The subsequent fights to make for UFC 283’s winners and losers.
The UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2023 has come to an in depth. The full of life crowd in Rio de Janeiro was handled to 2 title fights, with the sunshine heavyweight title struggle between Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill serving as the principle occasion. Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo fought for the flyweight title within the UFC’s first-ever quadrilogy struggle within the co-main occasion.
UFC 283’s ending was bittersweet for the house crowd. Each Brazilian fighters concerned within the title fights didn’t convey residence their belts, but nonetheless, followers have been handled to an all-action packed card that noticed solely 5 of the 15 matches go to a call.
With this being the primary of many UFC pay-per-views lined up for 2023, it’s time to play matchmaker and see which fights lay forward for many who had their fingers raised, in addition to those that tasted defeat on Saturday.
Subsequent fights for UFC 283’s winners and losers
Johnny Walker vs. Paul Craig
Loser: Paul Craig vs. Dominick Reyes
Though Paul Craig had hinted at a way more refined stand-up sport, he was no match for the facility of Johnny Walker. The Scotsman continues to be a fan favourite regardless of his unorthodox combating model. The neatest transfer from the UFC could be to match him up with one other fan favourite Dominick Reyes, who’s tumbling down the sunshine heavyweight rankings. This struggle offers Reyes a unique model of fighter to those he has lately confronted and pits two males that folks like to cheer for, while not forcing both one right into a gatekeeper scenario.
Winner: Johnny Walker vs. Aleksandar Rakić
The Johnny Walker hype practice is again! After securing his second straight victory with a vicious TKO of Paul Craig, evidently the Brazilian’s path to a title struggle continues to be on its course. With a lot of the high 10 in gentle heavyweight matched up, it is sensible for the Contender Sequence’ alumni to bide his time and await Aleksander Rakic to return from his ACL tear. The No. 5 ranked Rakic will seemingly return in 2023, and this struggle would stay as much as the hype given the explosive energy each males possess. It guarantees fireworks.
Lauren Murphy vs. Jessica Andrade
Loser: Lauren Murphy vs. Katlyn Chookagian 2
Regardless of being a step behind all through her complete struggle in opposition to Jessica Andrade, Lauren Murphy continued to point out that she continues to be sport for anybody at 125 kilos. The previous title challenger is getting into the twilight of her profession and is unlikely to face Valentina Shevchenko once more except she will shortly flip her profession round. One other fighter finds herself in an analogous place and that’s Katlyn Chookagian. The truth that the 2 have fought one another earlier than, with Chookagian incomes herself a unanimous choice victory, provides an additional layer of pleasure between the 2 flyweight veterans.
Winner: Jéssica Andrade vs. Manon Fiorot
Jessica Andrade placed on maybe her most spectacular efficiency within the octagon when she defeated Lauren Murphy. Andrade nonetheless reveals she has the pace, energy, and technical capability to be a risk in flyweight, and her path to the title is much more clear than again at strawweight. Manon Fiorot is the number-one ranked flyweight on this planet however must await her shot on the title as Valentina Shevchenko is already booked. A struggle between the 2 would arrange a championship struggle for the winner and provides Fiorot the most important take a look at of her profession to this point.
Neil Magny v s. Gilbert Burns
Loser: Neil Magny vs. Vicente Luque
Neil Magny’s up-and-down type continued when he dropped one other loss to Gilbert Burns. Maybe Magny’s time within the welterweight rankings has come to an finish however he ought to a minimum of have yet one more alternative to show he belongs within the high 15. The identical could possibly be stated about Vicente Luque, who most lately suffered a loss to Geoff Neal. Each fighters can placed on spotlight reel fights, and each will probably be hungry to point out that they nonetheless are within the combine with one of the best at 170 kilos. This struggle was beforehand booked in 2019 earlier than it was scrapped however it’s nonetheless as thrilling in 2023.
Winner: Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad
Gilbert Burns reminded everybody why he belongs amongst one of the best welterweights within the UFC. The previous light-weight made straightforward work of Neil Magny and he’s certain to wish to struggle somebody above him within the rankings somewhat than under. Enter Belal Muhammad. The No. 4 ranked welterweight is on the cusp of his first UFC title shot, and a struggle between himself and Burns could be intriguing on many alternative ranges. Can Muhammad proceed to point out his improved stand-up in opposition to the facility of Burns? What occurs if the struggle goes to the bottom? This struggle would have every little thing plus a possible shot on the champion for the winner.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
Loser: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Loser of Cory Sandhagen vs. Marlon Vera
The previous two-time flyweight champion has lastly determined to name it quits at 125 kilos. Figueiredo introduced his transfer as much as bantamweight following his loss to Brandon Moreno, turning into one more elite title in a division filled with them. With everybody within the high 5, aside from Sean O’Malley, matched up at 135 kilos, it is sensible for the Brazilian to attend for the right alternative to leap the queue within the rankings. Combating the loser of Sandhagen vs. Vera offers Figueiredo a respectable challenger in addition to immediately locations him in title rivalry if he have been to win.
Winner: Brandon Moreno vs Alexandre Pantoja 2
The UFC’s first-ever quadrilogy has lastly come to an in depth. Brandon Moreno now holds two wins in opposition to his arch-rival Deiveson Figueiredo, together with the flyweight title. What higher technique to begin his new reign than with one other outdated foe? Alexandre Pantoja has been on a tear and has lengthy been calling for a title shot. Moreno’s solely loss, apart from Figueiredo, to a top-10 flyweight is to Pantoja himself. Given the historical past between the 2, this struggle would proceed to construct on the flyweight renaissance we’ve seen within the final couple of years.
Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal hill
Winner: Jamahal Hill vs. Magoved Ankalaev
Regardless of combating in entrance of a hostile crowd, Jamahal Hill confirmed he was greater than prepared for his title alternative. Hill dominated Glover Teixeira in a struggle that simply might’ve been stopped on a number of events. The sunshine heavyweight division lastly has a champion, and with former champion Jiří Procházka nonetheless sidelined with a shoulder harm, the UFC seemingly seems at Magoved Ankalaev once more. Many thought the Russian fighter had finished sufficient to win the belt again at UFC 282 and he now will get one other crack on the title. With each Hill and Ankalaev posing a major risk on the toes, this one will certainly be added to the ever-growing checklist of remarkable gentle heavyweight title fights.
*Teixeira retired after the loss to Hill.