MMA World Is in Meltdown After Jamahal Hill Becomes New Champion and Glover Teixeira Retires at UFC 283

Afnan Chougle
|Published 22/01/2023

The UFC light heavyweight title was recently vacated by the former champion Jiri Prochazka after he suffered a serious injury in his training camp for his rematch against Glover Teixeira. Thus, after the fallout, UFC set Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira for the light heavyweight gold at UFC 283 inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today.

Fight fans witnessed a war between the light heavyweight combatants as both Teixeira and Hill went guns blazing at each other. Although Hill looked like an edge ahead of the Brazilian in the rounds, Teixeira just refused to give up. He was answering the American shots. Both fighters had their moments in the fight. But the title fight went to a distance.

However, ‘Sweet Dreams’ had done enough to get the nod from the judges on the cards. He became the new light heavyweight champion of the world and the first Dana White Contender Series fighter to become a UFC champion.

Final results: Jamahal Hill defeats Glover Teixeira defeats via a unanimous decision

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MMA community reacts to the result of Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill

Regardless of his age, Teixeira displayed a heart of a warrior against a younger fighter. However, it wasn’t his moment tonight, and had to walk away without the belt.

Here’s how the MMA world reacted to the result of the fight:

Unfortunately, after a great display inside the UFC cage, the 43-year-old former champion Glover Teixeira hung his gloves forever. After almost a decade in his MMA career, the Brazilian light heavyweight announced his retirement in the octagon interview with Daniel Cormier.

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For Jamahal Hill, it is a long road ahead. The American fighter has just topped the division. He will have to defend his title for some time in order to register himself into the list of greatest light heavyweights of all time.

What are your thoughts on Hill’s performance? What do you guys think about Teixeira retiring from the competition?

 

 

 


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Afnan Chougle

Afnan Chougle

Afnan Chougle is a UFC author and content manager at The SportsRush. Afnan has written over 900 articles about combat sports before joining The SportsRush. He has now worked in the industry for over two years. He uses his expertise and enthusiasm to advance his professional career and offers insightful commentary on anything related to combat sports. Since UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov fan Afnan has faithfully followed MMA. Besides "The Eagle," Muhammad Ali is his favorite athlete. Apart from his professional exploits as a UFC journalist, Afnan enjoys honing his skills as an amateur actor/boxer and loves going on occasional treks.

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