Jamahal Hill beat Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44) in the main event of UFC 283 on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to win the vacant light heavyweight title.
Hill, being embraced by his coaches, started crying and then yelling before the decision was even read by ring announcer Bruce Buffer, because he won in dominant fashion. He blasted Teixeira for five rounds with wicked punching combinations and head kicks, bloodying the former titleholder.
“Anything is possible,” Hill said in his postfight interview. “Hard work, dedication, accountability. Don’t let nobody tell you nothing. Too many people told me I couldn’t do it, that it was impossible. I needed to do it in one round. I couldn’t go five. What the f— you got to say now?”