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UFC 283 will feature a massive light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill this weekend. Teixeira is the No 2 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC and former champion, while Hill is ranked No 7 and looking for a first-ever UFC title. 

The winner of the fight at UFC 283 will be crowned the new light heavyweight champion. The belt is currently vacant and the winner of the headline fight will become the new UFC light heavyweight titleholder. 

Jiri Prochazka was originally set to fight Teixeira at UFC 282 for the light heavyweight belt. However, Prochazka was forced to pull out of the fight to undergo shoulder surgery and the title was vacated. The winner of UFC 283’s title bout may face Prochazka in their first defence.

UFC 283 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, as the mixed martial arts promotion returns to Brazil for the first time since 2020. Unfortunately for the UFC and fight fans, several matches from the original fight card have been cancelled. However, UFC has put together a massive undercard featuring 10 fights. 

UFC 283 Date

UFC 283 Teixeira vs Hill will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The show won’t start until late for fans of MMA in the United Kingdom. 

UFC 283’s prelim matches will begin at 11 PM UK time. The main fight card will begin around 1 AM on Sunday. Teixeira vs Hill is expected to start at around 4 AM. 

The UFC has had issues with organising the event, with several matches being cancelled. Due to the problems the fight promotion has experienced, there will be 10 prelim matches. Meanwhile, five matches will take place on the main card. 

UFC 283 Location

UFC 283 will occur at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the first time the MMA fight promotion has been in Brazil since 2020. 

Teixeira vs Hill Betting Odds

Here are the latest betting odds for Teixeira vs Hill.

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Who is the Favourite to win the Fight?

Hill is the bookmakers’ favourite to win the fight in the lead-up to Saturday’s bout in Brazil. It is a slight surprise with Hill ranked No 7 in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Teixeira is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and the No 2 contender for the belt. 

Hill is on a good run of form and is a knockout artist. Seven of Hill’s 11 wins have come via knockout. Teixeira’s most recent bout was at UFC 275. He was choked out by Prochazka in the fifth round to lose the light heavyweight belt. 

Glover Teixeira Record

Glover Teixeira has an MMA record of 33-8. He has won 18 times by knockout, 10 by submission, and five by decision. 

Jamahal Hill Record

Jamahal Hill is streaking right now in the UFC. He is on a three-match win streak in the octagon. Hill has a record of 11-1 with seven wins by knockout and four wins by decision. His last three wins were all by knockout.

Teixeira vs Hill UK Time

UFC 283’s prelim matches will begin at 11 PM UK time. The main fight card will begin around 1 AM on Sunday. Teixeira vs Hill is expected to start at around 4 AM.

UFC 283 Fight Card

UFC 283's early prelims and main card are stacked with exciting matches. Fight fans will have plenty of hard-hitting action to watch. It is important to remember that UFC 283’s fight card is subject to change. 

According to MMA Mania, the original bouts for the show were being cancelled “hard and fast”, which forced Dana White and the company to stack up the prelim cards. As it stands, there are 15 bouts for Saturday’s show. 

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

How to Watch UFC 283

UFC 283 will be broadcast on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 1 AM on Sunday, January 22. BT Sport 1 will start their broadcast with the beginning of the prelim card. 

UFC 283 Live Stream

You can live stream the prelims on the BT Sport app. Fans can access the BT Sport app using a smart TV, Firestick, tablet, laptop, or mobile phone. Fans can also use game consoles to access the BT Sport app to follow all of the hard-hitting action. 

UFC 283 TV Channel

BT Sport 1 will broadcast UFC 283 live from Brazil. Fans can check their cable and satellite TV listings for the channel. 

UFC 283 Prediction

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Hill is the favourite thanks to his recent streak of three wins by knockout. The fight was last in action in August in the main event of a UFC on ESPN broadcast. He won in the fourth round by TKO in the Fight of the Night. 

Hill is at the beginning of his UFC career, while Teixeira has been at the top of the pack. He was the UFC light heavyweight champion but lost the belt at UFC 275 in June to Prochazka. This is Teixeira’s first match back. 

It feels like bookmakers are writing Teixeira off ahead of the bout. Teixeira is even money to win the fight. He could pull off the upset and get the belt back that he lost in June 2022. Although Teixeira can knock out opponents (18 wins by KO), he can win by submission too (10 submission wins). 

This fight could go over 3.5 rounds with Teixeira coming out on top. He could get a rear-naked choke on Hill and get the tap-out win.