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#3 Light Heavyweight Division


"Sweet Dreams"

Jamahal Hill

Light Heavyweight Division

12-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Jamahal Hill

athlete record


Learn more about Jamahal Hill's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below. 

Place of Birth
Chicago, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jan. 25, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017

  • Seven wins by KO

  • Four first round finishes

  • 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 300 (4/13/24) Hill was knocked out by Alex Pereira at 3:14 of the first round in a fight for the UFC light heavyweight title 

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Hill won a five round unanimous decision over Glover Teixeira to win the UFC light heavyweight title. Vacated title due to injury

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