Sunday, October 2, 2022

Fighters React To Jamahal Hill Finishing Thiago Santos

UFC light heavyweight contender Jamahal Hill put the finishing touches on a historic night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Hill faced former title challenger Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Vegas 59. The event had a 100% finish rate, with Hill adding the exclamation point in his toughest test in the Octagon.

It was the first time since 2014 that a UFC event with at least 10 bouts had every fight end in a stoppage.

Hill and Santos went toe-to-toe in their main event, with both fighters dealing a significant amount of damage throughout the action. But in Round 4, the tide turned for Hill as he landed in the pocket of Santos and got a big knockdown before landing ground-and-pound for the win.

Watch the final sequence between Hill and Santos below.

UFC Fighters React To Jamahal Hill’s TKO Win

See what other UFC fighters had to say about Hill’s impressive win over Santos.

Hill made his first-career UFC main event appearance at UFC Vegas 59. He has now won three in a row to rise the light heavyweight ladder with victories over the likes of Jimmy Crute, Johnny Walker, and now Santos.

Hill is considered to be one of the top products of Dana White‘s Contender Series since the show’s inception. He earned a contract in 2019 after finishing Alexander Poppeck.

As for Santos, he’s now lost five of his last six fights after most recently falling to Magomed Ankalaev and Aleksandar Rakić. He’s struggled to get back on track in his career since losing to Jon Jones at UFC 239.

Hill will likely get another Top 5 opponent for his next UFC outing and could be on the verge of earning a light heavyweight title shot.

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