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Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill face off ahead of their fight at UFC 300

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A few days before their epic clash at UFC 300, Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill met in person for the first time.

On Saturday, April 13, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with its biggest card ever. The event features a total of 13 fights with 12 current or former world champions in action, none bigger than the evening's headliner between Pereira, the promotion's reigning light heavyweight king, and Hill, a man desperate to reclaim the crown he never lost.

Finally both fighters Met at a media event on Tuesday.

Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill: How did we get here?

Jamahal Hill first won the 205-pound title in January 2023, defeating Glover Teixeira by a decisive unanimous decision.

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Unfortunately, “Sweet Dreams” never had the opportunity to defend the title. While waiting for Jiri Prochazka to return from injury, he himself suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, forcing him to relinquish the title. Four months later, “Poatan” scored a second-round knockout of Prochazka at UFC 295, climbing to the top of another division after winning the middleweight title a year earlier.

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Pereira's victory put him on a collision course with Hill that will culminate in an unmissable duel in Sin City.

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