A veteran of combined martial arts will tackle a rising contender in the primary occasion of UFC 283 this weekend, as Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill conflict to crown a brand new light-heavyweight champion.
At 42, Teixeira turned the second-oldest UFC champion ever when he received the belt in 2021. But the Brazilian, now 43, misplaced the gold subsequent day trip, as he was submitted by Jiri Prochazka, who later vacated the title as a result of damage.
With the vacant strap on the road final month, Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev fought to a draw, main the UFC to maneuver on to this match-up between American Hill and Teixeira, who will struggle in entrance of a house crowd right here.
Meanwhile, within the co-main occasion, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will turn out to be the primary fighters to face one another 4 occasions within the UFC, as they unify the flyweight titles.
Figueiredo retained the flyweight gold in opposition to Moreno with a attract 2020, earlier than shedding it to the Mexican of their rematch the next yr. In the pair’s trilogy bout 12 months in the past, Figueiredo regained the strap, earlier than Moreno turned interim champion final summer season to arrange a fourth conflict with the Brazilian. Here’s all you want to know:
When is it?
UFC 283 is scheduled to happen on the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday 21 January.
The early prelims will begin at 11pm GMT (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with the prelims following at 1am GMT on Sunday 22 January (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday). The fundamental card then takes place at 3am GMT on Sunday (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
The card will air dwell on BT Sport within the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion dwell, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Teixeira – 10/11; Hill – 5/6
Figueiredo – 4/5; Moreno –20/21
Full card (topic to vary)
Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill (vacant light-heavyweight title)
Deiveson Figueiredo (C) vs Brandon Moreno (IC) 4 (flyweight title)
Gilbert Burns vs Neil Magny (welterweight)
Lauren Murphy vs Jessica Andrade (girls’s flyweight)
Paul Craig vs Johnny Walker (light-heavyweight)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs Ihor Potieria (light-heavyweight)
Brad Tavares vs Gregory Rodrigues (middleweight)
Thiago Moises vs Guram Kutateladze (light-weight)
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida (heavyweight)
Gabriel Bonfim vs Mounir Lazzez (welterweight)
Luan Lacerda vs Cody Stamann (bantamweight)
Ismael Bonfim vs Terrance McKinney (light-weight)
Warlley Alves vs Nicolas Dalby (welterweight)
Josiane Nunes vs Zarah Fairn (girls’s featherweight)
Saimon Oliveira vs Daniel Marcos (bantamweight)