UFC 283 PPV was UFC’s first PPV of the year 2023 and took place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 21, 2023.
- Date: January 21, 2023
- Location: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Start Time: Early Prelims 5:30 pm ET, Prelims 8 pm ET, Main Card 10 pm ET
UFC returned to Brazil for the first time after the UFC Fight Night event on March 14, 2020. UFC officially announced UFC 283 on August 10, 2022.
At the post-show press conference of UFC 282, UFC President Dana confirmed the main event bout, where Glover Teixeira would fight Jamahal Hill for the vacant Light Heavyweight title. Teixeira was originally scheduled for UFC 282 against Jiří Procházka but Procházka withdrew from the bout due to a shoulder injury. Jamahal Hill was also expected to headline UFC Fight Night on March 11, 2023, against Anthony Smith, but that bout was canceled. Teixeira vs Hill fight was hastily agreed after a vacant title bout between Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev bout at UFC 282 ended in a split draw.
On September 26, 2022, MMA Fighting reported Josiane Nunes would fight against Zarah Fairn. This bout was originally scheduled for UFC Fight Night on April 17, 2021, but Fairn missed weight in the weigh-in. Both fighters moved on to face other opponents after that before the bout was rebooked for this event.
On October 3, 2022, Figueiredo announced the fight via Instagram that he would fight against interim champion Brandon Moreno for the UFC Flyweight Championship unification tetralogy bout. Alexandre Pantoja was the backup fighter for the co-main event.
On October 8, 2022. Ag.Fight reported that Johnny Walker would face Paul Craig in a Light Heavyweight bout at this event.
On October 18, 2022, MMA Fighting reported a women’s flyweight bout being booked between Jessica Andrade and Lauren Murphy.
On October 31, 2022, UFC officially announced, via UFC Brasil’s Twitter page, that Mauricio Rua would fight against Ihor Potieria at this event.
On October 31, 2022, Lightweight Fighter Terrance McKinney confirmed a fight against Ismael Bonfim via his Twitter account.
On November 1, 2022, UFC officially announced Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida bout from the heavyweight division. This bout was previously scheduled for UFC 279 & UFC 280, but both times Abdurakhimov pulled out due to visa issues. Almeida was initially scheduled for UFC Vegas 64 against Maxim Grishin but Grishin also pulled out due to Visa Issue. After that bout was also canceled, Almeida vs Abdurakhimov was once again booked for this event.
On November 7, 2022, Marcel Dorff reported a fight between welterweights Warlley Alves and Nicolas Dalby.
On November 22, 2022, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that Gilbert Burns would collide against Neil Magny. Originally, Burn wanted to fight Jorge Masvidal at this event, but Masvidal rejected the bout several times for personal reasons.
On December 6, 2022, MMA Fighting reported that Luan Luiz Lacerda vs Cody Stamann bout in a lightweight bout.
On December 13, 2022, MMA Fighting reported a fight between bantamweights Saimon Oliveira and. Daniel Marcos.
Thiago Moises vs Guram Kutateladze bout was earlier announced by UFC for this event. Ag.Fight reported on January 4 that Kutateladze has pulled out of the bout. MMA Fighting’s Guilhermo Cruz reported that Melquizael Costa was brought in to face Moises.
In September 2022, Gregor Rodrigues announced a bout against Brad Tavares for UFC 283 via his Twitter account. Tavares pulled out due to an injury just 10 days before the event. Brunno Ferreira agreed to face Rodrigues on a 10-day notice.
See Also: UFC 283 Live Results
Luan Luiz Lacerda vs Cody Stamann – Lightweight Bout
Cody Stamann won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Daniel Marcos vs Saimon Oliveira – Bantamweight Bout
Daniel Morcos won via TKO at 2:18 of round 2
Cancelled & Moved Bout
- Brad Tavares vs Gregory Rodrigues
- Thiago Moisés vs Guram Kutateladze