New UFC champion Jamal Hill agrees to a title fight with Magomed Ankalaev
The Russian may get a second chance at the belt.
After injured UFC light heavyweight champion Jiří Prochazka gave up his belt, two title fights took place in the division at once.
At first, the Pole Jan Blachowicz and the Russian Magomed Ankalaev did not reveal the winner. Then the American Jamal Hill in the recent tournament in Rio defeated the Brazilian veteran Glover Teixeira, becoming the new division champion.
After that, the question arose of who the new belt holder would hold the next title defense with.
According to insiders, the league was inclined to wait for the return of Jiri Prochazka. But it may take a long time.
So, from the real contenders now there are the aforementioned Ankalaev and Blakhovitch. And Hill chose a Russian fighter.
“I think it will be fair if Ankalaev is appointed as my rival. He is at the top, he deserves it. People often mention his name, ”the champion’s story. Although the promotion has not yet announced anything.