Hill weighs in on Puryear's chances of fighting Makhachev

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamal Hill shared his expectations for the upcoming fight between the promotion's lightweight division titleholder Islam Makhachev and Dustin Puryear.

The Dagestani and the American will meet in the main event of UFC 302, which will take place on June 1 in Newark, USA.

"You should never discount Dustin. But ... obviously the odds are against him. It's a fight, guys. Dustin can punch with his hands and is capable of putting down anyone, anyone at lightweight," Hill said in an interview with James Lynch's YouTube channel.

Recall that Hill himself in his last appearance in the octagon made an unsuccessful attempt to regain the flyweight belt, losing by first-round knockout to reigning champion Alex Pereira. The fight took place on April 13 at UFC 300 in Las Vegas, USA.