UFC 283 Predictions – Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill: Fight Card, Odds, Preview, Prelims, Expert Picks

UFC 283 Predictions – Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill: Fight Card, Odds, Preview, Prelims, Expert Picks

The UFC returns to Brazil on Saturday for a stacked UFC 283. The main event will see the vacant light heavyweight championship between Jamahal Hill and homeland hero Glover Teixeira.

The title was vacated when Jiri Prochazka, who defeated Teixeira to become champions, suffered an injury. At UFC 282, a fight took place between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz to crown a new champion, but the fight ended in a tie, leading to UFC President Dana White immediately announcing that Hill and Teixeira would then compete for the vacant one belts would fight.

The co-main event continues one of the UFC’s greatest rivalries. Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will face interim champion Brandon Moreno in the fourth meeting between the two. After a tie in the first encounter, Moreno won the rematch with a dominant performance that earned him a third-round submission. The pair met a third time, with Figueiredo winning a narrow decision. After losing to Figueiredo, Moreno defeated Kai Kara-France to win the interim title.

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With so much happening on Saturday night, let’s take a closer look at the full fight map with the latest Caesars Sportsbook odds before we get to our staff’s predictions and tips for the PPV portion of the celebrations.

UFC 283 fight card, odds

Odds via Caesars Sportsbook

  • Jamahal Hill -140 vs. Glover Teixeira +120, Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Brandon Moreno (ic) -125 vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (c) +105, Flyweight Championship
  • Gilbert Burns -500 vs. Neil Magny +380, welterweights
  • Jessica Andrade -500 vs. Lauren Murphy +380, Women’s Flyweights
  • Johnny Walker -200 vs. Paul Craig +170, light heavyweights
  • Ihor Potieria -210 vs. Mauricio Rua +175, light heavyweights
  • Gregory Rodrigues -310 vs. Bruno Ferreira +250, Middleweight
  • Jailton Almeida -1000 vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov +650, Heavyweights
  • Gabriel Bonfim -165 vs. Mounir Lazzez +140, welterweights
  • Cody Stamann -370 vs. Luan Luiz Lacerda +290, bantamweights
  • Terrance McKinney -125 vs. Ismael Bonfim +105, lightweights
  • Warlley Alves -135 vs. Nicolas Dalby +115, welterweights
  • Josiane Nunes -550 vs. Zarah Fairn +400, Women’s Featherweights
  • Saimon Oliveira -135 vs. Daniel Marcos +115, bantamweights

With such a massive main event, the CBS Sports crew moved on with main card predictions and tips. Here are your favorites: Brent Brookhouse (martial arts writer), Brian Campbell (martial arts writer, co-host of “Morning Kombat”), Shakiel Mahjouri (writer), Michael Mormile (producer), and Brandon Wise (editor-in-chief).

UFC 283 tips, predictions

Teixeira vs. Hill hill Teixeira Teixeira Teixeira Teixeira
Figueiredo versus Moreno Moreno Moreno Moreno Moreno Moreno
Burns vs. Magny burns burns burns burns burns
Andrade vs. Murphy andrade andrade arade andrade andrade
Walker vs. Craig craig walker craig craig craig
Records so far (2023)
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Teixeira vs. Hill

Campbell: Any debate as to whether Hill truly deserved that title has been set aside, his recent trio of knockouts over quality competitions sits well with his 11-1 record suggesting there is a strong likelihood that he will leave the cage as champion leaves, even with the clear advantages that Teixeira has on the ground. But are we asking too much of Glover at 43, even with the expected partisan crowd to spur him on? It’s very common that should a fighter grow old overnight, we look back on a recent fight that may have served as a harbinger of inevitable doom for any great aging veteran. That fight could very easily be his title, lost to Jiri Prochazka last year when Teixeira literally drained the tank to try and survive in one of the fiercest and most furious title fights in UFC history. Teixeira fought to the point of exhaustion, fueling Prochazka’s surprise submission in the fifth round. Teixeira likely won’t need much of Hill’s urging to turn this fight into a fan-friendly war, and when it does, Hill has the power and explosiveness to take the title by force.

Brookhouse: When I stocked up our feature on the best bets for UFC 283, Hill’s weaknesses just play too strongly into Teixeira’s strengths. Teixeira is good at forcing takedowns, averaging just over two per 15 minutes in the cage. In his last fight, Hill was defeated six times by Thiago Santos. Hill also doesn’t want any part of Teixeira on site. While Hill managed to pull off the knockout, Teixeira is incredibly tough and proved it again in his war against Prochazka in his last game. Hill hasn’t faced the level of competition that Teixeira has and I’m just not willing to bet on the fighter who hasn’t proven himself at that level, who has exploitable flaws that his opponent is good at exploiting, simply under the premise , that perhaps Age has caught up with Teixeira.

Mahjouri: the It’s difficult to predict here as 31-year-old Hill is entering his sporting prime and capable of making significant changes from fight to fight. Teixeira is now 43 years old and could drop off quickly at any time. Teixeira deserves everyone’s respect for becoming the oldest first-time UFC champion and nearly defeating the ultra-violent Jiri Prochazka in CBS Sports’ Fight of the Year 2022. Unfortunately, we have seen how these wars can irreversibly affect a fighter’s career for the worst. Teixeira should be preferred here if we strictly consider her style. He has the wondrous ability to survive large bombs and tear down opponents for a submission win. Hill could catch Teixeira clean and early, but my heart says Teixeira will be champion again.

Figueiredo versus Moreno

Campbell: During such a historic and entertaining rivalry, the margin of error between the two champions was very small. Because as dominant as Moreno was in subduing Figueiredo in their 2021 rematch, he found it difficult to adapt to the Brazilian slugger’s tactical changes in his trilogy bout. But Moreno isn’t entering the first quadrilogy fight in UFC history fresh from the loss, as his comeback finish from Kai Kara-France gave the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history the interim title and boosted confidence. Moreno will of course not be using the services of former trainer James Krause thanks to the recent gambling scandal, but he is the younger fighter who has fewer general questions to answer. At 35, Figueiredo appears to have borrowed his age to play in the UFC’s smallest division, where speed and reaction time are paramount. But the biggest question remaining is Figueiredo’s ever-difficult weight reduction to 125lbs, as fight week pictures were unconvincing as to whether Figueiredo is a suspension to be able to go five hard rounds.

Burns vs. Magny

Campbell: After his initial title dreams fell short by TKO in the third round against former teammate Kamaru Usman in a 2021 loss, Burns has blossomed into a veteran gunslinger keen on making fun fights for big paydays. However, the 36-year-old Brazilian’s efforts to lure Colby Covington or Jorge Masvidal into pay-per-view fights proved fruitless, resulting in him having to return to remain active against Neil Magny. Burns is an almost overwhelming betting favorite, particularly due to the next-level determination he showed in a narrow loss to Khamzat Chimaev in one of the best bouts of 2022. Burns also has enough advantage, both in terms of power and as a submission threat, to make this a challenging test against Magny, which he looks set to win.

Mahjouri: Burns is the better fighter, quite simply. Quite a dangerous jiu-jitsu specialist with knockout power, Burns had Kamaru Usman in moments of danger in their UFC welterweight title fight. Magny, despite his UFC records and staying power, just doesn’t have the finishing ability to threaten the division’s best. Magny has faced several strong submission fighters throughout his career: Shavkat Rakhmanov, Rafael dos Anjos, Demian Maia and Sergio Moraes. Burns is certainly of the same ilk and should have this fight in the bag.

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