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Pereira vs Hill Prediction: Will We See Another Brutal Knockout?



Imagine the pressure of headlining the biggest UFC card in history. Especially after winning two belts in just seven fights. We will witness a historic event and we have a solid Pereira vs Hill prediction for you below.

UFC 300: Pereira vs Hill Prediction

Alex Pereira Preview

Alex Pereira is 36 years old and has a humble record – just 9-2-0 in professional MMA. He is a former Glory kickboxing champion, former UFC Middleweight champion and current UFC light heavyweight champion, winning the two belts in just seven appearances in the Octagon.

Although his fighting style is one of the most straightforward and predictable in the entire roster, it never stopped him from beating legendary fighters like Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz, and Jiri Prochazka. Pereira has not changed his game plan for years, only strengthening his already deadly fists, elbows and knees.

Oddly enough, this berserker style, with constant striking and pressure is the ideal option in a fight with Hill, who often forgets to protect his head and rushes forward, not paying attention to his opponent’s punches.

The Brazilian will try to pick up the pace first and hurt Jamahal in the 1st round. However, Pereira needs to be a little more attentive to the defense in the standing position and try to pull back after each attack, as Hill is equally dangerous from close distance.

At the same time, Alex must also actively take advantage of the enemy’s gaps in defense and try to answer him with counter punches, every time Hill charges for his slow but fairly accurate one-twos.

Basically, Pereira may not be the most experienced guy in the division but he is clearly has crazy power. It is fairly easy to make a Pereira vs Hill prediction in his favor but we cannot do that before we analyze both fighters.

Jamahal Hill Preview

Jamahal Hill four years younger than his opponent and has had a similar number of fights – his record is 12-1 and he is also a former light heavyweight champion. Unfortunately, he vacated his title shortly after winning it due to a tough injury.

Hill grew in a tough area of Chicago and his background truly shows in his fights. He is fearless and always pushes forward, throwing as over 7 punches per minute, and ignoring the retaliatory attacks from the enemy.

Fact, he passed through Walker, Santos, and Glover successfuly but none of them had the power and speed of Alex Pereira. No one in this weight class does, honestly. Hill will certainly try to utilize his signature body shot, which often comes in the most unexpected moments when his opponents are protecting their head.

Jamahal will try to force Pereira to stagnate and he knows that the champ will not have enough endurance to put pressure for five whole rounds. The question is whether Jamahal can survive until the championship segments. Pereira has 7 knockouts in 9 pro wins.

Alex Pereira vs Jamahal Hill Prediction: Is There Anyone Strong Enough To Beat Poatan?

Basically, we have two exceptional strikers who have never faced a proper striker in the Octagon and always had the advantage. They will probably neutralize their strengths to a certain degree. On paper, it should be easy to make a Pereira vs Hill prediction, but the former champ is not to be underestimated. Yet again, he is returning from a serious Achilles tendon injury, although he has not yet completed the full rehabilitation period.

During the fight,the Brazilian will try to strike his opponent at medium and long distances. Jamahal, in turn, will work with long combinations at close range. If Hill can close the distance, then he will have a chance to wear down Alex. To win, Hill should never allow Pereira to apply pressure.

To win, Pereira needs to prevent Hill from pinning him at the net, try to defend himself from any transfer attempts and rise quickly if taken down. But still, we doubt that we will see any wrestling here and the fight will take place in a standing position. Most likely, Pereira will work as number one (as usual) and try to crush Hill's injured leg.

Overall, Alex has more options in front of him and we believe that he will win. However, consider the moneyline the riskiest of all of our predictions.

• Alex Pereira to Win
• Fight will end ahead of schedule
• Under 4.5 Rounds

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.