Jamahal Hill put the light heavyweight division on notice earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 4, 2021) at UFC Vegas 44 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, as “Sweet Dreams” ended No. 13-ranked Jimmy Crute with a 48-second knockout (punch).
Crute started to land some kicks early but Hill stayed in the pocket to find his opening. He ended up knocking Crute down with a punch that landed on the temple, but Crute recovered. A few moments later Hill blasted Crute with a powerful right hand. Crute fell to the canvas and Hill launched one final punch as the referee rushed in for the stoppage.
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Hill, who was the betting underdog in this fight, needed a win like this after coming up short against Paul Craig back in June. Crute is arguably a tougher fight than Craig so it’s a good sign to see Hill shine in an important spot. This performance could land him a shot at the light heavyweight top 10 his next time out.
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