UFC 283 results, highlights: Jamahal Hill defeats Glover Teixeira to claim vacant light heavyweight crown

UFC 283 results, highlights: Jamahal Hill defeats Glover Teixeira to claim vacant light heavyweight crown

UFC 283 results, highlights: Jamahal Hill defeats Glover Teixeira to claim vacant light heavyweight crown

It took a series of bizarre circumstances for Jamahal Hill to have the opportunity to fight for the UFC light heavyweight championship. On Saturday night, Hill capitalized on that opportunity, defeating Glover Teixeira in five rounds to claim the title by a wide unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 283.

Hill was quick to show that he was going to give Teixeira serious problems. Hill used a sharp kick and power punch combinations to open up big kicks to the body and head of the former champion. More important in the early rounds, however, was Hill’s takedown defense. After being knocked down multiple times in his previous fight, a TKO of former title challenger Thiago Santos, Hill was able to easily fend off all of Teixeira’s takedown attempts in the first round.

Hill blasted Teixeira with a second-round head kick that put Teixeira on rubber legs, but Teixeira eventually managed to score his first takedown of the fight. Hill was able to survive on the ground with Teixeira and would hurt him again with a head kick in the third round.

It was a flurry from Hill in the fourth round that came closest to ending the fight, however, as he hit Teixeira with punches, sending Teixeira to the canvas. Hill would continue to explode with the referee about to step in to stop the fight at several points before the round was over.

In round five, Teixeira sported grotesque cuts above both eyes, but the doctor cleared the fight to see the final round. Teixeira managed to get a quick takedown in the final frame, but Hill again managed to survive and reverse the position, snuffing out the last hope Teixeira had to pull out a Hail Mary and steal the fight.

Surviving the full distance while taking as much damage as Teixeira was kind of a moral victory, but tenacity isn’t enough to win a fight and Hill had clearly won all five rounds, which was reflected in the scorecards. finals, each posting 50-44. in favor of Hill.

“Where I come from, to come to this, it’s unreal,” Hill said after the fight. “Anything is possible. Hard work, dedication, responsibility. Don’t let anyone tell you anything. Too many people said I couldn’t do this, it was impossible, I have to win in one round, I couldn’t do it five. What do you have to say now?”

After the fight, Teixeira complimented Hill’s toughness before laying down his gloves in the ring, announcing his retirement just hours after fellow MMA legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua fought the final fight of his own career.

“In reality, I think I’m too tough for my own good and too tough for my own health. … It’s an honor to put on the gloves on the same night as [Rua].”

CBS Sports was with you the whole way Saturday bringing you all the results and highlights from UFC 283 below.

UFC 283 card and results

  • Jamahal Hill defeats. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
  • Brandon Moreno (ic) def. Deiveson Figueiredo (c) via third-round TKO (doctor stoppage)
  • Gilbert Burns beats. Neil Magny via first-round submission (arm triangle)
  • Jessica Andrade defeats. Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
  • Johnny Walker beats. Paul Craig via first-round TKO (punches)
  • Ihor Potieria beats. Mauricio Rua via TKO in the first round (punches)
  • Bruno Ferreira defeats. Gregory Rodrigues via first-round knockout (punches)
  • Thiago Moises defeated. Melquizael Costa via second-round submission (crank)
  • Gabriel Bonfim beats. Mounir Lazzez via first-round submission (guillotine choke)
  • Jailton Almeida defeated. Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO in the second round (punches)
  • Cody Stamann beats. Luan Luiz Lacerda via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Ismael Bonfim defeated. Terrance McKinney via second-round knockout (knee)
  • Nicolas Dalby beats. Warlley Alves via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Josiane Nunes defeated. Zarah Fairn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Daniel Marcos beats. Saimon Oliveira via second-round knockout (strikes)

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