UFC 283: Teixeira vs Hill: Full Prelims Preview, Prediction, and Odds

UFC 283: Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill promises to be a cracking contest. The two light heavyweights will compete in the main event…

UFC 283: Teixeira vs Hill: Full Prelims Preview, Prediction, and Odds
UFC 283: Teixeira vs Hill: Full Prelims Preview, Prediction, and Odds

UFC 283: Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill promises to be a cracking contest. The two light heavyweights will compete in the main event of a stacked card. And while the two title bouts and the main card will steal the headlines, hardcore fight fans can look forward to an incredible prelim card as well. Follow UFC 283 LIVE Streaming updates with Insidesport.IN.

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So as the biggest MMA promotion prepares to put on a show for its first PPV event of the year, we take a closer look at the prelims and give our preview and prediction.

UFC 283: Teixeira vs Hill: Full Prelims Preview, Prediction, and Odds

UFC 283: Teixeira vs Hill: Full Prelims Preview, Prediction, and Odds

UFC 283 Prelims preview and prediction

1. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua vs Ihor Potieria: Legendary UFC fighter and former light-heavyweight world champion Mauricio Rua returns to the octagon. He will face a tough challenge in Ukrainian Ihor Potieria. While the striking numbers are very similar, Rua has the advantage of grappling. However, Potieria has age on his side.

Our prediction: Ihor Potieria beats Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua by TKO.

2. Gregory Rodrigues vs Brunno Ferreira: Brazilian middleweights Gregory Rodrigues and Brunno Ferreira will also face off on the UFC 283 prelims. Ferreira is easily the better striker, whereas Rodrigues has much better numbers in the grappling department. This makes for an intriguing contest between the two.

Our prediction: Brunno Ferreira beats Gregory Rodrigues by decision.

3. Thiago Moises vs Melquizael Costa: Another all-Brazilian bout, this time in the lightweight division. Well-rounded Thiago Moises will face Melquizael Costa, who will make his UFC debut. Both fighters are equally adept on the ground or on their feet. Thus, it could be a very close contest.

Our prediction: Thiago Moises beats Melquizael Costa by submission.

4. Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida: 14th-ranked Russian heavyweight Shamil Abdurakhimov will take on Brazilian Jailton Almedia. Almeida has better numbers in all departments. It has slightly better striking numbers and much better grappling numbers. However, as a 14th-rank fighter, Abdurakhimov will always be dangerous.

Our prediction: Jailton Almeida beats Shamil Abdurakhimov by submission.

5. Gabriel Bonfim vs Mounir Lazzez: Another Brazilian makes his debut on the UFC 283 prelims. Gabriel Bonfim will face Tunisian Mounir Lazzez. This promises to be an electric fight. Both throw a lot of punches, and while Bonfim is the better grappler, Lazzez can definitely hold his own.

Our prediction: Gabriel Bonfim beats Mounir Lazzez by decision.

UFC 283 prelims latest betting odds

Mauricio Rua +170 vs Ihor Potieria -200 (light-heavyweight bout)

Gregory Rodrigues -330 vs Bruno Ferreira +270 (middleweight bout)

Thiago Moisés -300 vs Melquizael Costa +250 (lightweight bout)

Shamil Abdurakhimov +625 vs Jailton Almeida -950 (heavyweight bout)

Gabriel Bonfim -170 vs Mounir Lazzez +150 (welterweight bout)

So these were our predictions for UFC 283 prelims. Let us know your predictions for the fights.

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