UFC 283 Teixeira vs Hill Preview: Light heavyweight championship match to headline MMA fight card

UFC 283 will feature a light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill to crown the new champion after former champion Jiri Prochazka vacated the title in 2022

Teixeira is ranked No 2 in the light heavyweight division and is the former champion. Hill is on the rise in the UFC and goes into the main event ranked No 7.

Jiri Prochazka was initially set to battle Teixeira at UFC 282 for the championship belt in a rematch of UFC 275. However, Prochazka pulled out of the fight due to shoulder surgery. The belt was vacated due to Prochazka being unable to defend it. 

UFC 283 will take place in Rio de Janeiro. The UFC will return to Brazil for the first time since 2020. Several fights have been cancelled for the event but Dana White has stacked the prelim card with 10 fights to attract fans. 

UFC 283 Date

UFC 283 Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

UFC 283 Location

UFC 283 event will be held at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Teixeira vs Hill Betting Odds

Here are the latest betting odds for Teixeira vs Hill courtesy of Bet365.  

To win the fight:

  • Teixeira +100
  • Hill -125

Fight outcome by TKO, KO, DQ or submission:

  • Teixeira +150
  • Hill +105

Fight outcome by decision or technical decision

  • Teixeira +650  
  • Hill +900

Fight outcome by draw

  • Teixeira +8000  
  • Hill +8000

Who is the Favourite to win the Fight?

Hill is the bookmakers’ favourite to win the fight and claim the UFC light heavyweight belt. Hill is ranked No 7 in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, while Teixeira is the former UFC light heavyweight champion. Teixeira is also ranked No 2 in the division.

Teixeira’s most recent fight was at UFC 275 in June 2022. Prochazka choked him out in the fifth round to win the light heavyweight belt.

Glover Teixeira Record

Glover Teixeira has a record 33-8 in MAA. He won 18 times via knockout, 10 by submission, and five by decision.   

Jamahal Hill Record

Jamahal Hill is on a three-match win streak in UFC. His record is 11-1 with seven wins via knockout and four wins via decision. Hill’s last three wins were all by knockout.  

UFC 283 Fight Card

UFC has stacked the fight card from Brazil with 15 total fights. Ten of the fights will occur on the prelim card. The fight card is subject to change.

Here is a look at the full fight card:  

Main card  

  • MAIN EVENT: Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill – UFC Light Heavyweight Championship  
  • Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs Brandon Moreno (ic) – to unify the UFC flyweight title  
  • Gilbert Burns vs Neil Magny  
  • Lauren Murphy vs Jessica Andrade  
  • Paul Craig vs Johnny Walker  

Preliminary card  

  • Mauricio Rua vs Ihor Potieria  
  • Gregory Rodrigues vs Brunno Ferreira  
  • Thiago Moises vs Melquizael Costa  
  • Mounir Lazzez vs Gabriel Bonfim  

Early preliminary card  

  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida  
  • Terrance McKinney vs. Ismael Bonfim  
  • Warlley Alves vs Nicolas Dalby  
  • Josiane Nunes vs Zarah Fairn Dos Santos  
  • Luan Lacerda vs Cody Stamann  
  • Saimon Oliveira vs Daniel Marcos  

UFC 283 Prediction

Hill is the favourite according to leading bookmakers courtesy of his recent wins by knockout. Hill last fought in August in the main event of UFC on ESPN against Thiago Santos. Hill won by TKO in the fourth round and claimed the Fight of the Night prize.

Teixeira has been at the top of the light heavyweight game for some time. He was the UFC light heavyweight champion in 2022 but lost the title in June at UFC 275 to Prochazka via submission.

Saturday’s main event will be Teixeira’s first match back in the octagon since losing in June. The Brazilian fans will be behind their fighter for this one, giving Teixeira an upper hand despite being the underdog. 

Teixeira is being written off a bit for the new young gun. The Brazilian is even money to win the fight and could pull off the upset. UFC is a sport in which upsets happen often in major fights and main events. 

Teixeira is a solid underdog bet for this fight and could pull off the win.

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