Brazilian fighters have residence subject benefit at UFC 283. Every struggle scheduled for the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro encompasses a Brazilian fighter — together with former UFC mild heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and reigning flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo.
While these two will get loads of the eye this week after they tackle Jamahal Hill and Brandon Moreno, respectively, the remainder of the undercard has loads of intriguing matchups for each struggle fan. Former title challenger Gilbert Burns is again when he takes on Neil Magny. And former champion Jessica Andrade returns to the place she claimed the 115-pound title when she takes on Lauren Murphy at flyweight, simply to call a number of.
The night time can also be anticipated to mark the top of a storied profession when legendary former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua makes the stroll to the Octagon towards Ihor Potieria at mild heavyweight. Rua, 41, is in his third decade of motion competitors however has misplaced his final two appearances. He’ll look to finish on a excessive be aware towards Poteieria, who misplaced his promotional debut by TKO final 12 months.
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Take a glance under at three fights value trying out past the primary occasion and co-main occasion.
Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny
This is a struggle with loads at stake for each fighters. Burns was formidable when difficult Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship and trying to dam Khamzat Chimaev’s speedy rise by the ranks though he got here up quick in each situations. Burns is ranked No. 5 within the division and may preserve his title within the combine by defeating Magny. The struggle is as a lot a wanted break from top-level opposition for Burns as it’s a well-deserved step up for Magny. A UFC fighter courting again to 2013, Magny holds the all-time report for UFC welterweight wins at 20 after surpassing Georges St-Pierre with a third-round submission win over Daniel Rodriguez in November. It looks like Magny has had a rating subsequent to his title eternally, however at 35 it is time to make a giant push to the title.
Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker
A world title shot most likely is not within the playing cards for both fighter, however Craig vs. Walker ought to be enjoyable for so long as it lasts. Their similarities are as vibrant because the stark contrasts of their kinds. Craig (16-5, 13 submissions) is a submission wizard and Walker (19-7, 15 KOs) is a potent striker, however each make use of a live-by-the-sword, die-by-the-sword method. Craig is the extra constant fighter, using a six-fight undefeated streak earlier than going the gap for the primary time in his profession in a dropping effort towards Volkan Oezdemir. Walker is 2-4 since dropping his first UFC struggle towards Corey Anderson in 2019 however has typically fought higher-level opposition. Expect chaos.
Mauricio Rua vs. Ihor Potieria
Rua vs. Potieira has loads going towards it. It could be powerful to take a seat by a Rua struggle lately. The beloved PRIDE and UFC champion may be very a lot on the final legs of his profession. Potieria is unknown to the North American viewers and is not more likely to usurp a lot title worth with a win over Rua. Still, Rua is a legend that deserves the eye and respect of followers. If that is actually his swan tune, there is no such thing as a extra becoming send-off for “Shogun” than a struggle in entrance of his countrymen.
Honorable point out: Terrance McKinney vs. Ismael Bonfim
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