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Hill dominates Teixeira over five BRUTAL rounds to win at UFC 283

Jamahal Hill dominates Glover Teixeira over five BRUTAL rounds to claim vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 283, with Brandon Moreno winning quadrilogy over Deiveson Figueiredo

  • RECAP: How all the action unfolded on a dramatic night at UFC 283 in Brazil
  • Glover Teixeira retired from MMA after losing main event against Jamahal Hill
  • Brandon Moreno was pelted with beer and object after winning co-main 

Jamahal Hill is the new UFC light heavyweight champion after hammering 43-year-old Glover Teixeira into retirement following a five-round demolition. 

The 31-year-old American delivered a career-best performance to thwart the teak-tough veteran at every turn.  

He was overcome with emotion when the realisation of his achievement dawned on him as a disappointed crowd filtered out of Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. 

Glover Teixeira (left) was brutally beaten over five rounds against Jamahal Hill 

The new champion was overcome with emotion after claiming the vacant belt 

Hill was superior to the 43-year-old veteran in almost every department in the fight 

Hill said: ‘Anything is possible with hard work and dedication, too many people told me I couldn’t do it, that it wasn’t possible. I had to fight to be here, to live, to have a chance, you can do anything if you’re willing to fight for it.’ 

While Teixeira was gracious in defeat and even escorted Hill out with him so fans would not throw drinks and missiles at him, as they had with Brandon Moreno after the co-main event in sickening scenes. 

The former champion announced his retirement, leaving his gloves in the cage, as fellow Brazilian legend Mauricio Shogun Rua had done earlier in the evening. 

‘I’m too tough for my own good, my own health, it is an honour to put the gloves down on the same night as Shogun,’ he reflected. 

Teixeira retired after the bout and said he was too tough for his own good 

Hill will now wait to see who he will be facing next in his first title defence 

Teixeira was gracious in defeat and congratulated the new champion as he was crowned

There were immediately signs of early encouragement for Hill in the first round. He stuffed multiple takedown attempts and landed heavy shots with regularity. 

In the second, he struck a concussive blow and Marc Goddard was close to intervening, only for Teixeira to somehow battle through and survive. 

With a nasty gash in his eyebrow, he suffered through the third and the doctor allowed him to fight past the fourth, despite his face being a bloody mess. 

There was a brief glimmer of hope in the fifth as he took Hill down and moved to mount, before losing position and ending up on his back. 

The judges unanimously scored the fight 50-44 in Hill’s favour. 

In the co-main event, Moreno was two rounds to one ahead on the scorecards when the doctor refused to allow Figueiredo to come out for the fourth. 

The Brazilian suffered a badly swollen eye, which he believed stemmed from an illegal eye poke, but was later shown to be legitimate. 

Moreno claimed the victory in the first ever quadrilogy in UFC history and he deserved it too, landing the more punishing blows in a thrilling back-and-forth encounter between the familiar foes. 

Figueiredo signalled his intent to move up to bantamweight afterwards  


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