The first UFC pay-per-view card of 2023 features a pair of title fights on the main card, headlined by a battle for the vacant light heavyweight title between rising contender Jamahal Hill and veteran Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 283: Teixeira. against Hill. The main card is scheduled for 10:00 pm ET at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Teixeira, who placed 2nd, and Hill, who placed 7th, will fight for the title left vacant by Jiří Prochazka, who suffered an injury in training camp that will put him on hold indefinitely. Teixeira became champion by defeating Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 in October 2021, but lost him in his first defense against Prochaska last June. Hill is an explosive prospect who has won four of his last five fights and is making his first appearance in a title fight.
Hill is a -125 favorite (risk $125 to win $100), while Teixeira comes back with +105 in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill odds. In the co-main event, flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (-105) will take on nemesis Brandon Moreno (-115) in the fourth bout. Before making any choices at UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill, make sure you see MMA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine expert Kyle Marley.
Marley won the first-ever UFC betting contest “ToutMaster” sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and regularly appears on several MMA bets and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every fight on every professional MMA card and does a thorough research before every competition.
Over the past four years, $100 bettors who followed Marley’s predictions have won nearly $12,000. Last year, a seasoned MMA analyst kicked off the UFC season in January by advising SportsLine members to back Calvin Kattar (+200) against Gigi Chikaze (-240) in the featherweight main event. Kattar’s lopsided unanimous decision victory gave Marley’s followers another easy win. Anyone who followed him saw tremendous results.
With UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill now on the horizon, Marley studied the card from top to bottom and revealed his best picks and best bets. You can only see Marley’s selection in MMA on SportsLine..
UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill Preview
Teixeira’s matchup against Hill was hastily put together in six weeks after the promotion’s previous light heavyweight plans did not pan out as expected. At UFC 282 in December, Magomed Ankalaev and former champion Jan Blachowicz faced off for the interim title in a rare split draw, leaving the title unclaimed.
UFC president Dana White, apparently unimpressed by either fighter’s performance, announced afterwards that a rematch would not be set and instead he would focus his attention on planning a Teixeira vs. Hill fight for the vacant title.
Teixeira seemed like the obvious choice for the opportunity because he was ahead of Prochaska (33-8) on the scoresheet before losing via submission at 4:32 in the fifth round. Their wild affair has won multiple Fight of the Year awards from the MMA media.
Hill (11-1-1) was seen as somewhat of a surprise pick by some MMA watchers, but his profile has grown because all of his last four wins have been stoppages. During his UFC debut last August, he stopped former title contender Thiago Santos in the fourth round. Here you can see who Marley supports..
Best UFC 283 Expert Picks
We share here one of Marley’s picks at UFC 283: he sided with Warley Alves (-120) to beat Nicholas Dolby (+100) in a veteran welterweight battle on the preliminary card.
Alves (14-5) is a nine-year UFC veteran who has shared the cage with some of the sport’s biggest names. His resume includes a notable victory over recent title contender Colby Covington, who is now second in the division.
Dolby (20-4-1) is a versatile veteran who joined the UFC with a 14-0 record in May 2015. The former Cage Warriors champion defeated Claudio Silva by decision last July.
“Dalby is not pushing the pace and Alves should be much more technical and dangerous everywhere. I will take Alves to finish early,” Marley told SportsLine. See who else to choose here.
How to make a choice at UFC 283
Marley also has a good shot at UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill and every other fight on the UFC 283 card. He also backs a fighter who “has the advantage in volume” to take the big win. Marley’s expert picks and analysis are only available on SportsLine..
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UFC 283 odds, fight card
See full UFC 283 picks, predictions and best bets here.
Jamahal Hill (-125) vs. Glover Teixeira (+105)
Brandon Moreno (-115) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (-105)
Gilbert Burns (-455) vs. Neil Magny (+345)
Jessica Andrade (-550) vs Lauren Murphy (+400)
Johnny Walker (-190) vs. Paul Craig (+160)
Igor Potieria (-215) vs. Mauricio Rua (+180)
Gabriel Bonfim (-180) vs. Munir Lazzez (+155)
Jailton Almeida (-950) vs. Shamil Almeida (+650)
Cody Stamann (-350) vs. Luan Lacerda (+275)
Terrence McKinney (-125) vs. Ismael Bonfim (+105)
Warley Alves (-120) vs. Nicholas Dolby (+100)
Josiane Nunez (-550) vs. Zara Fairne (+400)
Simon Oliveira (-160) vs. Daniel Markos (+140)
Thiago Moises (-320) vs. Melkisael Costa (+250)