Stallions Clinch Three-peat, Shut Out Brahmas in Inaugural UFL Championship Game


by Luke Adams

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (June 16, 2024) – The Birmingham Stallions (11-1, USFL Conference Champions) defeated the San Antonio Brahmas (8-4, XFL Conference Champions), 25-0, in the inaugural UFL Championship Game on Sunday night. The game had an attendance of 27,396 at The Dome at America’s Center.

Birmingham, who claimed USFL Championships in both 2022 and 2023, have now won three straight league championships under head coach Skip Holtz. They have lost just four times over the last three years and have yet to lose in the postseason.

After a scoreless opening quarter by both teams, the Stallions found some life after RB Ricky Person Jr. ripped off an impressive 44-yard run with just under three minutes remaining in the first half. Five plays later, QB and UFL MVP Adrian Martinez found WR Gary Jennings for an 8-yard touchdown. A succeeding two-point conversion catch by WR Amari Rodgers put Birmingham up 8-0 heading into intermission.

The Stallions stayed hot in the second half, as Martinez led the offense on an eight-play scoring drive, capped off by an 11-yard touchdown rush by the quarterback. Another successful two-point conversion reception, this time by TE Jordan Thomas, pushed the Birmingham lead to 16-0 over the Brahmas.

On the ensuing San Antonio possession, LB Kyahva Tezino punched the ball loose from WR Jontre Kirklin, and FS Kenny Robinson Jr. ended up with the recovery. Six plays later, Martinez snuck it in from a yard out on 4th & 1, extending the Stallions’ advantage to 22-0. A fourth quarter 49-yard field goal by PK Chris Blewitt was the cherry on top for Birmingham, giving them the 25-0 victory and claiming their third straight title.


  • The Birmingham Stallions claim their third straight league title (2022 USFL Champions, 2023 USFL Champions, and 2024 UFL Champions). The team improves to 32-4 all-time under head coach Skip Holtz and is undefeated in the postseason (6-0) in the modern era of the franchise.
  • Birmingham scored the final 28 points of the USFL Conference Championship Game and all 25 points in the UFL Championship Game, scoring 53 straight points to finish the season.
  • The Stallions defense became the first and only defense to tally a shutout throughout the UFL regular season and postseason.
  • Quarterback Adrian Martinez finished with three total touchdowns (1 passing; 2 rushing), after posting 18 scores across the ten-game regular season. He was named the UFL Championship Game Most Valuable Player postgame.
  • Wide receiver Greg Jennings scored the game’s first points and his first touchdown of the year (regular season and postseason).
  • Birmingham linebacker Kyahva Tezino forced two fumbles, becoming the first defender in the UFL to record multiple forced fumbles in the same game. As a team, the Stallions forced three fumbles, recovering two of them.


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