UFC 283 Odds, Props, Predictions: Teixeira vs. Hill Fight in Brazil for Vacant Belt

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The UFC is back with its first pay-per-view event of 2023, UFC 283, and with that, a light heavyweight champion is set to be crowned.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira will try to regain the title against top contender Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here, we look at UFC 283 odds, props, and predictions.

The card is topped with two championship fights, as flyweights Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno face off for an unprecedented fourth time to unify the 125-pound strap in the co-main event. 

UFC 283 Main Event Odds: Teixeira vs. Hill

Hill, the much younger fighter at 31 years old, is the slight favorite against the 43-year-old Teixeira at a consensus price of around -125 early in the week. Teixeira can be found for slightly better than even-money odds. Here are the best odds we’re seeing on both fighters from top sportsbook apps as of Monday.

Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill Odds UFC Odds

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UFC 283 C0-Main Event & Undercard

In the co-main event slot, Figueiredo and Moreno’s odds are priced at a coin-flip, both coming in at around -110 in various sportsbooks.

The main card also features these odds at DraftKings: Gilbert Burns (-435) vs. Neil Magny (+350), Jessica Andrade (-475) vs. Lauren Murphy (+380), and Paul Craig (-190) vs. Johnny Walker (+160).

Teixeira Looks To Win Belt for Second Time 

So how did we get here?

Well, back in December, Teixeira was scheduled to face champion Jiri Prochazka in a highly-anticipated rematch after the two battled in the Fight of the Year earlier in 2022. An injury forced Prochazka out, and he vacated the title. Instead, the UFC had Magomed Ankalaev and another former champion Jan Blachowicz battle it out.

The Ankalaev-Blachowicz bout ended in a split-decision draw, and the UFC has moved on to the men featured in the UFC 283 main event. 

Teixeira (33-8 MMA, 16-6 UFC) is still one of the best light heavyweights in the world at 43 years old. Age has been just a number for Teixeira, and so far, Father Time has been on his side.

ufc 283 odds, Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill
Glover Teixeira (right, in a win over Jared Cannonier) is an underdog vs. Jamahal Hill, per UFC 283 odds (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Before his loss to Prochazka last year by fifth-round submission in a highly-competitive bout, Teixeira strung together a six-fight win streak that included finishes over Blachowicz, Thiago Santos, and Anthony Smith.

The No. 2 ranked light heavyweight also has notable wins over current Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader, Rashad Evans, Ovince Saint-Preux, Quinton Jackson, and Jared Cannonier.

When he held the belt at 42, he became the second-oldest champion in UFC history. UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture was the oldest champion ever at 45 years and four months. 

On top of his own success, he has seen his protégé Alex Pereira dethrone Israel Adesanya in a highly-anticipated trilogy bout. So now, the duo is trying to bring home a second belt to their gym in Connecticut. 

Jamahal Hill Eyes Title

For Hill (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), this opportunity would’ve been a little further down the road for the No. 7 ranked light heavyweight if it wasn’t for the draw between Blachowicz and Ankalaev. But now, the window is open, and Hill is looking to use his knockout power to become the division’s top guy. 

An alum of the Dana White Contender Series, Hill is coming off of a statement win over Santos back in August, where he finished the former title contender by TKO. 

Prior to that, he gained recognition with back-to-back first-round knockouts over Johnny Walker and Jimmy Crute.

His only loss came to Craig via a nasty submission-attempt-turned-TKO at UFC 263. 

UFC 283: Teixeira vs Hill Props

Bettors can wager on a wide variety of props for the event’s main bout. Here are some of the best UFC odds for various prop bets from popular sportsbooks:

Method of Victory

Teixeira by KO/TKO: +750 (FanDuel)
Teixeira by submission: +240 (FanDuel)
Teixeira by decision: +600 (FanDuel)
Hill by KO/TKO: +115 (FanDuel)
Hill by submission: +2800 (FanDuel)
Hill by decision: +900 (FanDuel)

Total Rounds

1.5 (over -116 at FanDuel, under +105 at DraftKings)

Alternate Total Rounds

Over 0.5 (-750 at DraftKings), Under 0.5 (+450 at DraftKings)
Over 2.5 (+150 at DraftKings), Under 2.5 (-205 at DraftKings)
Over 3.5 (+235 at DraftKings), Under 3.5 (-330 at DraftKings)
Over 4.5 (+340 at DraftKings), Under 4.5 (-525 at DraftKings)

Will Fight Go The Distance?

Yes (+380 at DraftKings)
No (-650 at FanDuel)

How Fight Will End

Submission (+215 at DraftKings)
TKO/KO (-130 at FanDuel)
Decision (+380 at DraftKings)

UFC 283 Main Card Odds

Here’s the main card lineup for UFC 283, along with each fighter’s moneyline odds at DraftKings:

  • Light Heavyweight Championship: Glover Teixeira (+105) vs Jamahal Hill (-125)
  • Flyweight Championship: Deiveson Figueiredo (-105) vs Brandon Moreno (-115)
  • Welterweight Bout: Gilbert Burns (-435) vs Neil Magny (+350)
  • Women’s Flyweight Bout: Lauren Murphy (+380) vs Jessica Andrade (-475)
  • Light Heavyweight Bout: Paul Craig (+160) vs Johnny Walker (-190)

UFC 283 Predictions

Here is a trio of predictions for Saturday night’s card from Brazil:
  • Hill by KO/TKO at +110 on DraftKings
  • Moreno double chance: KO/TKO or submission at +300 on DraftKings
  • Craig by submission at +275 on DraftKings

UFC 283 Event Info

Location: Jeunesse Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Saturday, Jan 21, 2023
Start Time: Prelims at 6 p.m. ET, Main at 10 p.m. ET
Where to Watch: ESPN+ PPV

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