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Jamahal Hill took another big step up in the light heavyweight division, beating number six ranked Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Vegas 59 via fourth round TKO (watch the highlights here). It was an impressive performance that earned both men a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, but only Hill advanced forward into title contention.

During the UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill post-fight press conference, Hill brought his coaches and cornermen up on the podium with him to celebrate the victory.

“This is who y’all face,” he said. “Y’all need to see the face of terror. I’m not the only one, the face of terror is my entire team.”

As for the win against Thiago Santos, Hill said “I expected a war, I expected a man that’s been up at the top and battling the top guys to not quit, to not back down, to not give an inch in there, and to bring it. I made mistakes and he made me pay for them. But I’m coming, bro. I don’t stop. I don’t know how to stop coming.”

“I’m happy with the win but I’m not happy with the performance. I need to get back to the drawing board and do a much, much better job. And yeah, that’s what I’m going to do.”

This was Jamahal Hill’s third KO/TKO win in a row and fifth of seven fights in the UFC. As far as “Sweet Dreams” is concerned, that’s good enough to get him a title shot.

“Everybody interests me up at the top,” he said. “But I want the shot at Jiri, I’ve been calling for Jiri for two years now. I want him. I don’t care if he’s champion, I got twice as many wins as he does in this organization. So I want him. If I can’t get him, give me the man that used to sit on the throne. I’ll take Jan. I’m hungry. I want gold. The lion is hungry for gold. Present or former.”

“I’ve been trying to get up to the top of this game and be one of those guys for a minute and *whistles* on the way. On the way.”