Stats & Records
Fight Win Streak
Wins by Knockout
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2017
- Seven wins by KO
- Four first round finishes
- On four-fight winning streak
- Owns June 2018 win over UFC vet Dequan Townsend
- Origin of nickname: “A teammate suggested it before my first amateur fight and then I scored a 42-second KO, so it just stuck.”
UFC 283 (1/21/23) Hill won a five round unanimous decision over Glover Teixeira to win the UFC light heavyweight title
UFC on ESPN (8/6/22) Hill stopped Thiago Santos via strikes at 2:31 of the fourth round
UFC Fight Night (2/19/22) Hill knocked out Johnny Walker at 2:55 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Hill knocked out Jimmy Crute at :48 of the first round
UFC 263 (6/12/21) Hill was stopped by Paul Craig via strikes at 1:59 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Hill stopped Ovince Saint Preux via strikes at 3:37 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Hill’s win over Klidson Abreu was overturned to a no contest when he failed a post-fight drug test
UFC Fight Night (1/25/20) Hill won a three round unanimous decision over Darko Stosic
Dana White's Contender Series, Seaoson 3
Episode five (7/23/19) Hill stopped Alexander Poppeck via strikes at 4:29 of the second round
When and why did you start training for fighting? January 3rd of 2010. I was supposed to go to college to play basketball but didn't know what I wanted to study and didn't want to be in debt, so I decided to take a year off, and then I saw Anderson Silva fight Forest Griffin and fell in love with the sport. Plus, I've always been into martial arts and I've been in a lot of fights, so I figured I might as well get paid for it.
What ranks and titles have you held? I held 2 amateur titles and 1 professional title
Do you have any heroes? My mom is my biggest hero, then Muhammad Ali, Anderson Silva and Lebron James I'm just a fan of greatness.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true. All the hard work, sacrifices, blood, sweat, and tears were worth it. And it would mean that I'm on the right path for what I want in life.
What was your job before you started fighting? A lot of different factory jobs where I wasn’t happy. I'm happy when I'm in the gym and in the cage.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I held two titles for two of the best shows in West Michigan and was unbeaten with 11 wins - all finishes.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in Gracie BJJ and a brown belt in Mmatrix striking system
Favorite grappling technique: Whatever is open
Favorite striking technique: Whatever is open