UFC 300 main event announced: Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill for light heavyweight title

The wait is over.

UFC 300 has a main event.

As announced by promotion CEO Dana White, the UFC light heavyweight title will be on the line April 13 as champion Alex Pereira faces former champion Jamahal Hill, who never lost the title in competition.

White made the announcement on social media following the conclusion of Saturday’s UFC 298.

In November, Pereira won the UFC light heavyweight title vacated by Hill months prior when he defeated Jiri Prochazka by TKO. The win marked his second divisional title reign in the UFC.

Hill’s rise up the ranks culminated in a dominant UFC 283 title win over Glover Teixeira in January 2023. However, an Achilles tendon injury sustained in a UFC fighter basketball game in July caused him to vacate the title. He has not competed since.

With the addition, the UFC 300 lineup includes:

  • Champion Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill – for light heavyweight title

  • Champion Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway – for BMF title

  • Champion Weilli Zhang vs. Xiaonan Yan – for strawweight title

  • Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan

  • Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm

  • Calvin Kattar vs. Aljamain Sterling

  • Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic

  • Diego Lopes vs. Sodiq Yusuff

  • Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez

  • Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller

  • Cody Brundage vs. Bo Nickal

  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 300.

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