UFC 283 Poster Drops with Teixeira vs. Hill, Figgy vs. Moreno 4

UFC 283
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The official UFC 283 poster has arrived, just days after the UFC made a snap decision to book a completely new light heavyweight title fight little more than a month out from Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev.

With Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev ending in a draw and leaving the UFC’s vacant light heavyweight title, well, still vacant, Dana White broke one of his cardinal rules: he played matchmaker the night of the fight. Rather than run Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev back, he chose to pair up Glover Teixeira — who was supposed to have faced Jiri Prochazka at UFC 282, prior to Prochazka dropping out and vacating the title due to injury — with Jamahal Hill.

Hill had been scheduled to face Anthony Smith in March. Instead, he now gets to fight for the title, something Smith discovered while he was on air during Saturday’s UFC 282 broadcast.

And so not surprisingly, Teixeira vs. Hill takes top billing on the UFC 283 poster, with Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 4 positioned just under it. The flyweight pair have scripted quite the rivalry to date, and incredibly remain tied in their career series after three fights, going 1-1-1. Short of another draw, however, this could be their final meeting — and it’s for all the marbles.

UFC 283 takes place on January 21, 2023 at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The following match-ups have been reported for the card thus far:

  • Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill – for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship
  • Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Brandon Moreno (ic) – for the UFC flyweight championship / title unification bout
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny
  • Jéssica Andrade vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Maurício Rua vs. Ihor Potieria
  • Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker
  • Brad Tavares vs. Gregory Rodrigues
  • Thiago Moisés vs. Guram Kutateladze
  • Mounir Lazzez vs. Gabriel Bonfim
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida
  • Terrance McKinney vs. Ismael Bonfim
  • Warlley Alves vs. Nicolas Dalby
  • Josiane Nunes vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos