Jamahal Hill has greeted the challenge posed by Alex Pereira as the latter moved up to light heavyweight.
Following Pereira’s defeat against Israel Adesanya during UFC 287 , Dana White believed that Pereira would shift to a higher weight category.
Prior to his loss against Adesanya, he had secured four consecutive UFC victories. But now that he has moved up, he could face Hill, who would pose a challenge.
The duo do have some history following Hill’s victory against Glover Teixeira. In the aftermath, Pereira could be observed casting a glare towards Hill as the latter then entertained the idea of fighting him.
And now that Hill has a belt, he has plenty of options. He is expected to defend his belt against Jiri Prochazka. But other names could include Jan Blachowicz and, of course, Pereira.
Jamahal Hill welcomes Alex Pereira to the Light Heavyweight Division 👀 Who y’all got? #jamahalhill #alexpereira #ufc pic.twitter.com/wN54zFuNX0
— Nina-Marie Daniele (@ninamdrama) April 13, 2023
With that being said, this is what Hill had to say: “Welcome can’t wait to see you @alexpoatanpereira #excited #letsgo #yourking #cantwait #realhands #champion #war #mytime.”
To which Pereira replied: “I am coming and will kick your door in.”
There are plenty of options for Pereira to rebuild following his loss to Adesanya, and Hill could be just one of those.