Official result: Jamahal Hill def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (50-44 x3)
UFC 283 results, highlights: Jamahal Hill batters Glover Teixeira to earn vacant light heavyweight crown
Hill took home the vacant crown after dismantling Teixeira over five grueling rounds
It took a bizarre series of circumstances for Jamahal Hill to receive the opportunity to fight for the UFC light heavyweight championship. On Saturday night, Hill made the most of that opportunity, battering Glover Teixeira over five rounds to win the title by a wide unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 283.
Hill wasted little time in showing that he was going to present Teixeira with some serious problems. Hill utilized a sharp jab and combinations of power punches to open up big kicks to the body and head of the former champion. More important in the early rounds, however, was Hill's takedown defense. After being taken down several times in his previous fight, a TKO of former title challenger Thiago Santos, Hill was able to easily fend off all of Teixeira's first-round takedown attempts.
Hill blasted Teixeira with a head kick in the second round that put Teixeira on rubber legs, but Teixeira managed to eventually score his first takedown of the fight. Hill was able to survive being on the ground with Teixeira and would again hurt him with a head kick in the third round.
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It was a Hill flurry in the fourth round that was closest to finishing the fight, however, as he blasted Teixeira with punches, sending Teixeira to the canvas. Hill would continue to blast away with the referee close to jumping in to stop the fight at multiple points before the round reached its conclusion.
By the fifth round, Teixeira was sporting grotesque cuts above both eyes but the doctor allowed the fight to see the final round. Teixeira was able to get an early takedown in the final frame but Hill again managed to survive and reverse the position, snuffing out the last bit of hope Teixeira had of pulling off a Hail Mary and stealing the fight.
THE SOUND OF THESE HEADKICKS 😖 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/6M21XFQuK4— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 22, 2023
Surviving the full distance while taking as much damage as Teixeira had was something of a moral victory, but toughness is not enough to win a fight and Hill had clearly won all five rounds, which was reflected in the final scorecards, each reading 50-44 in favor of Hill.
"From where I came from, to get to this, it's unreal," an emotional Hill said after the fight. "Anything is possible. Hard work, dedication, accountability. Don't let nobody tell you nothing. Too many people told I couldn't do this, it was impossible, I gotta win in one round, I couldn't go five. What the f--- you have to say now?"
After the fight, Teixeira complimented Hill's toughness before laying his gloves down in the ring, announcing his retirement just hours after fellow MMA legend Mauricio "Shogun" Rua fought the final fight of his own career.
"In reality, I think I'm too tough for my own good and too tough for my own health. ... It's an honor to put the gloves down on the same night as [Rua]."
The co-main event saw Brandon Moreno once again become champion when he scored a third-round TKO of Deiveson Figueiredo for the flyweight crown. The fourth encounter between the two was stopped before the fourth round because of a nasty cut on Figueiredo's right eye that caused his eye to swell shut. Figueiredo initially protested that the cut was caused by an eye poke, but replays showed it was a clean punch.
CBS Sports was with you the entire way on Saturday bringing you all the results and highlights from the UFC 283 below.
UFC 283 card and results
- Jamahal Hill def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
- Brandon Moreno (ic) def. Deiveson Figueiredo (c) via third-round TKO (doctor stoppage)
- Gilbert Burns def. Neil Magny via first-round submission (arm triangle)
- Jessica Andrade def. Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
- Johnny Walker def. Paul Craig via first-round TKO (punches)
- Ihor Potieria def. Mauricio Rua via first-round TKO (punches)
- Bruno Ferreira def. Gregory Rodrigues via first-round knockout (punch)
- Thiago Moises def. Melquizael Costa via second-round submission (neck crank)
- Gabriel Bonfim def. Mounir Lazzez via first-round submission (guillotine choke)
- Jailton Almeida def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via second-round TKO (punches)
- Cody Stamann def. Luan Luiz Lacerda via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ismael Bonfim def. Terrance McKinney via second-round knockout (knee)
- Nicolas Dalby def. Warlley Alves via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Josiane Nunes def. Zarah Fairn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Daniel Marcos def. Saimon Oliveira via second-round knockout (strikes)
Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira -- Round 5: The two fighters hugged before the start of the round. Teixeira shot for a takedown and got it with 4:25 left in the round. Teixeira was in Hill's half guard before passing to side control. Teixeira then managed to secure full mount with three minutes to go.Hill managed to slip out and end up on top. From inside Teixeira's half guard, Hill started throwing elbows. Hill then passed to side control, but Teixeira managed to turn and Hill backed off, allowing the fight to go back to the feet. Teixeira tried to come forward and flurry as the click ticked down, waiving Hill in. Unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Hill (50-44)
A message to @JamahalH from @Jiri_BJP after #UFC283 👀 pic.twitter.com/OCEeWilId7— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Ready to build his own legacy!@JamahalH surrounded by friends and family after his #UFC283 title win 🏆 pic.twitter.com/oKg6vozNiU— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Presenting the first UFC champion in #DWCS history: @JamahalH 👑 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/Ad6J3LaM5b— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Question answered. 🏆 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/z8VaIuJuP3— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
He became the second oldest champion in UFC history in 2021!@GloverTeixeira announces his retirement following the conclusion of #UFC283 🏆🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/NE1xnwM9lQ— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Sweet Dreams are made of this! #AndNew undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world @JamahalH! 🏆 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/07EMQU40FV— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
"Anything is possible!"— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Jamahal Hill overcome with emotion after achieving his dream 🏆 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/6zwxn7nIJr
The emotions are sinking in for Jamahal Hill ahead of the official decision #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/q4IuvCFDZy— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Laid it all on the line!— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
5 hard fought rounds in the books between these two #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/ooEvolYQYC
Glover & Jamahal got that dawg in 'em #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/bdqcMk91rw— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Glover Teixeira is not human #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/YzshJTCtaE— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
THE SOUND OF THESE HEADKICKS 😖 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/6M21XFQuK4— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 22, 2023
Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira -- Round 4: Teixeira has two horrible cuts, one above each eye. Hill went back to the head kick and landed a big knee. Teixeira pushed through it, however, grabbing a body lock but failing to get the takedown. Hill again threw the head kick and then landed a good right hand. Teixeira landed a big overhand right and left hook combination but Hill took it well. Teixeira landed a good left to the body and then one upstairs. Hill rocked Teixeira with a series of punches Teixeira fired back. Hill continued bombing away against the cage hitting to the head and then driving knees to the body. Hill again landed hard at the end of the round. Teixeira looks awful heading to his corner. Unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Hill (40-35)
THIS CUT 😬 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/CfQhM3sxdR— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 22, 2023
Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira -- Round 3: Teixeira shot for a takedown and Hill defended well, turning Teixeira into the cage and breaking free of the body lock. Both men worked the jab in the center of the cage, with Hill having more success. Hill threw the head kick again and Teixeira was wobbled again. Teixeira stumbled and fell to the canvas. On the ground, Teixeira looked to somehow lock Hill up but Hill landed several shots, cutting up Teixeira badly. Hill backed off and let Teixeira back to his feet. Teixeira started marching forward again with Hill starting to show some signs of fatigue. Hill landed a good knee at the end of the round. Unofficial scorecard: 10-8 Hill (30-26)
We're headed to championship rounds!— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Who's leaving #UFC283 the light heavyweight champ? 🤔
Go inside Jamahal Hill's corner between rounds 🔊 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/0JPRPOePYj— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira -- Round 2: Teixeira landed more leg kicks and started to try and pressure forward before Hill poked him in the eye, leading to a break in the action. Both men traded leg kicks before both throwing head kicks. A second head kick from Hill did land and rattled Teixeira badly. Teixeira survived the onslaught and started to land his own wild punches, cutting and causing swelling under Hill's right eye. Hill went back to more head and body kicks. Teixeira then dipped down and scored a takedown. Teixeira moved to mount and nearly took the back before Hill managed to spin and regain guard. Hill managed to get back to his feet after slipping free from bottom. Hill went back to the head kick and then back to the body as Teixeira continued to stalk. Teixeira landed a good left hand but was also cut near his left eye. Unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Hill (20-18)
THERE IS NO QUIT IN GLOVER TEIXEIRA 🤯 #UFC283— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira -- Round 1: Teixeira feinted with a takedown immediately and then used a single leg to get to a body lock. Hill landed a couple of knees after defending the takedown and then defended another takedown attempt. Teixeira failed on another takedown attempt. Hill landed a good calf kick. Hill defended yet another takedown attempt. Hill landed a very heavy body kick and then both men landed right hands. Hill rattled off a good combination with his hands. Teixeira landed his own right hand but Hill went right back to body kicks. Teixeira accidentally poked Hill in the eye, leading to a brief break in the action. Teixeira fished for another takedown attempt but didn't get it finished. Teixeira landed a good calf kick and Hill landed another combination, drawing blood from Teixeira's nose. Hill landed a few more good shots late in the round. Unofficial scorecard: 10-9 Hill
Here. We. GO #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/VKS7CX8OTU— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Glover's going for gold!@GloverTeixeira coming to reclaim the light heavyweight title he formerly held!— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
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Ready for a shot at greatness!@JamahalH enters for our #UFC283 main event!— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
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🏆✌️🇲🇽 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/D6okBUqZfI— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
It's now main event time. Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill for the vacant light heavyweight championship. This will be an interesting one one way or another.
THE BELT IS GOING BACK TO MEXICO!! #AndNew— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
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Bonded forever by history 🤝 #UFC283 pic.twitter.com/OeIUP0VnPV— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
IT'S ALL OVER! The doctor has called a stop between rounds due to a Figueiredo eye injury— UFC (@ufc) January 22, 2023
Brandon leaves #UFC283 with a TKO victory and the title! pic.twitter.com/cFiHnPx5Hg
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