Alex Poatan erases Jamahal Hill with devastating knockout and retains light heavyweight belt at UFC 300

Brazilian silences provocations from the North American and imposes apotheotic victory in the first round

Historical protagonist UFC 300, Alex Poatán silenced the provocations of Jamahal hill with overwhelming performance. Inserted in the main fight of the event held this Saturday (13), in Las Vegas (USA), the Brazilian took no notice of his opponent and retained the light heavyweight belt (up to 93kg.) with a frightening knockout. With sharp hands, the champion needed just over three minutes to 'erase' his opponent.

The first Brazilian man to win two belts in different categories in Ultimate, Poatan has plenty of reasons to celebrate. The triumph against Hill represented the Brazilian's first title defense, who failed to achieve the feat in the old division.

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In an interview still in the octagon, Alex reinforced the desire he declared in recent weeks. In a loud and clear tone, the athlete called for a fight in the UFC 301, which takes place on May 4th, in Rio de Janeiro.

The plan is not just to perform in front of your audience. The fighter suggested that the fight be fought at heavyweight (up to 120,2kg).

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Butchered by Alex, Jamahal hill did not fulfill his promise to dethrone the athlete. The challenge against the São Paulo native marked the American's return to the Octagon after more than a season away due to injury.

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Alex Poatán (dir.) applies knockout to Jamahal hill (left) in UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

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The fight started with Poatan taking the initiative with a low kick. The Brazilian bet on kicks from the opponent's guard, who responded in kind. The confrontation was tense, with the athletes exchanging specific attacks in the center of the octagon. The challenger started to loosen up and mirrored the Brazilian's strategy. Poatan started throwing jabs at his opponent's body, who did not attack. The champion tried to confuse his opponent, alternating punches and kicks. With three minutes gone, Poatan connected with a clean cross to Jamahal's chin, who cleared it. Before the referee interrupted the confrontation, the Brazilian continued hitting his opponent, until the driver intervened.

UFC 300 results

MAIN CARD

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán derrotou Jamahal hill by knockout at 3m14s of R1 – fight for the belt

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Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Weili Zhang derrotou yan xiaonan in the unanimous decision of the judges (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) – fight for the belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Max Holloway derrotou Justin gaethje by knockout at 4m59s of R5- fight for the BMF belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Arman Tsarukyan derrotou Charles of the Bronx in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Average weight (up to 83,9kg): BoNickal finished Cody Brundage with a rear naked choke at 3m38s of R2

PRELIMINARY CARD

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Jiri Prochazka derrotou Aleksandr Rakic by technical knockout at 3m17s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): aljamain sterling derrotou Calvin kattar in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Kayla harrison finished Holly holm with a rear naked choke at 1m47s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Diego lopes derrotou Sodiq Yusuf by technical knockout at 1m29s of R1

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg) Renato Moicano derrotou jalin turner by technical knockout at 4m11s of R2

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Jessica Stacker derrotou Marina Rodriguez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Bobby Green derrotou Jim Miller in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-25, 29-26)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Deiveson Figueiredo finished cody garbrandt with a rear naked choke at 4m02s of R2

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