MMA Preview – Gregory Rodrigues vs Brunno Ferreira at UFC 283
GREGORY RODRIGUES VS BRUNNO FERREIRA FACTS
When is UFC 283? Sunday 22nd January, 2023 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC 283? Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Where can I get tickets for UFC 283? Click here to buy tickets for UFC 283
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
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
GREGORY RODRIGUES VS BRUNNO FERREIRA LOWDOWN
Gregory Rodrigues (13-4) is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters in the middleweight division. He earnt a ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus with Jun Yong Park (2021) who he smoked in the second round. He then lost a split decision to Armen Petrosyan (2022) but has bounced back with incredible knockouts last year over Julian Marquez to earn the ‘Performance of the Night’ and Chidi Njokuani earning another ‘Fight of the Night’.
Now he welcomes Brunno Ferreira (9-0) to the octagon who is cut from the same cloth. He boasts six knockouts and three submissions on his perfect record. He fought four times last year knocking out Sebastian Ferreira, Weldon Silva de Oliveira, Adercino de Jesus and Leon Aliu on the Contender Series.
GREGORY RODRIGUES VS BRUNNO FERREIRA PREDICTION
Rodrigues has the experience along with a three-inch reach and five-inch height advantage. However, that can count for nothing if he lands quickly.
Expect an ultra-aggressive first round from Ferreira. He has the power to put most men away however after seeing that knee Rodrigues absorbed from Njokuani, it will have to be a titanic collision to put him away.
Rodrigues is incredibly durable which will help him take the fight into the second / third round where the questions of Ferreira’s gas tank will be answered. In the meantime, we can expect chaos on the feet and supreme technique if they grapple.
It is easy to forget Rodrigues is a high-level Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt mainly because he prefers to rely on his hands. His grappling will help him drain the gas tank and his experience will be crucial when the fight spills out into a brawl.
It is hard to back against someone who is unbeaten and finished all their fights, but Rodrigues has the durability and firepower to dent that record.
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