Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will crown a new light heavyweight champion when former 205-pound titleholder Glover Teixeira collides with power-punching division bruiser Jamahal Hill atop the UFC 283 pay-per-view (PPV) event, with the winner expected to keep the peace until former champion, Jiri Prochazka, returns from shoulder surgery. In addition, the promotion will look to close the book on reigning flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and current interim titleholder Brandon Moreno after their fourth and final chapter. Welterweight veterans Gilbert Burns and Neil Magny will also throw hands at UFC 283 for the right to stay alive in the 170-pound title chase, not long after Paul Craig and Johnny Walker open the PPV main card show with their light heavyweight banger. And let’s not overlook the important 125-pound showdown between women’s flyweight contenders Lauren Murphy and Jessica Andrade!
UFC’s 2023 PPV DEBUT! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicks off its New Year pay-per-view (PPV) campaign on Sat., Jan. 21, 2023, with a battle for the vacant Light Heavyweight crown between former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Glover Teixeira, looking to stop the momentum of surging No. 7-seeded up-and-comer, Jamahal Hill. In the co-main event of UFC 283, which will take place inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the greatest rivalries in promotional history resumes as Flyweight kingpin, Deiveson Figueiredo, battles interim belt keeper, Brandon Moreno, for a fourth (and likely final) time.
UFC 283’s five-fight PPV main card is set to pop off TONIGHT (Sat., Jan. 21, 2023) at 10 p.m. ET from inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and we’re going to bring you LIVE results and real-time play-by-play updates below, starting with the light heavyweight collision between Paul Craig and Johnny Walker. In addition, we’re also covering the UFC 283 “Prelims” undercard bouts streaming on ABC and ESPN+ in a separate thread RIGHT HERE, beginning promptly at 6 p.m. ET.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Teixeira vs. Hill.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 283 main card PPV results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 283 PPV MAIN CARD QUICK RESULTS:
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill for vacant light heavyweight title
125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Interim Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno — Moreno def. Figueiredo by TKO (doctor’s stoppage at 5:00 of Round Three)
170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny — Burns def. Magny by submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:!5 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
125 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Lauren Murphy — Andrade def. Murphy by unanimous decision (30-25 x2, 30-26)
205 lbs.: Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker — Walker def. Craig by TKO (punches) at 2:16 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
UFC 283 ‘PRELIMS’ UNDERCARD QUICK RESULTS:
205 lbs.: Ihor Potieria vs. Mauricio Rua — Potieria def. Rua by TKO (punches) at 4:05 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
185 lbs.: Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brunno Ferreira — Ferreira def. Rua by KO (punch) at 4:13 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
155 lbs.: Thiago Moises vs. Melquizael Costa — Moises def. Costa by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:05 of Round Two
170 lbs.: Gabriel Bonfim vs. Mounir Lazzez — Bonfim def. Lazzez by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:49 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
265 lbs.: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida — Almeida def. Abdurakhimov by TKO (punches) at 2:56 of Round Two
135 lbs.: Luan Luiz Lacerda vs. Cody Stamann — Stamann def. Lacerda by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
155 lbs.: Ismael Bonfim vs. Terrance McKinney — Bonfim def. McKinney by KO (flying knee) at 2:17 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
170 lbs.: Warlley Alves vs. Nicolas Dalby — Dalby def. Alves by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
145 lbs.: Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes — Nunes def. Fairn by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
135 lbs.: Saimon Oliveira vs. Daniel Marcos — Marcos def. Oliveira by TKO (knee to the body and punches) at 2:18 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
UFC 283 PPV MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY:
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill for vacant Light Heavyweight title
125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo vs. interim Flyweight champion Brandon Moreno
Round 1: Figueiredo takes the initiative, only to be taken down into half guard while looking for a guillotine. Moreno seems content to wait it out. One minute in. It’s Figueiredo who breaks the stalemate, elevating Moreno and scrambling to his feet. Low kick from Moreno, then an overhand right a bit later. Front kick from Figueiredo. Two minutes in. Great counter overhand lands flush for Moreno after a body kick falls short. Figueiredo hops in with a 2-1, then a front kick with two minutes to go.
Moreno combo met by a body shot. He shoots, misses an elbow on the exit. Good low kick lands for Figueiredo, who shoots off a Moreno low kick and eats an elbow on the break. Low-high 3-2 by Moreno with a minute to go. Blast double puts Moreno on top. Figueiredo goes from omoplata to leglock and Moreno falls back to 50/50. Decent crank from Figueiredo, but nothing doing. 10-9 Moreno.
Round 2: Moreno looking like the much sharper fighter early on. Early combination, but Figueiredo catches a kick and takes him down into guard. Solid right hand. Moreno gets a bit of space and scrambles up. One minute in. Figueiredo staying on the front foot. Clubbing right. He defends a takedown right after. Low kick from Moreno. Two minutes in. Moreno 1-1-2 met by a counter right. Great takedown by Moreno and Figueiredo immediately reverses it. Moreno kicks him away and stands, only for Figueiredo to jump on a guillotine. Two minutes to go.
Moreno manages to weather it and settle on top in guard. Head pressure. One minute to go. Ref wants more action. Moreno goes for a nice late elbow. Hard elbow from Figueiredo off his back. Close round. 10-9 Figueiredo?
Round 3: Figueiredo continuing to advance. Overhand right by Moreno, low kick behind it. They collide in the center, neither makes anything of it a minute in. Moreno whiffs bad on a two-piece. Figueiredo fires a body kick and Moreno blasts him with a counter left that has Figueiredo claiming a poke. Ref tells them to fight on and Moreno capitalizes with a takedown into guard. Figueiredo’s cut either on his right eyelid or right below. Moreno postures up with some good punches, absorbing an upkick. Two minutes to go.
Moreno chilling in Figueiredo’s guard. Figueiredo tries a flurry of upkicks. Left hands from Moreno. One minute to go. Moreno passes to side control after landing some decent punches. 10-9 Moreno.
Looks like Moreno’s thumb knuckle did the damage. His hand was closed, so it’s legal. Jesus, that eye is borked; it doesn’t look like he can open it. The doctor confirms it and this one’s over.
Final result: Moreno def. Figueiredo by TKO (doctor stoppage)
170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny
Round 1: Slow start; not terribly unexpected. Body kick from Burns. One minute in. Neither man committing to anything yet. Double jab from Burns, then a powerful lead right into a body lock takedown. On top in half guard two minutes in. Magny showing some nice defense, but Burns makes it to side control. Using a cradle to maintain position. He takes the opposite side with two minutes to go.
Impressive effort from Burns to take mount. One minute to go. As soon as Magny’s arm extends, Burns bears down on an arm triangle, and despite the fence being in his way, the tap comes shortly after.
Final result: Burns def. Magny by submission (arm triangle choke)
125 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Lauren Murphy
Round 1: Low kicks from Andrade to start. Really racking ‘em up in a hurry. She tries to blitz, falls short. One minute in. Flying front kick attempt. Murphy seemingly just looking to jab as Andrade tears up her lead leg. Counter two-piece lands for Andrade when Murphy tries to attack. More low kicks and a hard left hook as they trade hands. Murphy shoots, rebuffed, eats punches. Murphy’s landing the jab but it’s not deterring Andrade. Andrade lands a left hook as she blitzes, eats a combo two minutes in. Nice 1-2 by Murphy. Low kick to left hook by Andrade. Big blitz lands for her after Murphy tries to put some punches together. Murphy shoots, drags her down, can’t keep her there with two minutes to go.
Another heavy low kick from Andrade, who’s showing off some remarkably good game planning. Heavy punches on the fence. Two counter rights catch Murphy coming in. Another big rush. Murphy times a low kick for a takedown attempt, can’t get it. Andrade blasts her with combinations with a minute to go. Low kick to 3-2. More low kicks. Hard right hand. Murphy shoots and spins to the rear waist lock, but eats a back fist for her trouble. 10-8 Andrade.
Round 2: Low kick to two-piece from Andrade, who continues to pressure despite Murphy’s best attempts at jabbing. Easy takedown defense and an uppercut for her trouble. Low-high right hand by Andrade. Good 1-2s from Murphy in return a minute in. Andrade comes back with clubbing hooks and denies a double-leg. This is genuinely the best Andrade has ever looked. More low kicks. Murphy shoots, denied. 1-2-3-2 by Andrade and they club each other inside. Two minutes in. Spinning back fist attempt. Big hook kicks off a lengthy combo from Andrade, who denies another shot and slams home a right hand on the break. Another failed shot from Murphy. Andrade tries a jumping front kick with a minute to go.
Another Andrade leg kick hits home. Quick flurry capped by a right hand. Murphy lands a low kick and misses a spinning back fist behind it. She catches a kick and shoots, but gets snapped down by a front headlock. One minute to go. Back to the feet. Low-high combo by Andrade, then more clean right hands. Murphy shoots under a left hook, denied. Andrade ends the round with what looks like a double-digit flurry of power shots. 10-9 Andrade.
Round 3: Andrade is just way, way too much for Murphy. Too fast, too aggressive, too powerful, too good a wrestler. One minute in. Andrade considers a pair of spins. Murphy overhand right. Flurry from Andrade, Murphy counter right, jab exchange. Another failed shot from Murphy and Andrade hauls her to the fence. Takedown into half guard two minutes in. Murphy looking for a kimura. Andrade pops her arm out and lands a pair of punches as Murphy stands. Solid right from Murphy, flurry comes back at her. Andrade blitzing to excellent effect, Murphy answering with counters. Two minutes to go.
Counter body shot from Andrade, then a right hook upstairs. More combos against the fence. Murphy’s not doing as badly this round but she’s still getting mollywhopped. Heavy combos by Andrade and now she’s brutalizing her again. They should stop this. One minute to go. Counter left hook, uppercut. Another clean combination. Andrade pouring on the hurt until the bell. 10-8 Andrade.
Final result: Andrade def. Murphy by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker
Round 1: Very tentative start. Hard low kick from Walker. One minute in. Craig tosses out his own leg kicks. Awkward jab exchange. Outside and inside low kicks by Walker. Two minutes in. Walker fires a front kick that Craig catches, but before Craig can get anything going, Walker starts brutalizing him with punches and backfists on one leg. These are ridiculously heavy, and one of them sends Craig crashing to the mat. Walker swats him with standing hammerfists as Craig clings to his leg for dear life, and the barrage is enough to send the ref into action.
Final result: Walker def. Craig by TKO (punches)
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