The struggle world swiftly reacted after UFC fighter Jamahal Hill defeated Glover Teixeira in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 283 Saturday evening, capturing the sunshine heavyweight championship and cementing his place on the prime of the division.
The challenger profitable the wildly one-sided affair was not the one shock that night as the previous champ additionally left his gloves within the Octagon, signaling his retirement from the game.
“Glover has had a stellar profession and has nothing else to show,” UFC #5 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson tweeted. “Major inspiring profession! Thanks legend!”
“Thank you @gloverteixeira,” former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping tweeted. “Legend personified.”
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“Incredible profession @gloverteixeira,” UFC light-weight Anthony “Showtime” Pettis added, calling Teixeria “a real legend.”
Hill’s hanging was on full show all through the five-round contest as the brand new belt holder emerged victorious by way of a unanimous resolution over a battered Teixeira.
The teary-eyed new champ embraced his coaches after the bout in celebration of the largest struggle of his profession.
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Hill acquired his personal reward from former UFC champions Jon Jones and Justin Gaethje and others.
Teixeira and Hill received Fight of the Night.
Teixeira remained within the contest til the ultimate bell however was unsuccessful in profitable again a championship he received for the primary time at UFC 267. After dropping the belt at UFC 275, Texeiria was given one other shot on the vacated title however was unable to beat Hill.
After the struggle, the Brazilian veteran stated his toughness acquired him to the tip however that he can now not “sustain anymore.”
“In actuality although, I believe I’m too powerful for my very own good,” Teixeira defined in the course of the Octagon. “I can’t sustain anymore. I’m gonna focus my power on [middleweight champ] Alex Pereira. He’s gonna hold his belt for some time and go as much as gentle heavyweight. It’s an honor to place the gloves down on the identical evening as Shogun.”
Maurício “Shogun” Rua, additionally a Brazilian veteran and former gentle heavyweight champion, retired earlier within the evening following his loss to Ihor Potieria.
Teixeira is broadly remarked as a legend of the game and retires with a 16-7 file in UFC.
His file consists of wins over former UFC gentle heavyweight champions Jan Blachowicz, Rashad Evans, Quinton Jackson, in addition to Ryan Bader, who’s a former champion in numerous divisions for Bellator.
Also at UFC 283, Moreno defended his flyweight belt by way of physician’s stoppage between the third and fourth rounds, and welterweight Gilbert Burns picked up an important submission victory over Neil “The Haitian Sensation” Magny.