Jamahal Hill
Sweet Dreams

USA

Destroys Klidson Abreu
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 30, 2020
Hill defeated Klidson Abreu via TKO (punches) at 1:51 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Well, that was impressive. Armed with a massive edge in the stand-up game, Hill went ahead and picked apart a helpless Abreu on the feet. He used his height and reach edge to perfection and knew exactly when to pick his spots without being overly aggressive. A win over Abreu doesn't mean a lot over the long haul, but this was a flawless performance from Hill. The 29-year-old Michigan native and product of Dana White's Contender Series looks like a legitimate, much-needed prospect at 205 pounds.
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Confirmed date of May 30 for bout
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 22, 2020
Hill will take on Klidson Abreu in a light heavyweight fight on May 30, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Hill and Abreu were initially expected to duke it out on a May 23 card when it was being targeted earlier in the month, but it appears the date has been pushed back an additional week and could take place in Las Vegas if the Nevada Athletic Commission allows it. Hill earned a unanimous decision victory over Darko Stosic in his January UFC debut and carries a massive five-inch reach advantage and four-inch height advantage into the Octagon. He will presumably use that advantage to lands a number of strikes and will look to keep the fight upright and at a distance. The undefeated prospect managed to land 101 strikes in his debut fight, but was taken down six times. Hill opened as roughly a (-135) betting favorite following the announcement of the bout.
Date of fight moved to May 30
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 22, 2020
Hill will face off against Klidson Abreu May 30 rather than May 23, with the date being moved due to coronavirus, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Hill is 7-0 as a pro, with three victories by way of KO/TKO and four by way of decision. He won his most recent fight Jan. 25 against the Darko Stosic via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 166. Abreu is 15-4 as a pro, getting 10 victories through submission, four by KO/TKO and one by decision. His most recent fight was a split decision loss at the hands of Shamil Gamzatov at UFC Fight Night 163 on Nov. 9.
Scheduled for May 23 bout
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 2, 2020
Hill is slated to take on Klidson Abreu in a light heavyweight fight as part of the UFC's May 23 card at a yet-to-be-determined location, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Hill used the Contender Series to catapult him into the UFC ranks and earned a victory in his promotion debut via unanimous decision versus Darko Stociin January. He won't have to wait very long for his next opportunity versus Abreu, who is looking to return to form after a split-decision loss in his last fight.
Solid striking performance
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 26, 2020
Hill defeated Darko Stosic via unanious decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Raleigh on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Hill appeared to narrowly take Round 1 before turning up the heat significantly in Round 2 -- a decisive frame in which Hill won the significant striking battle 54 to eight. While the third round was closer and finished with a Stosic takedown, Hill had already done enough to secure the victory. He may have been taken down six times according to the official scorer, but was able to remain undefeated (7-0) after winning the striking battle 101 to 31. At 28 years old, the UFC has an intriguing 205-pound prospect on its hands.
Booked for UFC Raleigh
Light HeavyweightUFC
November 14, 2019
Hill will take on Darko Stosic in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25, Jose Youngs of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The undefeated Hill is set to make his UFC debut after earning a contract in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series and being forced to withdraw from UFC Shenzhen in August due to travel issues. Stosic is 13-3 as a professional fighter and coming off back-to-back losses. Hill carries slight height and reach advantages over Stosic.