Israel Adesanya could fight Jamal Hill

Israel Adesanya could fight Jamal Hill

Reclaiming the UFC middleweight title in an immediate rematch with Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya could make a second shot at becoming a dual UFC champion in his next fight.

This was announced in an interview with Submission Radio by the Nigerian coach Eugene Bairman.

“Let’s do it,” said the specialist. “I haven’t seen Jamal Hill fight because I only watch my guys fight, but if he is the UFC champion, then he is the best of the best, and I’m sure it will be a very difficult challenge. I saw him at Izzy’s post-fight party and he seemed like a nice guy, but that’s not about it, it’s about the challenge that he is. So go ahead, let’s do it! I think we’ll talk about it soon.”

In March 2021, Israel Adesanya moved up to light heavyweight and suffered his first loss of his career, losing a five-round unanimous decision to then-defining division champion Jan Blachowicz.

Jamal Hill, who won the vacant UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira in January of this year, plans to defend his title against ex-division champion Jiri Prochazka, however, this fight is still in doubt as the Czech fighter continues to recover from surgery on shoulder.