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UFC 300 Results: Winners And Losers From Pereira Vs Hill Fight Card

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We look at the real winners and losers from the UFC 300 fight card, which was headlined by two UFC title fights, and a BMF title bout.
UFC 300, a fight card that opened with two former UFC champions competing in the curtain-jerker and ended with two title fights (and one symbolic title fight), delivered all that it promised and more.
On the early prelims, Bobby Green and Jim Miller delivered a bloody battle between two veteran competitors who had combined for more than 100 professional MMA contests. On the prelims, former PFL champion Kayla Harrison delivered a statement-making win in her UFC debut against former UFC champion Holly Holm. Then, on the main card, Bo Nickal remained unbeaten, Arman Tsarukyan continued his climb up the lightweight rankings, Max Holloway delivered a legend-solidifying performance in capturing the BMF title, Zhang Weili retained her UFC strawweight belt in the co-main event, and Alex Pereira retained his UFC light heavyweight crown with a knockout in the UFC 300 main event.
In short, UFC 300 was a memorable night full of excitement and action.
UFC 300 took place on Saturday, April 13, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card streamed on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.
Below, we look at the winners and losers from the UFC 300 fight card.Winners
Alex Pereira: UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira showed that his power is on another level, finishing former champ Jamahal Hill 3:14 into the first round of the main event of UFC 300. With the win, Pereira defended the title he won in November 2023 with a TKO over Jiri Prochazka. In his three UFC fights at light heavyweight, Pereira has defeated three former UFC 205-pound titleholders.
Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan: In the first UFC championship fight between two Chinese fighters, Zhang Weili and Yan Xiaonan engaged in a memorable matchup, showing that the champion was a better overall fighter than the challenger. Xiaonan did a good job with her striking, especially when it came to her counters, but it was Weili’s grappling skills that made the difference in the fight.
Weili retained her title in the evening’s co-main event, scoring a 49-45 x 3 decision win.
Max Holloway: Max Holloway moved up to lightweight for UFC 300 and delivered what might have been the most memorable performance of his Hall of Fame career, capturing the (symbolic) BMF title by face-planting Justin Gaethje with one second left in their five-round war.
Holloway’s boxing skills were too much for Gaethje. He controlled the pace and range of the fight while eating every heavy leg kick that Gaethje threw his way. There was also the spinning back kick that seemed to break Gaethje’s nose in the final second of the first round.
Holloway’s performance would have been noteworthy even without the last-second knockout, that he delivered a stoppage at that time, in that way, puts Holloway’s UFC 300 performance into legendary status.
Justin Gaethje: Justin Gaethje had a good 4:59 of the first round, landing some heavy low kicks, but the tide of the fight changed after Max Holloway landed a spinning kick to Gaethje’s nose at the end of the first round.
Gaethje struggled to find his punching range in the next two rounds, but he found openings in the fourth stanza.
Gaethje showed toughness and heart, but Holloway’s boxing skills were just too much for him during the five-round war.
Arman Tsarukyan: Arman Tsarukyan had never faced a submission attempt as a member of the UFC roster before Saturday night. He got that out of the way early in the first round of his UFC 300 bout against Charles Oliveira, with Tsarukyan working through a deep guillotine choke, and then reversing the former UFC lightweight titleholder.
What truly stood out about Tsarukyan’s approach was his calmness in the face of danger. Despite Oliveira’s active guard, Tsarukyan never let frustration get the better of him. Instead, he patiently waited for openings to land slicing elbows late in the round, cutting the former champ.

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