The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion is coming home roost.
Jamahal Hill defeated Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 last night (Sat., Jan. 21, 2023) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via unanimous decision to claim the 205-pound crown (watch highlights), becoming the first-ever Contender Series alum to win a UFC title.
However, It did not take very long for former division kingpin, Jiri Prochazka, to make his presence known following the win, letting Hill know via social media that he is lurking in some barren, ice cold moonscape.
“Congratulations — I’m coming. I’m coming!” Prochazka screamed.
Well, that was intense, but everything about the Czech is intense.
Prochazka is currently recovering from a shoulder injury that caused him to relinquish the Light Heavyweight strap ahead of UFC 282 in Dec. 2022. “BJP’ is currently riding a 13-fight win streak, with 12 of those wins coming via stoppage.
Hill, meanwhile, has been calling for a fight with Prochazka for a few years, so the fight makes a ton of sense; however, a Russian is waiting in the wings for another crack at the title. Yes, that Russian being Magomed Ankalaev, who is coming off a disappointing draw against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 282.
The good news? The Light Heavyweight division finally has some life ... and UFC matchmakers will be busy with options for the next few months.
For complete UFC 283 results and coverage click here.