Thursday, April 18

Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill Clash For The Title

Alex Pereira will defend his UFC light heavyweight title at the main event for UFC 300.

Highlights

  • White announces Pereira vs Hill for UFC 300 main event on April 13, a highly anticipated light heavyweight title match.
  • Pereira succeeded Hill as champ in Nov, Hill vacated due to injury – setting up an intriguing fight for the title belt.
  • Fight card for UFC 300 also includes Zhang Weili vs Yan Xiaonan, Justin Gaethje vs Max Holloway, and a stacked lineup.



The highly anticipated UFC 300 event features a compelling main event. Announced by UFC CEO Dana White, the light heavyweight title will be contested on April 13, with champion Alex Pereira defending against former titleholder Jamahal Hill, who never lost the championship in competition.

White revealed this exciting matchup on social media following the conclusion of Saturday’s UFC 298 event. Pereira claimed the UFC light heavyweight title in November after defeating Jiri Prochazka by TKO, succeeding Hill who had vacated the title earlier. This victory marked Pereira’s second reign as a divisional champion in the UFC.

Hill’s ascent to the top culminated in a dominant title victory over Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 in January 2023. However, a debilitating Achilles tendon injury sustained during a UFC fighter basketball game in July forced him to relinquish the title, and he has been inactive since.


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Dana White Reveals Leon Edwards Accepted Three Opponents for UFC 300

The UFC CEO Had High Praise For The UFC Welterweight Champion

Leon Edwards was undeniably eager to seize the opportunity presented to him, though unfortunately, it didn’t materialize as hoped. Leon Edwards has had like three opponents through this whole thing.

“Leon Edwards doesn’t say no to anybody. This kid is an absolute stud. He’s had like three opponents thrown at him during UFC 300. Yes, yes, and yes. Was willing to take on anybody. Kid’s an absolute stud. Leon, thank you. Much respect.”

White declined to name the three opponents Edwards was offered when a follow-up question was posed; Khamzat Chimaev was one rumored name as well as Belal Muhammad. It is unclear who the third runner up was.


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UFC 300 Official Lineup

The Fight Card Is Finally Has A Main Event With One Fight Left

  • Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill for the UFC light heavyweight title
  • Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan for the UFC Women’s strawweight title
  • Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway for the BMF title
  • Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm
  • Aljamain Sterling vs. Calvin Kattar
  • Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green
  • Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage
  • Sodiq Yusuff vs. Diego Lopes
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez


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