UFC 283: Light Heavyweights battle for the Vacant Title in Rio de Janeiro


The UFC returns to Brazil on Saturday, January 21, 2023, for UFC 283. The main event will feature the hometown hero Glover Teixeira taking on Jamahal Hill of the United States for the vacant light heavyweight title.

Brazil’s Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro will host UFC 283. After jam-packed actions on the fight cards, the main event between Glover Texeira vs Jamahal Hill will begin around 11:00 pm ET, approximately, which is 4:00 am GMT on Sunday. This event is an ESPN+ PPV. It will be available on BT Sport in the United Kingdom.

Main Event: Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill

The hometown hero, Brazil’s Glover Teixeira will get a chance this Saturday to clinch the UFC light heavyweight title. The 43-year-old is on a 33-8-0 record with plenty of experience.

Glover Teixeira won the light heavyweight championship in UFC 267, on October 30, 2021, by defeating Jan Blachowicz. However, the Brazilian lost the belt in UFC 275, in June 2022, to Jiri Prochazka. It is also Teixeira’s most recent fight, ending a 6-match winning streak.

Now, the light heavyweight title is vacated by Jiri Prochazka due to his injury. A fight between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz to crown a new champion was held at UFC 282, but the fight ended in a draw, resulting in UFC president Dana White immediately announcing that Teixeira and Hill would then fight for the still-vacant belt.

The 31-year-old Jamahal Hill is an impressive light heavyweight fighter. The American has only one defeat, 11-1 record, one no-contest.

It will be the biggest battle in Hill’s career to date. His last fight was against Thiago Santos on August 6, 2022, in the UFC: Santos vs. Hill. He defeated Santos in the fourth round via TKO.

Glover Teixeira’s Bio

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Date of Birth: October 28, 1979
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Reach: 76″
  • Total Fights: 41
  • Record: 33-8-0

Jamahal Hill’s Bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: May 19, 1991
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Reach: 79″
  • Total Fights: 12
  • Record: 11-1-0


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