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Jamahal Hill leaps four spots in the new light heavyweight rankings after his dominant win against Thiago Santos

News UFC rankings are out. Light heavyweight fighter Jamahal Hill jumps four spots to become the new 6th ranked Light Heavyweight in the UFC.

Jamahal Hill knocks out Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 59

Jamahal Hill recently made headlines after defeating Thiago Santos at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill via TKO. In the fight, Hill looked unstoppable and didn’t give the veteran fighter any chance to recover throughout the fight. Before this win, Hill had an amazing win against Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 48 where Hill won via KO. Continuous performance such as this has put Hill in the conversation of a potential title contender in future.

In a recent interview after UFC Vegas 59 with The MMA Hour, Hill called out Jiri Prochazka and justified it by comparing himself to Alex Pereira in the middleweight division. He said :

We’ve seen it before. That’s how [Jiri] got the belt. He jumped and got the belt. Go down a weight class, Alex Pereira. That’s not a jump? Everybody else is getting jumped around. Why not jump ‘Sweet Dreams’ around? I feel like I match up with Jiri phenomenally. I feel like that would be a phenomenal fight, and I feel like I could take that fight. I feel like that would be a great fight. It’s a great showing. I feel like it would be very marketable.”

Read More: Watch: Jamahal Hill turns the tide in his favor by stopping Thiago Santos at the main event of UFC Vegas 59

Jamahal Hill makes a huge jump in the UFC light heavyweight rankings

Jamahal Hill

The new UFC lightweight heavyweight rankings are out and it has undergone some serious changes to his time.

One of the most notable ones is Jamahal Hill going from his previous ranked #10 position to his current #6 position. Hill has seriously experienced a great leap after beating Santos in the last fight. It seems like it won’t be any problem for Hill to fight the top five fighters of the division. If everything goes well, he can also fight Prochazka if the champion accepts the challenge.

Other than Hill, Santos has gone down to three positions. The Brazilian has won only one fight in his last four octagon appearances. Paul Craig experienced a drop as he is now at the #10 position in the division. The champion, Prochazka is at the top under him the former champion, Glover Teixeira.

Jan Błachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev are still the #3 and #4 fighters in the division. Things are just getting more and more interesting in the light heavyweight division and it will be exciting to see how everything will unfold in future.

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