UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill prediction, odds, picks, start time: Fight card best bets from top MMA expert

Glover Teixeira will look to add another chapter to his mixed martial arts legacy on Saturday when he faces rising contender Jamahal Hill for the vacant light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 283. Their showdown headlines the main UFC 283 fight card. (10 p.m. ET) from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At UFC 267 in October 2021, Teixeira became the oldest first-time UFC champion at the age of 42 when he defeated former titleholder Jan Blachowicz. The Brazilian lost the title last year but will be champion for a second time if he gets past No. 7-ranked Hill, who is making his first title shot.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Hill as the -125 favorite (risk $125 to win $100), while Teixeira returns to +105 in the latest UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill odds. In the co-main event, flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (-105) meets foe Brandon Moreno (-115) in the fourth meeting between the rivals. Before you do any UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill picks, make sure you check out the MMA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine expert Kyle Marley.

Marley won the first ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on several MMA betting and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every fight for every professional MMA card and does extensive research before every event.

Over the past four years, $100 players who have followed Marley’s picks have increased nearly $12,000. Last year, the accomplished MMA analyst launched the UFC season in January by advising SportsLine members to back Calvin Kattar (+200) against Giga Chikadze (-240) in the featherweight main event. Kattar’s lopsided unanimous decision victory gave Marley’s followers another easy winner. Anyone who has followed him has seen massive returns.

Now, with UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill in sight, Marley has studied the card from top to bottom and revealed his top picks and best plays. You can only see Marley’s MMA picks on SportsLine.

UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill preview

The fight between Teixeira and Hill was hastily put together on six weeks’ notice after the promotion’s previous plans for the light heavyweight division did not work out as hoped. At UFC 282 in December, Magomed Ankalaev and former champion Jan Blachowicz met for the interim title, and the fight ended in a rare split draw, leaving the title unclaimed.

UFC President Dana White, apparently unimpressed by either fighter’s performance, announced afterward that a rematch would not be booked and he would instead turn his attention to scheduling the Teixeira vs. Hill for the vacant title.

Teixeira seemed like an obvious choice for an opportunity because he was ahead on the scorecards against Prochazka (33-8) before losing by submission at the 4:32 mark of the fifth round. Their wild back-and-forth affair won numerous Fight of the Year honors from MMA media.

Hill (11-1-1) was seen as a bit of a surprise pick by some MMA observers, but his profile was on the rise because his last four wins have all come by stoppage. In his UFC headline debut last August, he stopped former title challenger Thiago Santos in the fourth round. You can see who Marley supports here.

Top UFC 283 Expert Picks

We’ll share one of Marley’s UFC 283 picks here: He’s backing Mounir Lazzez (+155) to pull the upset of Gabriel Bonfim (-180) in a battle of explosive welterweight prospects on the preliminary card.

Lazzez (11-2) has impressed with his pace and versatile skill set while winning two of his first three UFC appearances. The 35-year-old Tunisian has not fought since a decision victory over Ange Loosa last April.

Bonfim (13-0) is a highly regarded prospect who will be making his UFC debut after a string of dominant performances in various promotions. The 25-year-old Brazilian was awarded a contract with the promotion after a first-round submission of Trey Waters at “Dana White’s Contender Series” last September.

“Bonfim has nasty submissions and he throws with bad intentions on his feet. But Lazzez should be the more technical forward and he can win by stoppage or decision. I’d rather side with the underdog in what rates to be a close fight.” Marley told SportsLine. See who else you can choose here.

How to make UFC 283 picks

Marley also has strong picks for UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill and every other fight on the UFC 283 card. He also backs a fighter who “has jumped ahead with volume” to come out with a big win. Marley’s expert picks and analysis are only available on SportsLine.

Who will win UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hills? And how does each match actually end? Visit SportsLine now for detailed picks on every fight at UFC 283, from the incomparable expert who has earned nearly $12,000 in MMA over the past four years, and find out.

UFC 283 odds, fight card

See full UFC 283 picks, predictions, best bets here.
Jamal 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)
Ihor Potieria (-215) vs. Mauricio Rua (+180)
Gabriel Bonfim (-180) vs. Mounir Lazzez (+155)
Jailton Almeida (-950) vs. Shamil Almeida (+650)
Cody Stamann (-350) vs. Luan Lacerda (+275)
Terrance McKinney (-125) vs. Ismael Bonfim (+105)
Warlley Alves (-120) vs. Nicolas Dalby (+100)
Josiane Nunes (-550) vs. Zarah Fairn (+400)
Simon Oliveira (-160) vs. Daniel Marcos (+140)
Thiago Moises (-320) vs. Melquizael Costa (+250)

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