Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill to fight for vacant light heavyweight title in Brazil

UFC president Dana White announced that former champion Glover Teixeira and No. 7 ranked Jamahal Hill will fight for the vacant light heavyweight title in Brazil.

A new light heavyweight champion was supposed to be crowned after the UFC 282 main event but former champion Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev fought to a spit draw. The title was vacant because former titleholder Jiri Prochazka vacated the championship after injuring his shoulder and being forced out of the UFC 282 main event.

“You do Glover versus Jamahal Hill in Brazil for the vacant title,” White said when asked what he’s going to do next in the 205-pound division.

UFC 283 is scheduled for January 21 in Rio de Janeiro. It would give the fight card a second world title bout. Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and interim titleholder Brandon Moreno fight for the fourth time at the event.

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