Intention or coincidence? Alex Poatan's stomp on Jamahal Hill sparks debate after knockout at UFC 300; look

Movement was captured on camera by the lens of the official broadcast in a knockout in the main fight of the night

Alex Poatan (right) knocks out Jamahal Hill (left) at UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

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

On the memorable night of UFC 300, Brazil witnessed a true massacre: Alex Poatán, in his first defense of the light heavyweight belt (up to 93kg.), defeated Jamahal hill with a brutal knockout in the first round. What went unnoticed, however, was a stomp on the American's foot before the decisive blow, generating debates on social media about the intentionality of the act.

Poatan, known for his surgical precision and punching power, dominated Hill from the start. A searing left cross turned off the challenger's lights, consecrating the Brazilian as the absolute king of the category.

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Alex Poatan (right) knocks out Jamahal Hill (left) at UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

However, a peculiar detail raised questions: a stomp on the foot seconds before the knockout. The movement, captured in slow motion through the lenses of the official broadcast, divided opinions. Was it a calculated strategy to unbalance the opponent and facilitate the final blow or just a coincidence of the heat of the fight?

Although the stomping scene has been widely debated, it is important to highlight that Poatan's intention cannot be proven with certainty. The adrenaline and speed of combat make it difficult to precisely determine his actions.

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However, it is undeniable that the stomp put Hill at a momentary disadvantage, unbalancing him and opening an opening for the decisive blow. That split second could have been crucial to how the fight unfolded.

Alex Poatan's stomp on Jamahal Hill sparks debate after knockout at UFC 300; look

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