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UFC 283 results: Biggest winners, loser from ‘Teixeira vs. Hill’ last night

UFC 283: Teixeira v Hill Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC 283 went down last night (Sat., Jan. 21, 2023) inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the main event of the evening, Jamahal Hill won the vacant Light Heavyweight title, defeating Glover Teixeira over the course of five rounds (see it here). In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo via third round technical knockout after the doctor stopped the fight because of “Daico’s” inability to see from a swollen right eye.

Dana White’s Contender Series: Hill v Poppeck Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC

Biggest Winner: Jamahal Hill

Who had Hill becoming UFC’s Light Heavyweight champion in early 2023? “Sweet Dreams” flipped the script and won the title by absolutely dominating former division kingpin, Glover Teixeira, for five rounds to reach the top of the mountain just eight fights into his UFC career. With the win, Hill becomes the first fighter to come out of Contender Series to win UFC gold, and he did it in record-breaking fashion, too, connecting on the most significant strikes during a 205-pound fight. Now, Hill can go home to Grand Rapids, Mich., and show his family that with hard work and dedication, dreams do really come true. And while that may sound cheesy, at the end of the day it’s true. Hill is a feel-good and unexpected story from a man who only started competing professionally in mixed martial arts (MMA) five short years ago.

UFC 283: Burns v Magny Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Runner (s) Up: Brandon Moreno and Gilbert Burns

Moreno finally put Figueiredo in his rear-view mirror after earning a third round technical knockout win after the ringside doctor forbid “Daico” from continuing as a result of an eye injury. With the win, Moreno becomes the undisputed Flyweight champion for a second time and won’t have to worry about seeing Figueiredo (or a Brazilian crowd) inside the cage anytime soon. Not only because he defeated him, but also because Figueiredo decided to move up to Bantamweight. It was a great night for “Assassin Baby,” who will fly back home with the undisputed title over his shoulders.

Meanwhile, it had been nine months since we last saw Burns compete inside the Octagon, coming up short to Khamzat Chimaev in an epic back-and-forth brawl at UFC 273. But “Durinho” didn’t skip a beat in his first taste of action since, walking through long-time veteran, Neil Magny, scoring a late first round submission via arm-triangle to secure the win. Ranked No. 5 at the moment, Burns could move up a few spots and leapfrog Belal Muhammad, which gets him closer to another shot at the title.

UFC 283: Abdurakhimov v Almeida Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Biggest Loser: Shamil Abdurakhimov

Any other time I would have put Mauricio Rua and/or Glover Teixeira on this list following their devastating losses, but since both legends of the sport retired after the event, we’re going to go a different direction as a result of a potential career-changing defeat. Abdurakhimov came into the event on a three-fight losing streak and needed a huge win to keep his UFC fighting career intact. But, once the dust settled, he wound up leaving Rio with his fourth straight loss. To make things worse, he has been stopped via strikes in all four defeats, putting him at high risk of earning his pink slip once the promotion starts making its next round of cuts.


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