UFC Vegas 67 took place after a three-week lay-off, and there were many high-level combats. Many fighters scored top-notch finishes. Yet, in the main event of the evening, Sean Strickland outworked Nassourdine Imavov in a five-round warfare. Strickland’s cardio was on point and led him to a pretty much dominant decision victory.
Four fighters earned an extra 50k Performance of the Night bonuses on the UFC Vegas 67 card. Dan Ige destroyed Damon Jackson with a violent punch to the face in the second round, it was one of the best counters ever.
Punahele Soriano gassed out after big strikes in the first, but Roman Kopylov was waiting for a perfect opportunity and annihilated Soriano with big bombs in the second.
Umar Nurmagomedov countered Raoni Barcelos with a sneaky punch for a round-one knockout, while Allan Nascimento pulled out a fantastic standing rear-naked choke submission victory. This was probably the most spectacular moment of UFC Vegas 67.
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This week, we’ve got the first pay-per-view (PPV) event of 2023. The UFC 283 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and it is headlined by a 205-pound title fight between Jamahal Hill and Glover Teixeira.
The 205-pound belt came out of nowhere, as Jiri Prochazka was forced to vacate the belt due to a gruesome shoulder injury, while the clash between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz ended in a draw. Jamahal Hill is known for big bombs and powerful right hand, while Glover Teixeira is one of the greatest submission minds of the game. One way or another, this will hardly last for five rounds.
Prediction: the fight will not go the distance
In the co-main event of the evening, Brandon Moreno squares off against Deiveson Figueiredo for the fourth time. The score is pretty much tied – Moreno’s win, Figgy’s win, and a draw. The fourth combat will show who’s a better fighter. Also, Figgy is defending the UFC 125-pound strap, but Moreno’s coming fresh and motivated from a knockout victory over Kai Kara-France. This one could go into the championship rounds.
Prediction: fight starts round 4
Please take a look at the UFC 283 full fight card here, but you can also check it here due to potential last-minute changes. https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/92055-ufc-283
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10 PM ET, 4 AM CET)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (205 pounds): Glover Teixeira (33-8-0) vs. Jamahal Hill (11-1-0)
UFC Flyweight Championship (125 pounds): Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) vs. Brandon Moreno (20-6-2)
Welterweight (170 pounds): Gilbert Burns (20-5-0) vs. Neil Magny (27-9-0)
Flyweight (125 pounds): Jéssica Andrade (23-9-0) vs. Lauren Murphy (16-5-0)
Light Heavyweight (205 pounds): Paul Craig (16-5-1) vs. Johnny Walker (19-7-0)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, ABC, UFC On Fight Pass, 8 PM ET, 2 AM CET)
Light Heavyweight (205 pounds): Maurício Rua (27-13-1) vs. Ihor Potieria (18-3-0)
Middleweight (185 pounds): Gregory Rodrigues (13-4-0) vs. Brunno Ferreira (9-0-0)
Lightweight (155 pounds): Thiago Moisés (16-6-0) vs. Melquizael Costa (19-5-0)
Welterweight (170 pounds): Gabriel Bonfim (13-0-0) vs. Mounir Lazzez (11-2-0)
Early Prelims (ESPN+, UFC On Fight Pass, 6 PM ET, midnight CET)
Heavyweight (265 pounds): Jailton Almeida (17-2-0) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-7-0)
Lightweight (155 pounds): Terrance McKinney (13-4-0) vs. Ismael Bonfim (18-3-0)
Welterweight (170 pounds): Warlley Alves (14-5-0) vs. Nicolas Dalby (20-4-1)
Featherweight (145 pounds): Josiane Nunes (9-1-0) vs. Zarah Fairn (6-4-0)
Bantamweight (135 pounds): Luan Lacerda (12-1-0) vs. Cody Stamann (20-5-1)
Bantamweight (135 pounds): Daniel Marcos (13-0-0) vs. Saimon Oliveira (18-4-0)
Please take a look at my UFC 283 full card predictions:
Let’s enjoy the UFC 283 on Saturday lads, tune in at 6 PM ET and follow this amazing event until dawn! You will watch some of the most spectacular combats in the history of the sport!