One to Watch at UFC 263: Jamahal Hill

Jamahal Hill (8-0) has never lost any professional or amateur MMA fight. If it were not for a positive postfight drug test for marijuana, “Sweet Dreams” would have three UFC wins already. Last time in the cage in December 2020, He scored a standing TKO versus ranked Light Heavyweight Ovince St. Pruex (25-15). Now ranked 15th, Jamahal can climb higher in the ranks with a fourth win in the octagon at UFC 263.

The 30-year-old was born in Chicago, Illinois back in 1991. Hill’s main sport growing up was basketball, however, his older brother introduced him to wrestling and MMA early on as well. At age 12, his family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan but he kept up his basketball dream. Nearby Davenport University recruited him out of high school to play but his mind was elsewhere by then.

Jamahal started training MMA during his senior year in school and it was quickly taking precedent. His brother, who encouraged his MMA journey, was struck by a car while walking and tragically died in 2017. It occurred one year after his first amateur win and cemented his full-time fighting status in honor of big bro.

Training out of Black Lion BJJ, “Sweet Dreams” would be 10-0 dating back to amateur, if marijuana wasn’t still tested in Nevada by their athletic commission. A would-be three-fight win streak got him ranked at 205 lbs. after his last fight, and now he faces #14 Paul “Bearjew” Craig (14-4-1) at UFC 263. This should-be banger occupies the main card and it starts at 10 PM ET.

#15 Jahamal “Sweet Dreams” Hill | 8-0 | 6’4 205 lbs. | Age 30 | Reach 79” | Southpaw Stance | Fighting Out of Grand Rapids, Michigan

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