In a light heavyweight grudge match, Hill took on Paul Craig and was locked in a nasty armbar inside the first two minutes. Hill’s arm looked to have broken, something referee Al Guinee didn’t notice despite both fighters bringing it to his attention. Mercifully, Guinee finally stopped it at the 1:59 mark.
While it looked like Hill was very badly injured, his manager Brian Butler took to Twitter to say that a member of the coaching staff told him Hill’s arm was dislocated and not broken.
Update: I just got off the phone with @JamahalH coach. Dislocated, no break.— Brian Butler-Au (@BrianButler_Au) June 13, 2021
The submission loss was the first professional defeat for Hill, who entered the fight ranked No. 15 in the division. “Sweet Dreams” also took to social media following the bout to send a message to his fans and thank Craig for a valuable learning experience.
I'm ok!!! To the ppl that support me I love u all!! @PCraigmma thank u for the lesson I will be back and stronger because of it!!! This is part of the game an I will accept it and keep moving forward!!!— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) June 13, 2021