UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill
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Event: UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill
Date: January 21st, 2023
Time: Main Card: 10:00 P.M. EST.
Location: Jeunesse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Free UFC 283 Pick: Glover Teixeira +120 vs Jamahal Hill -140 (Bet Now!)
In the main event of the first PPV of the year, we’re going to witness the light heavyweight strap change hands, once again. Unfortunately, this division’s title has bounced around significantly since the departure of Jones/Cormier.
With that being said, Glover will be looking to snatch back his championship, while the up and coming bruiser, Jamahal Hill, is reaching for his first taste at UFC gold.
The reason why there’s no title holder, is the champion Jiri Prochazka had to relinquish the belt due to a significant shoulder injury. Afterwards, Jan Blachowicz fought Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant belt, but the fight ended in a draw, so here we are.
MMA Prediction: Hill
To no one’s surprise, Glover is the more balanced fighter, due to his age and championship caliber bouts. Unfortunately though, his time in the cage may come to an end, as Hill is a devastating striker, with good takedown defense.
Due to the aforementioned points, we’re siding with the younger, more powerful, but less capable on the ground, Jamahal Hill.
Free UFC 283 Pick: Deiveson Figueiredo +105 vs Brandon Morono -125 (Bet Now!)
Shockingly, we’re witnessing these two face off for their record 4th title fight in a row against one another. For substance, these two fought to a very close draw in their first bout. Secondly, Morono captured flyweight gold by rear-naked choke in the third round.
Thirdly, Figgy won a clear unanimous decision, and with this extremely rare circumstance, these guys are dead even at 1-1-1. Although this will gives us the final chapter in their story, unless they go to a draw against of course.
MMA Prediction: Morono
Before Brandon Morono begun this tradeoff with Deiveson, many we’re wondering who had the skills to take out this beast of a flyweight. Now that he proved to be able to take out the king of this division, many believe he can do it again.
He struggled mightily in their last bout, but he was dealing with camp issues, and many other personal issues to boot. In our opinion, he’s going to dominate this fight on the ground, on route to a similar submission to their bout prior.
Free UFC 283 Pick: Paul Craig +165 vs Johnny Walker -195 (Bet Now!)
In a classic striker vs grappler matchup, can the Brazillian knockout artist Johnny Walker stay off the mat against one of the greatest submission artists this sport has ever seen?
After dropping 4 out of his last 5 fights, Walker kept his UFC career alive by surprisingly submitting Ion Cutelaba in his last fight. But now he has a tough task at hand, with opponent Craig, who’s won 4 out of his last 5 fights by spectacular fashion.
Impressively, Craig even knocked out one of the title challengers on the main event of this card, Jamahal Hill. He also has wins over Shogun Rua, and Nikita Krylov.
MMA Prediction: Craig
There’s only one reason this scrap is favoring Walker on the moneyline, and that’s recency bias, as Walker won his last fight, and Craig lost his. However, Walker fought a lot less of an opponent than Craig, and Paul Craig was on an absolute tear prior to his one slip up.
On the flip, Johnny was one loss away from moving promotions, and now it appears, he will be sent packing after Craig likely demolishes him in the first round.
To conclude, Walker doesn’t have the ground game to keep up with Craig, and his one chance is his big power, but he seems over confident on the ground as of late, which may leave him open for a quick rear-naked choke.
Rest of the Fights: Odds & Picks
Gilbert Burns -460 vs. Neil Magny +370
Lauren Murphy +390 vs. Jessica Andrade -490
Mauricio Rua +175 vs. Igor Potieria -205
Thiago Moses -365 vs. Melquizael Costa +300