Grand Rapids Fighter Jamahal Hill Set To Fight For UFC Championship
Following a lackluster main event in UFC 282 that was set to award the Light Heavyweight Championship to a new champion, a Michigan fighter now finds himself in the title scene.
Who won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 282?
A title match between Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev was set to award the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship to the victor. The belt was vacated by the most recent champion, Jiří Procházka. Unfortunately for fight fans hoping to see a new champion crowned, the fight ended in a split draw, meaning no winner for the vacant title.
Is Jamahal Hill fighting for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship?
Following the event, a seemingly exasperated Dana White, President of the UFC, quickly moved forward to clear up the title situation in the division and announced that Hill would face former champion Glover Teixeira in Brazil for the vacant Light Heavyweight Championship.
I think the main event was terrible. What are you gonna do? -Dana White on UFC 282 Main Event
When will Jamahal Hill fight for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship?
Hill will ring in the New Year in Brazil as he's expected to fight for the Light Heavyweight title at UFC 283 on January 21st in Rio De Janeiro.
Is Jamahal Hill from Grand Rapids?
Hill moved to Grand Rapids when he was 12 and was a student and graduate from Rogers High School in Wyoming. He is billed from 'Grand Rapids Michigan' as a UFC Fighter.
He began his MMA career in West Michigan-based KOP promotions in 2017 and is based out of Black Lion Jiu-Jitsu Academy Team Kroyler Gracie in Byron Center.
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