UFC 283 will take place on Saturday, January 21. The Jeunesse Arena in Rio De Janiero, Brazil will host the PPV. The early prelims will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+, with the prelims starting on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The main card is tentatively scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET and will only be available on ESPN+PPV. The main event of the evening will see Glover Teixeira defending his light heavyweight title against Jamahal Hill.
The veteran Teixeira heads into this fight with a 33-8 career record. He has finished 18 fights by knockouts and 10 by submission. Teixeira is coming off a fifth-round submission loss to Jiri Prochazka. The champ was training for a rematch with Teixeira but ended up suffering a severe shoulder injury causing him to vacate the belt. Teixeira has been fighting in the UFC for 10 years and is looking for his second career title win. Despite his experience advantage, Teixeira is the underdog at DraftKings Sportsbook with +120 odds.
Hill is 12 years younger than his opponent. He takes an 11-1 record into this bout with seven wins by knockout. Hill is riding a three-match win streak and ended each one with a knockout win. He and Thiago Santos duked it out for four rounds last August before Hill ended up earning the victory. The lone loss of his career came in June 2021 when he was knocked out in the first round by Paul Craig. This would be the first title win of his career, and he is the narrow favorite with -140 odds.
We’ll update this with results as each match finishes.
Main Event: #2 Glover Teixeira vs. #7 Jamahal Hill, for vacant light heavyweight title
Hill wins by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
Teixeira looked like he was going to be on the wrong end of a TKO all the way in the third round. He had nasty gashes above both eyes and spent most of the match bleeding. Hill landed 209 strikes, and 203 were deemed significant. He utilized leg kicks to Teixeira’s head and avoided Teixeira’s take-down offense. This is the first title win of his career.
Teixeira by KO, TKO, DQ: +600
Teixeira by Submission: +250
Teixeira by Decision: +700
Hill by KO, TKO, DQ: -110
Hill by Submission: +2500
Hill by Decision: +900
Co-Main Event: Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Brandon Moreno (interim champ), flyweight title
Moreno wins by TKO after the third round. The doctor stopped the fight after Fugueriedo’s right eye had swollen shut, and he couldn’t see.
Figueiredo was up early, controlling the ground game in the first round, but after that, Moreno had the advantage. He landed 62 of his 96 strikes, and 39 were deemed significant. He had 6:52 of control, but it ended up being the cut below the eye of the former champ that sealed the deal. Figueiredo announced after the fight he would be moving up a division.
Figueiredo by KO, TKO, DQ: +350
Figueiredo by Submission: +1200
Figueiredo by Decision: +250
Moreno by KO, TKO, DQ: +550
Moreno by Submission: +500
Moreno by Decision: +200
#5 Gilbert Burns vs. #12 Neil Magny, welterweight
Burns wins by first-round submission via head and arm choke
Burns controlled most of the round on the ground, and he was able to work his positioning into an arm triangle and secure the win. The fighters combined for only 23 total strikes thrown. Burns landed 10 of his 12 strikes, five of which were significant. He secured his lone take down attempt and was credited with 2:35 in control.
Burns by KO, TKO, DQ: +240
Burns by Submission: +180
Burns by Decision: +180
Magny by KO, TKO, DQ: +1200
Magny by Submission: +2500
Magny by Decision: +600
#4 Lauren Murphy vs. #6 Jessica Andrade, women’s flyweight
Andrade wins by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26).
Honestly, this fight was brutal. Andrade was all over Murphy from the opening bell. This one wasn’t even close, and it is miraculous that Murphy was even able to last all the way to the decision. Andrade landed 216 strikes, and 213 of them were considered significant. Murphy attempted 15 takedowns and failed on all of them.
Murphy by KO, TKO, DQ: +1200
Murphy by Submission: +2500
Murphy by Decision: +650
Andrade by KO, TKO, DQ: +130
Andrade by Submission: +450
Andrade by Decision: +165
#9 Paul Craig vs. #12 Johnny Walker, light heavyweight
Walker wins by TKO in the first round then celebrates with the worm.
Johnny Walker knockout pic.twitter.com/19wpaQZFyx— Charlie Quinn (@CharlieQuinnMMA) January 22, 2023
Walker connected on a huge right that caused Craig to go to the mat and then rained down hammer fists before the stoppage in the first round. He only needed 18 total strikes to take the win. Craig was largely outmatched and was only able to land one of the 10 strikes that he threw.
Craig by KO, TKO, DQ: +900
Craig by Submission: +275
Craig by Decision: +1000
Walker by KO, TKO, DQ: -135
Walker by Submission: +1200
Walker by Decision: +800
Mauricio Rua vs. Ihor Potieria, light heavyweight
Potieria wins by first round TKO.
Ihor Potieria TKOs Shogun Rua in the first round!— @ (@FTBeard7) January 22, 2023
Hate to see Shogun go out like that, but that's how the fight game goes most of the time. Still an incredible career! Salute to him pic.twitter.com/FnqasCWaq3
Rua has retired from MMA following the match.
Rua by KO, TKO, DQ: +400
Rua by Submission: +1400
Rua by Decision: +450
Potieria by KO, TKO, DQ: +110
Potieria by Submission: +550
Potieria by Decision: +500
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brunno Ferreira, middleweight
Ferreira wins by first round knockout with a strong left.
Rodrigues by KO, TKO, DQ: +110
Rodrigues by Submission: +225
Rodrigues by Decision: +750
Ferreira by KO, TKO, DQ: +350
Ferreira by Submission: +1400
Ferreira by Decision: +1400
Thiago Moises vs. Melquizael Costa, lightweight
Moises wins by second-round submission and a rear naked choke.
Moises by KO, TKO, DQ: +350
Moises by Submission: +180
Moises by Decision: +175
Costa by KO, TKO, DQ: +700
Costa by Submission: +1400
Costa by Decision: +800
Gabriel Bonfim vs. Mounir Lazzez, welterweight
Bonfim gets the first-round submission via guillotine choke
Bonfim by KO, TKO, DQ: +350
Bonfim by Submission: +200
Bonfim by Decision: +400
Lazzez by KO, TKO, DQ: +350
Lazzez by Submission: +2000
Lazzez by Decision: +350
Early Preliminary Card
#15 Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida, heavyweight
Almeida gets the TKO victory in the second round.
Jailton Almeida TKOs Shamil Abdurakhimov! pic.twitter.com/QGyVSejgwe— @ (@FTBeard7) January 22, 2023
Almeida dominated the first round, with Abdurakhimov being saved by the bell. He finished the fight in the second round with some wicked shots to the back of his opponent’s head.
Abdurakhimov by KO, TKO, DQ: +1100
Abdurakhimov by Submission: +2800
Abdurakhimov by Decision: +2000
Almeida by KO, TKO, DQ: +180
Almeida by Submission: -165
Almeida by Decision: +1000
Luan Lacerda vs. Cody Stamann, bantamweight
Stamann won by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lacerda by KO, TKO, DQ: +2000
Lacerda by Submission: +600
Lacerda by Decision: +800
Stamann by KO, TKO, DQ: +300
Stamann by Submission: +1400
Stamann by Decision: -150
Ismael Bonfim vs. Terrance McKinney, lightweight
Bonfim wins by knockout in the second round.
Bonfim knocked out McKinney’s mouth guard with a big right hand and finished the fight with a jumping left knee strike.
Bonfim by KO, TKO, DQ: +180
Bonfim by Submission: +500
Bonfim by Decision: +1000
McKinney by KO, TKO, DQ: +180
McKinney by Submission: +350
McKinney by Decision: +1400
Warlley Alves vs. Nicolas Dalby, welterweight
Dalby wins by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alves by KO, TKO, DQ: +250
Alves by Submission: +600
Alves by Decision: +300
Dalby by KO, TKO, DQ: +400
Dalby by Submission: +650
Dalby by Decision: +330
#15 Josiane Nunes vs. Zarah Fairn, women’s featherweight
Nunes wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nunes by KO, TKO, DQ: -135
Nunes by Submission: +900
Nunes by Decision: +240
Fairn by KO, TKO, DQ: +1000
Fairn by Submission: +2800
Fairn by Decision: +800
Saimon Oliveira vs. Daniel Marcos, bantamweight
Marcos knocks out Oliveira in the second round.
A series of head punches were followed by a well placed knee to the ribs causing Oliveira to go down.
Oliveira by KO, TKO, DQ: +600
Oliveira by Submission: +330
Oliveira by Decision: +200
Marcos by KO, TKO, DQ: +300
Marcos by Submission: +1100
Marcos by Decision: +400