At the beginning of last month, Jamahal Hill achieved the biggest victory of his career by defeating Thiago Santos by TKO in the fourth round of the fight. It was his third consecutive victory, and right after it he sent a message about which fighter he was most interested in.
It is, of course, Jiri Prochazka, the champion of the light heavyweight category. After his loss to Paul Craig, Hill won three excellent victories, all by knockouts. First, he defeated Jimmy Crute, then he knocked out Johnny Walker, and finally Thiago Santos, which placed him in sixth place in the official ranking.
The other day, Hill was a guest on the "UFC Unfiltered" podcast, where he talked about Prochazka.
Hill sees himself one win away from a title shot
“From the first time I saw him, I knew he was a fun fight,” Hill said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast.
“He’s a flow fighter. That’s what I am. He likes to cause chaos and then use his ability to flow with it. It’s a natural feel. He’s got good natural instinct. “Jiri is like that, though – he flows.
He causes chaos and then he flows through chaos and he lands big shots. He’s a physical freak. You can see his physical stature and things like that. I just think I do those things better, from what I see. My flow is stronger.
My technique is sharper. I’m more dynamic. I have more tools”. “I think I’m one ‘dub,’ one win ahead of me, as long as it’s somebody ahead of me,” Hill said. “I’m not going to fight somebody behind me, somebody that’s going to keep me in the same spot that I’m in, so I’m looking to fight somebody that’s ahead of me”.
If Hill gets another impressive and attractive win, it wouldn't be surprising if they push him into the title fight after it. In front of him are currently Smith, Rakić, Ankalaev, Blachowicz, and Prochazka and Teixeira will fight for the second time in the twelfth month.