Carlos Ulberg reacts to Jamahal Hill booking at UFC 303, talks about fighting on same card as "big star" Conor McGregor 

Carlos Ulberg (left) discusses fighting at UFC 303 alongwith Conor McGregor (right) [Images courtesy: @carlosulberg and @thenotoriousmma on Instagram]
Carlos Ulberg (left) discusses fighting at UFC 303 alongwith Conor McGregor (right) [Images courtesy: @carlosulberg and @thenotoriousmma on Instagram]

Carlos Ulberg recently discussed fighting on the same card as Conor McGregor. Ulberg hopes to take advantage of a great opportunity that he has placed himself in a prime position for.

He is set to face former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill at the promotion's annual International Fight Week event, capped off by UFC 303. The pay-per-view event will take place on June 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ulberg stepped in as a replacement for Khalil Rountree, who was originally scheduled to face Hill. Rountree, however, was handed a two-month suspension for using a prohibited substance, leading to his removal from the fight.

Ulberg vs Hill will take place in the co-main event of UFC 303, which will also feature the much-anticipated return of McGregor. The Irishman will headline the event against Michael Chandler. This fight was already the greatest of his career, but now the 33-year-old has the chance to earn a tremendous victory on one of the grandest stages available.

In a recent interview with Engage, Ulberg expressed his thoughts on fighting Hill:

"We're going up against Hill, I think he's number three at the moment so that's some really good news that puts us in a really good spot and I'm not going to pass that opportunity."

The Kiwi also mentioned McGregor and how 'The Notorious' serves as a motivation to him.

''I spoke to someone today and they didn't know about MMA but they knew who McGregor was which was amazing so he is definitely a big star and to fight under that undercard would be amazing and if we can get the co-main event, then that'd be even more spectacular so yeah man.''

Check out Carlos Ulberg's comments below (3:43):


Ulberg is currently on a six-fight winning streak. In his most recent octagon outing, he squared off against Alonzo Menifield at UFC St. Louis, winning the bout via knockout in the opening round.

Meanwhile, McGregor is 2-3 over his last five fights, losing two straight bouts against Dustin Poirier.

Carlos Ulberg vs. Jamahal Hill betting odds

The much-awaited UFC pay-per-view event of the year, UFC 303 is set to take place on June 29. This will mark the return of Conor McGregor who is scheduled to face Michael Chandler in the main event.

In the co-main event, Carlos Ulberg will square off against Jamahal Hill. Ulberg is currently ranked No. 11 in the light heavyweight division. A win against Hill will definitely boost his rankings.

The fight's odds were revealed by DraftKings, with Hill starting as a slight -120 favorite against Ulberg, a +100 underdog.

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