Since December 2023, UFC CEO Dana White has been promising one thing “insane” for UFC 300. Final evening, within the aftermath of UFC 298, White lastly introduced the principle occasion of that landmark card.
“I’m going to announce the principle occasion of UFC 300 proper now,” White said in a video he filmed contained in the Honda Middle, the place UFC 298 occurred. “It should characteristic Alex Pereira defending his gentle heavyweight title towards Jamahal Hill.
“Alex Pereira is the primary fighter to turn out to be a champion in each the middleweight and light-weight heavyweight divisions of the UFC. It took him the shortest time period within the historical past of the group to win his middleweight title, and it took him the fewest variety of bouts to win a championship in a second weight class. He’s an all-action striker with unbelievable energy and 7 of his 9 MMA wins have come by means of knockout. He’s violent. He’s scary, and he will likely be taking over Jamahal Hill, who’s the previous gentle heavyweight champion who by no means misplaced the title, however vacated his belt after tearing his Achilles (tendon) final 12 months in his final bout in defeating former champion Glover Teixeira.
“He landed 232 strikes, which is essentially the most strikes ever landed in a UFC gentle heavyweight battle. He’s the primary Dana White Contender Collection alum to win a (UFC) world title. Like Pereira, he’s a world-class kickboxer with critical energy. He has received a (UFC) efficiency bonus in every of his final 4 fights, and 4 of his final 5 UFC wins have come by knockout.”
Pereira (9-2) is coming off a November 2023 TKO win over Jiri Prochazka for the vacant UFC gentle heavyweight crown. Hill (12-1-0-1) final fought in January 2023, defeating Glover Teixeira for the vacant gentle heavyweight title by means of choice. Hill surrendered the title in July 2023 after injuring himself in a basketball sport.
Under is the scheduled UFC 300 battle card:
- Champion Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill – for UFC gentle heavyweight title
- Champion Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway – for BMF title
- Champion Weilli Zhang vs. Xiaonan Yan – for UFC 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 Inexperienced vs. Jim Miller
- Cody Brundage vs. Bo Nickal
- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt
UFC 300 takes place at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 13, 2024. The pay-per-view portion of the battle card streams on ESPN+ PPV following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.