The UFC light heavyweight division has a new champion, Alex Pereira, and sooner or later, he is bound to face the former champion Jamahal Hill. It is a little difficult to predict the exact timeframe for this match, but according to Jamahal Hill, he will be ready by the second quarter of 2024 (July – December).
The UFC has promised Jamahal Hill a direct title shot once he’s fully recovered. Alex Pereira may have to defend his belt against a top contender before he faces Jamahal Hill. Pereira’s former opponent, Jan Blachowicz, firmly believes that Pereira will win against Jamahal Hill.
Blachowicz blames Jamahal Hill’s inactivity to support his statement. Next year, we shall find out whether his prediction is accurate or not.
Jan Blachowicz on Alex Pereira vs Jamahal Hill
In a recent interview with Middle Easy, Jan Blachowicz shared his thoughts on the potential fight between Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill.
“We’ll see how he’s going to feel after the injury because sometimes it’s hard coming back in great shape,” Blachowicz said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “You still got something in the back of your head that you have surgery and you’re coming back.
You don’t know how your leg is going to feel. So, I don’t know. In this moment, I would put my money on Pereira. If Pereira will fight against Jamahal Hill and he’s going to win, and I believe that I’m going to win against Rakic, so this rematch, they have to give it to me because our fight was split decision, and I believe the referee gave a bad decision, So, they have to give me this rematch.
I can be backup fighter, no problem, you just sit over there waiting, watch the fight, and they give you some money. So, why not?”.