Alex Pereira to Defend LHW Title Against Jamahal Hill in UFC 300 Headliner

UFC
February 18, 2024
After months of speculation and intrigue, UFC 300 finally has its main event.

UFC CEO Dana White announced on Saturday night that Alex Pereira will defend the light heavyweight strap against Jamahal Hill in the evening’s headliner at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 13. Pereira vs. Hill will be the fourth five-round bout on the card.

A former middleweight title holder, Pereira made the transition to 205 pounds last year. After edging Jan Blachowicz via split decision in his light heavyweight debut at UFC 291, “Poatan” claimed the vacant championship with a second-round TKO of Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295 this past November.

Hill, meanwhile, will take a four-fight winning streak into his matchup with Pereira. “Sweet Dreams” captured 205-pound gold with a five-round verdict against Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 in January 2023 but was forced to vacate the belt after rupturing his Achilles tendon in a pickup basketball game later that year. The Dana White’s Contender Series alum is 6-1 with one no contest during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

UFC 300 will also feature a five-round clash between Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway for the “BMF” title, while Weili Zhang will defend her strawweight crown against Xiaonan Yan. Additionally, Charles Oliveira and Arman Tsarukyan will square off in a five-round title eliminator bout at lightweight.

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Alex-Pereira-to-Defend-LHW-Title-Against-Jamahal-Hill-in-UFC-300-Headliner-192655

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