Pereira: Hill is My Easiest Opponent Yet

It is still unknown when Hill could return to the cage, but it will happen in the next few months

by Sededin Dedovic
Pereira: Hill is My Easiest Opponent Yet
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Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill will collide in an epic fight for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Pereira is the newly crowned champion, following a stunning knockout victory over Jiri Prochazko, while Hill has been very good of late after defeating a number of top contenders.

Pereira, known for his devastating punching power, promised to make quick work of Hill. "I'm not going to let this fight go into the judges' hands," he declared. "I'll finish him." Hill, undaunted by Pereira's confidence, is confident in his ability to dethrone the new champion.

"I've been training my whole life for this moment," he declared. "I'm not afraid of him. I'll put him to sleep."

Pereira confident against Hill

Pereira claims that Hill is an easier opponent than both Blachowicz and Prochazka.

In addition, he believes that Hill does not take seriously what he told him, but also his skills in fighting on the feet: "I think I've proven myself in the light heavyweight category, especially with this fight against Jiri and winning the title, but also with the fight against Jan Blachowicz.

If I had to compare these three fighters, Jamahal, Jiri and Jan, and if someone told me that I had to choose one to fight against, I would choose Jamahal,'' Pereira said on his YouTube channel. ''I think he's ignoring my story, my history in kickboxing and everything else when he says he's going to stand and trade with me.

I'll knock him out. Many have tried, and I'm even sure that he wants to stay on his feet with me. However, when he sees that he is not going to get away with it, he will go to the floor as well. He's a good opponent for me, but I think he's cheating a little bit,'' he added.

Both fighters are confident in their abilities and call each other names, but this has already become commonplace in modern combat sports.Everything is set for an explosive encounter that will determine the future of the light heavyweight division.