MMA Preview – Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill at UFC 283
GLOVER TEIXEIRA VS JAMAHAL HILL FACTS
When is UFC 283? Sunday 22nd January, 2023 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC 283? Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
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What channel is UFC 283 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC 283? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
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GLOVER TEIXEIRA VS JAMAHAL HILL LOWDOWN
This is an unexpected turn of light heavyweight events, but it is fair to say Glover Teixeira (33-8) has got what he deserves. His initial title fight and rematch with Jiri Prochazka fell through after the Czech native injured his shoulder. The champ nobly vacated the title and Teixeira was offered Magomed Ankalaev as a replacement. He refused to take the fight which meant Jan Blachowicz stepped in forcing Teixeira to watch on as a new champion emerged. Fortunately for him, the fight ended in a draw and this new title fight has presented itself.
Jamahal Hill (11-1(1)) seizes the opportunity to jump to the front of the queue. He is on an incredible run picking up three bonuses in the process. Paul Craig (2021) dislocated his elbow while tangled up in an armbar leading to a TKO and Hill’s sole loss. However, the new contender has bounced back in style by knocking out Jimmy Crute (2021), Johnny Walker (2022) and Thiago Santos (2022).
GLOVER TEIXEIRA VS JAMAHAL HILL PREDICTION
There is 12 years of age and 15 years of professional experience between them. Hill is an upcoming young gun with a lot more potential to fill whereas Teixeira has 41 bouts and three title fights in the bank.
A passing of the torch is inevitable and although Prochazka beat him, he is clearly still at the top of the food chain with his durability, boxing and grappling. He took the current champ to the wire and Hill is a step down in competition.
That said, the miles are on the clock and Hill hits like a truck. He will also boast a three-inch reach and two-inch height advantage. He will need every inch as he wins this fight by maintaining the distance.
Teixeira is nasty in the pocket with dirty boxing, is strong in the clinch and if the fight goes to the mat, he will be in his wheelhouse. Considering the skill set and the five-round experience, it is very surprising to see Hill as the favourite.
Teixeira is still incredibly durable, but we feel Hill has the speed and power to knock him out. His jab from his southpaw stance will cause problems and his lightening straight down the pipe and hooks could easily down the veteran.
However, he needs to do it early. We are backing the Brazilian to weather the early storm, close the distance, clinch up and drag Hill to the canvas. Then, his jiu-jitsu will look a class above.
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