was impossible. I needed to win in one round, I couldn't go five. What the f--- you gotta say now?"
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It was all-Hill throughout the bout. TheChicago-born fighter dominated with head kicks and quick shots to the face of a defenselessTeixeira, who was cut badly on top of his eye at one point.Hill's takedown defense was superb against the normally takedown-heavy Teixeira, who only landed two of 17 takedowns.
Hill used everything in his arsenal to halt any momentum on the part of Teixeira. He landed elbows, double-jabs, uppercuts, head kicks, kicks to the gut, and ground-based shots. Everything but the kitchen sink was used against Teixeira, who had a strong chin and soul despite fighting at a slow pace.
Hill landed 248 of 419 shots, while Teixeira landed 108 of 196. The former is now on a four-fight win streak
Following the fight, Teixeira retired, ending a career (33-9) that started in 2002.
"I think I'm too tough for my own good, I'm too tough for my own health... It's an honor to retire on the same night as Shogun Rua,” Teixeira stated.
In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno beatDeiveson Figueiredo via TKO to regain the UFC flyweight title. It was another unforgettable fight between the two rivals. In the third round, Moreno landed a clean shot to the face ofFigueiredo that altered his eyesight. It was determined that Figueiredo could not continue, and the fight was called off in the third.
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Moreno leads the series 2-1-1. Now that he lost the title, Figueiredo has had enough at flyweight. He is ready to move on to bantamweight.
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UFC 283: Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hillresults, highlights
Hill ended up winning via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44). Teixeira retired following the fight.
Round five:Teixeira has a nasty open cut above his eye. He lands a huge takedown, his second of 17 attempts.Teixeira now on the mount, but Hill switches it around. Both trade shots on the ground. Back on their feet, Hill lands a high kick.Teixeira tries to get him to move forward but Hill plays it safe as the final buzzer rings.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Hill (50-45)
Round four: Leg kicks by Hill connect right away. A lumberingTeixeira is trying to survive. Big knee to the face ofTeixeira. Another high kick by Hill. Now he lands rapid right hands.Teixeira lands combinations to the face of Hill. More combinations connect. But Hill is fighting back. Big right by Hill and a knee. A counter left, butTeixeira lands a shot of his own. Big uppercut by Hill followed by a knee. Knees to the body connect.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Hill (40-36)
Round three:Teixeira goes for a takedown right away, but Hill blocks it. Head kick wobblesTeixeira. He goes down andHill tries to end the fight right away. He lands shots to the face of a downedTeixeira, who is badly bleeding. On top, Hill connects with elbows.Teixeira gets up in a courtesy move by Hill. Hill is now connecting with brutal blows.Teixeira lands a few jabs. Hill lands a knee before the end of the round.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Hill (30-27)
Round two:Teixeira tries to chase after Hill to start the round. NowTeixeira suffers from an eye poke. Hill lands high kicks that pushesTeixeira back. Now an uppercut by the cage.Teixeira is bleeding but he counters with shots of his own. Big left byTeixeira. Both fighters are cut by their eye. Hill lands a few big right hands.Teixeira finally takes Hill down. The former now pounds away on the floor. Hill gets back up with about a minute remaining in the round. High kick by Hill connects. Combination shots from Teixeira.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9Hill (20-18)
Round one:Teixeira goes for a takedown right away but Hill blocks it. Hill goes for the knee to the face, with some landing. Another takedown attempt but Hill does not budge. Kicks by Hill land asTeixeira tries going low. Shot to the gut ofTeixeira by Hill connects. Now Hill lands combinations.Teixeira lands a shot to the face and one to the body. Both fighters trade shots. Hill calls a timeout to check on his eye, which was poked. Again, Hill blocks a takedown attempt and lands combinations.Teixeira is looking his age, which is not ideal.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Hill
It is now time for the main event.Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title. Hill comes out to "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins, whileTeixeira comes out to Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle."
Brandon Moreno def.Deiveson Figueiredo, leads series 2-1-1 and regains flyweight title
Figueiredo is ready to move up in weight, ending his run at flyweight and moving to bantamweight.
Moreno after the fight: "I definitely understand the people, but the people need to understand that I was just trying to get food for my family."
It is determined thatFigueiredo couldn't see before the fourth round. The fight is called off, and Moreno wins the flyweight title back. He leads the series 2-1-1.
— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
IT'S ALL OVER! The doctor has called a stop between rounds due to a Figueiredo eye injury
Round three: Body shot byFigueiredo to open the round. Moreno lands a right hand. Combinations by Moreno as he played it close to the vest. He overreaches and looks foolish doing so. Huge left that hit the eye ofFigueiredo, who tries to stop the fight. Commentators are talking about a potential eye poke. That happened after the punch. On the floor Moreno is getting aggressive.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Moreno (30-27)
Round two:Figueiredo forces Moreno down to open the second. Back up, Moreno tries for a clean shot. Kicks from Figueiredo land. Combinations by Moreno, which busts upFigueiredo by his eye. Both exchange shots, but Moreno landed the cleaner blows. Moreno takesFigueiredo down, butFigueiredo reverses.Figueiredo once again locks in a choke but Moreno escapes. Now Moreno on top is tiringFigueiredo out. Elbow by Moreno andFigueiredo adds some of his own.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Moreno (20-18 Moreno)
Round one: Moreno attempts for a shot, butFigueiredo brings him down with a guillotine right away. Moreno pops back up after a few minutes. Both are being cautious. Body kick by Moreno.Figueiredo tries to go for the uppercut but misses. Both land key shots to the body. Punch by Moreno connects. Body kick byFigueiredo. Elbow to the head ofFigueiredo followed by a Moreno head shot. Takedown by Moreno.Figueiredo tries for a heel hook. Moreno attempts to protest a kick on the ground byFigueiredo, but the ref calls it off.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Moreno
11:45.m. ET: The co-main event is up next, asDeiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno fight for the fourth time for the UFC flyweight title.
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A legendary rivalry is coming to an end tonight. Who will walk out of #UFC283 the UFC flyweight champion?
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Gilbert Burns forces Neil Magny to tap in the first round
11:25 p.m. ET: High kick by Burns to start things off.He now takes down Magny and suffocates him down in the corner. Now in side control he attempts to force Magny to make a mistake. Arm triangle attempt and Magny taps right away!
Welterweights are in action next, asGilbert Burns faces Neil Magny.
Jessica Andrade's dominates against Lauren Murphy
11:05 p.m. ET: Playing it close to the vest, Andrade continues to attack Murphy. She lands a few jabs and sharp shots to a beat up Murphy. Combinations land and Andrade pushes Murphy up by the fence. An uppercut by Andrade connects following a blocked shot. Murphy tries to grab her by the cage, but Andrade defends herself and puts Murphy down to the floor. Straight shots connect through the defense of Murphy. Murphy's team is trying to convince her to keep going, but why? A right by Andrade lands in the third, followed by a high kick. Andrade takes Murphy down and the former is able to get out of a kimura attempt. Huge combinations connect and Murphy's face is unrecognizable. Daniel Cormier is openly asking for the fight to be stopped. Murphy takes more damage as the fight finally ends. Andrade won via unanimous decision.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) January 22, 2023
Lauren Murphy officially absorbed 161 significant head strikes in her loss to Jessica Andrade.
By comparison, in Weili vs Joanna 1, they absorbed a combined 192 significant head strikes over 5 rounds. pic.twitter.com/th7OMY5gFQ
10:45 p.m. ET: The crowd is clearly in favor of Andrade, as she attempts to kick away in the first round. Murphy tries boxing but Andrade's defense is elite. Front kick by Andrade lands. Left hook by Andrade. Now Andrade is just pouring on shots. Pushing forward, Andrade has not missed one punch. Takedown attempt by Murphy is rejected. Spinning backfist into a kick by Andrade connects. This has become target practice. Another takedown attempt by Murphy is rejected.
Flyweights are in action next, as former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade faces Lauren Murphy.
10:35 p.m. ET: It was announced that Jose Aldo will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this July. He will also make his boxing debut on UFC Fight Pass on February 10.
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Electric Johnny Walker takes out Paul Craig via unique TKO
10:25 p.m. ET: Craig is moving forward, but Walker catches him with a leg kick early. Walker connects with jabs. Front kick lands as Craig had Walker's other left, and then he lands a straight shot to the face that drops Craig. He lands backhands to the head of Craig and the referee calls the fight.
10:15 p.m. ET: Starting off the main card will be the electric Johnny Walker vs. the unorthodox Paul Craig.
10 p.m. ET: The main card for UFC 283 has begun!
9:55 p.m. ET: The UFC then signs off of the prelims with a great tribute to Rua, with fans giving him another standing ovation.
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9:50 p.m. ET: The Brazilian crowd are on their feet as "Shogun" enters the octagon. He exchanges leg kicks withPotieria. Big left hook by Rua connects. Right hand byPotieria and Rua is busted open by his ear. A slip by Rua halts his momentum. Rua got caught with a right hand. Now by the cage, Potieria drops Rua with vicious shots. The crowd is booing asPotieria celebrates.
9:35 p.m. ET: One of the most legendary MMA fighters to put on a pair of gloves, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, will be making his final walkout as a fighter. He main events the prelim portion of UFC 283 againstIhor Potieria.
9:22 p.m. ET: There is now a promo celebrating Brazilian UFC stars as well as highlighting events that have taken place in Brazil.
9:15 p.m. ET: Another Knockout of the Year contender took placein the first round, as Brunno Ferreira landed a vicious left hook to the face of Gregory Rodrigues.
9 p.m. ET:Contender Series alums face off as Brunno Ferreira battles Gregory Rodrigues.
8:45 p.m. ET: There was no touch of gloves when Melquizael Costa and Thiago Moises fought one another. It started off slow with takedown attempts. Moises landed a big right before the round ended.With Costa bleeding by his eye on the second, Moises was in firm control. He landed a body triangle from Costa's back and forced Costa to tap with a rear-naked choke.
8:15 p.m. ET: The Bonfim brothers are on a roll. Gabriel Bonfim landed a guillotine choke against Mounir Lazzez less than a minute into the first round.
8 p.m. ET: We are underway with the main card prelims.
7:25 p.m. ET: An early contender for Knockout of the Year took place when Ismael Bonfim knocked out Terrance McKinney with a flying knee.
It has been a great night of action so far. During the early prelims, Daniel Marcos def. Saimon Oliveira, Josiane Nunes def. Zarah Fairn dos Santos, Nicolas Dalby def. Warlley Alves, Cody Stamann def. Luan Lacerda, and Jailton Almeida def. Shamil Abdurakhimov.
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UFC 283 results
- Jamahal Hill def. Glover Teixeira via unanimousdecision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title
- Brandon Morenodef. Deiveson Figueiredovia TKO (end of round three) for the UFC flyweight title
- Gilbert Burns def. Neil Magny via arm-triangle choke (4:15 into round one)
- Jessica Andrade def. Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision(30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
- Johnny Walker def. Paul Craig via TKO (2:16 into round one)
- Ihor Potieria def.Mauricio "Shogun" Ruavia TKO (4:05 into round one)
- Brunno Ferreira def.Gregory Rodrigues via KO (4:13 into round one)
- Thiago Moisss def.Guram Kutateladze viaface crank(4:05 intoround two)
- Gabriel Bonfim def.Mounir Lazzez viaguillotine choke (0:49 into round one)
FIGHT PASS Prelims
- Jailton Almeida def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO (2:56 into round two)
- Cody Stamann def.Luan Lacerda via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
- Ismael Bonfim def.Terrance McKinney via KO (2:17 into round two)
- Nicolas Dalby def. Warlley Alves via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)
- Josiane Nunes def. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos ia unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Daniel Marcos def.Saimon Oliveira via KO (2:18 into round two)