UFC 283: Full Recap & Post-Fight Analysis

JAMAHAL HILL punches GLOVER TEIXEIRA in their Light Heavyweight fight during the UFC 283. Photo: IMAGO

UFC 283 took place in Rio De Janeiro on the 22nd of January, featuring five main card fights and ten preliminary card bouts. FInd below the results for all fights and recap of the main and co-main events.

Main Event- Jamahal Hill def. Glover Teixeira via UD

In the main event, former UFC champion Glover Teixeira squared off against Jamahal Hill for the vacant light heavyweight title. The UFC light-heavyweight division had been without a champion since the start of December, when Jiri Prochazka vacated the title with a shoulder injury.

Hill dominated most of the bout, throwing a record breaking number of strikes on his way to winning via unanimous decision. Despite a couple of big takedowns, Teixeira was unable to do any serious damage with his ground game, which seemed to be his only chance of winning the fight. 

Although Texeira was able to absorb a significant amount of damage, the scorecard was all Hill, who won the standout game convincingly. This was Hill’s maiden title in this 8th UFC fight. He’s the first athlete to win a championship after earning a UFC contract through the Contender Series.

After the fight, the 43-year old Brazilian Teixeira, announced that he would be retiring from professional fighting. A former champ, Teixeira has spent over a decade in the UFC, winning 16 of his 23 fights. 

Co-Main Event- Brandon Moreno def. Deiveson Figueiredo via 3rd-round TKO 

In the co-main event, Mexico’s Brandon Moreno was able to beat Brazil’s Deiveson Figueiredo to collect his second undisputed flyweight championship. Moreno won via TKO after stunning Figueiredo with a powerful left hook that opened a large gash below his right eye. The swelling eventually caused his eye to shut, leading to the doctor calling the fight in the 3rd round.

This was the fourth fight between the two, with Moreno winning two, losing one and drawing in the other.  

Main Card Fight- Gilbert Burns def. Neil Magny via Submission (head/arm choke) (R1, 4:15)

Main Card Fight- Jessica Andrade def. Lauren Murphy via UD (30-25, 30-25, 30-26) 

Main Card Fight- Johnny Walker def. Paul Craig via 1st-Round TKO (2:16) 

Preliminary Card Results

Ihor Potieria def. Mauricio Rua via 1st-round TKO (4:05)

Brunno Ferreira def. Gregory Rodrigues via 1st-Round KO (4:13)

Thiago Moises def. Melquizael Costa via Submission (RNC) (R2, 4:05)

Gabriel Bonfim def. Mounir Lazzez via Submission (Guillotine) (R1, 0:49)

Jailton Almeida def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via 2nd-Round TKO (2:56)

Cody Stamann def. Luan Lacerda via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Nicolas Dalby def. Warlley Alves via SD (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Ismael Bonfim def. Terrance McKinney via 2nd-Round KO (2:17)

Josiane Nunes def. Zarah Fairn dos Santos via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Daniel Marcos def. Saimon Oliveira via second-round KO (2:18)

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