Jamahal Hill pounds Glover Teixeira to win light heavyweight belt

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jamahal Hill battered hometown favorite Glover Teixeira over five grueling rounds to easily win the light heavyweight title by unanimous decision at UFC 283 on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro.

Hill (12-1) took all three cards 50-44 in his first career title fight.

“Anything is possible,” Hill said. “Hard work, dedication, accountability. Don’t let anybody tell you nothing. Too many people tried to tell me I couldn’t do it, that it was impossible, that I needed to win it in one round, I couldn’t go five.”

Teixeira, 43, was attempting to become the second-oldest champion in UFC history behind Randy Couture, who earned a crown at age 45 in 2008. Instead, he fell to 33-9 and announced his retirement after the match.

Hill landed 248 strikes to Teixeira’s 108, including a whopping 232 signature strikes to the Brazilian’s 75.

–Field Level Media

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