VIDEO: Poatan meets Hill for the first time before UFC 300 fight and receives unusual request from rival

Protagonists on this Saturday's card 'bump into each other' at an Ultimate promotional event

protagonist in UFC 300, Alex Poatán had his first encounter with Jamahal hill before the fight this Saturday (13). At an Ultimate promotional event, held this Thursday (9), the light heavyweight champion (up to 93kg) came face to face with the opponent who will try to end his reign in the category. The episode, however, was treated respectfully by both parties and included a special request from the belt challenger.

“I would like you to sign something for me. Even if we go to battle on Saturday, I'm still a fan. I admire you very much. We're going to put on a show on Saturday,” Hill told Poatan, in a video released by the profile 'Spinnin Backfist', at the X, old Twitter.

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After showing respect, Poatan signed Jamahal's jacket. Afterwards, the athletes greeted each other and sealed the peace before the clash (see below).

Over the weekend, Alex seeks his first title defense with UFC gloves. The only Brazilian man to win two belts in different categories in the company, the fighter will also have the opportunity to avenge his mentor Glover Teixeira, which was beaten by Hill in 2023.

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