Keep updated with what’s occurring right this moment with the UFC 283 preliminary card, which goes down from the Jeunesse Area in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The cardboard’s featured prelim would be the swan tune for an MMA legend, when the UFC’s former gentle heavyweight champion, Maurício “Shogun” Rua makes his ultimate stroll to the Octagon to face Ihor Potieria. It’s loopy to assume that Shogun has been competing in MMA since 2002, with most of his tenure both occurring in PRIDE FC, or with the UFC. Potieria has a particular alternative to eat a legend, however you higher imagine that total Brazilian crowd, and each Shogun stan, will go completely bananas if Rua finds a strategy to pull off the win.
There’s additionally a star within the making on the prelims in Brazil’s personal Jailton Almeida, who can be placing his 12-fight successful streak on the road in opposition to the UFC’s #15 ranked heavyweight, Shamil Abdurakhimov. Almeida has a depraved floor recreation, and after competing on the Contender Sequence (and making his UFC debut) at 205-pounds, Jailton has posted up back-to-back first spherical submissions up at heavyweight. In a very completely different house, there’s Abdurakhimov, who has been stopped with strikes in his final three matches.
The early prelims start at 5:30pm ET/1:00pm, PT, instantly adopted by the common preliminary card. Each broadcasts could be streamed on ESPN+. The PPV major card is slated for 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT, and could be bought on ESPN+.
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Ihor Potieria def. Maurício Rua by TKO at 4:05 of spherical 1: Gentle Heavyweight
Shogun landed the primary significant strikes of the struggle when he clipped Potieria with an attractive mixture of hooks. After a Shogun slip, Potieria rushed him and started clinching up in opposition to the cage. As soon as they broke aside, Shogun began to launch leg kicks, however a proper hand from Potieria shocked the veteran. Potieria pounced with fists of fury, dropping Shogun and pounding him out with strikes. This can be a huge win for Potieria, and the final time we are going to see the legend that’s Shogun within the Octagon.
Brunno Ferreira def. Gregory Rodrigues by KO at 4:13 of spherical 1: Middleweight
It took a couple of minute for the fighters to get their timing, after which we obtained some motion. Rodrigues began to assault first, however Ferreira responded with an enormous overhand that made Gregory again up. Rodrigues shortly went again to pumping his jab, and had Ferreira altering ranges. Simply as Ferreira was backed as much as the cage bobbing and weaving, he modified blasted Rodrigues with a counter left cross that knocked him out chilly. One brutal comply with up floor strike linked earlier than the referee had an opportunity to step in. HOLY SMOKES!!! One other spectacular UFC debut!
Thiago Moisés def. Melquizael Costa by submission (RNC) at 4:05 of spherical 2: Light-weight
Moisés was trying to find the takedown within the opening spherical, however Costa was doing a very good job of being tough. After urgent Costa in opposition to the cage for a while, he was lastly capable of get the struggle all the way down to the bottom. It took him awhile, however Costa finally labored his approach again as much as his ft. Simply earlier than the bell, Moisés linked with an indignant combo to stable the spherical.
It took all of about 30-seconds for Moisés to shoot a takedown, however Costa was fast to scramble up. After a little bit of a reset, Moisés shot again in and put Costa on his again. Loads of elbows have been being dropped by Moisés, together with one which break up open Costa’s brow. From there Moisés made his strategy to the again, and shortly after that he sank a rear-naked choke. Moisés wasn’t even totally below the chin, however the squeeze nonetheless compelled Costa to faucet.
Gabriel Bonfim def. Mounir Lazzez by submission (guillotine) at :49 of spherical 1: Welterweight
Bonfim began pressuring behind his strikes straight away, backing up Lazzez to the fence. Then as Lazzez shot in, Bonfim grabbed ahold of the neck and jumped a guillotine. Bonfim used the momentum to roll into prime place, and stored squeezing till he obtained the faucet. What an insane win, and what a sight to see somebody efficiently leaping a guill!
Jailton Almeida def. Shamil Abdurakhimov by TKO at 2:56 of spherical 2: Heavyweight
Abdurakhimov opened the match with an enormous overhand proper, and Almeida responded with a scooping takedown. As quickly as Abdurakhimov stood up, Almeida took him proper again down. Abdurakhimov was defending himself nicely sufficient on the bottom to not get steamrolled, however Almeida was steadily enhancing his place. Almeida was doing a fantastic job of controlling, and although he wasn’t throwing many strikes at first, he finally dropped down some punishment within the ultimate minute of the spherical.
It wasn’t lengthy into the second that Almeida earned one other takedown, and went proper again to dominating Abdurakhimov on the bottom. Abdurakhimov turtled up, which allowed Almeida to begin raining down punches to the purpose that the ref warned Shamil twice to enhance his place. Abdurakhimov obliged the referee and rolled to his again, however Almeida was nonetheless on prime. Almeida then labored to the again, flattened out Abdurakhimov, and punched away till he referee intervened. This man Jailton is one thing particular, so we should always go forward and begin lobbying to see him in opposition to Jon Jones.
Cody Stamann def. Luan Lacerda by unanimous choice (29-28 x3): Bantamweight
This one began a bit sticky, with the fighters seeking to really feel out each other. Because the spherical went on, every fighter began to probe with combos. Lacerda confirmed the takedown, however appeared content material to strike. Stamann was gentle on his ft, bouncing round and looking out unfastened. Lacerda was getting by way of with clear physique kicks, and Stamann’s finest work was along with his boxing combos.
Stamann had robust begin to the second spherical. He was blocking the kicks of Lacerda, and retuning stinging kicks of his personal. That prompted Lacerda to up his aggression, and he started unleashing laborious punches at Stamann. We have been handled to some spicy exchanges on the within, with each males connecting. The longer the spherical went on, the extra Stamann began to drag away. He was sticking and shifting, and wasn’t permitting Lacerda to tee off in entrance of him.
Lacerda went to his takedown within the ultimate spherical. Stamann sprung proper up from the primary takedown, however Lacerda’s second one gave him some management. Lacerda began to work for a guillotine as Stamann sat in opposition to the cage, however Cody used the second to face again up. Lacerda began to assault the physique with punches and kicks, and he was the extra energetic fighter down the stretch.
Ismael Bonfim def. Terrance McKinney by KO at 2:17 of spherical 2: Light-weight
McKinney was throwing quantity straight away. He was lacking with loads of his strikes when he was on the surface, however he was cracking with some laborious knees to the physique each time he crashed into the pocket. Bonfim snagged an ankle choose, however McKinney shortly bounced proper again up. McKinney’s mouthpiece was knocked out int he trade, and simply after the referee gave it again to him and he put it again in, Bonfim dropped him with an enormous overhand. McKinney recovered shortly and pressed Bonfim in opposition to the cage, however Bonfim was the one who began to grind.
Bonfim linked with some clear haymakers to begin the second spherical, and McKinney was not reacting nicely to them. McKinney was standing along with his again to the fence, whereas Bonfim waited for openings to bomb away. Bonfim knocked out the mouthpiece of McKinney once more with a punch, after which adopted up with a sensational leaping swap knee that utterly shut out the lights. McKinney did a faceplant, and no followup was obligatory. WOW! KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE!
Nicolas Dalby def. Warlley Alves by break up choice (29-28 x2, 28-29): Welterweight
This one began somewhat loopy, with each males seeking to explode with early aggression. They ended up within the clinch in opposition to fence, which slowed issues down as they jockeyed for place. The gang began to boo at this level. As soon as they broke aside, they went again to exploding into combos.
Alves was using his kicks within the second spherical, going to each the physique and the legs. He then shifted gears and started attempting to find the takedown, and though he botched a sacrifice throw, he shortly scrambled on prime. From his again, Dalby threatened with a Kimura try, after which discovered some house to face again up. The fighters clinched up once more on the cage, which stalled out the spherical a bit. As soon as they broke free, they took turns touchdown heavy strikes. Dalby was throwing extra quantity, however Alves appeared to have somewhat extra steam on his weapons.
Alves confirmed some urgency within the ultimate spherical, making use of strain and protecting Dalby defensive. He was just about in management for many of the spherical, firing away at will whereas Dalby seemed to dam. Dalby did have a second of offensive wrestling, nevertheless it didn’t quantity to a lot.
Josiane Nunes def. Zarah Fairn by unanimous choice (29-28 x3): Featherweight
Fairn got here out sizzling, lighting up Nunes with combos of punches to the pinnacle, and kicks to the physique. Nunes was in some early bother, however maintained her composure and weathered the storm. Nunes began to press ahead and fireplace away along with her patented haymakers, however Fairn was nonetheless launching her diverse assaults. Because the spherical went on, Fairn started to decelerate, whereas Nunes began to select it up.
Nunes went again to making use of strain within the third spherical, and Fairn’s combos weren’t exhibiting up as continuously. Nunes would flurry her approach into the clinch, after which press Fairn in opposition to the cage. On the finish of the spherical, Fairn got here alive with a late mixture, after which Nunes responded with a swarm of heaters simply earlier than the bell.
Fairn was utilizing her attain within the third spherical. She was pumping her jab, and was bringing the proper cross behind that. Nunes continued to swing wild, and did her finest work when she would catch Fairn along with her again to the cage. A number of flush overhands landed for Nunes, who was doing a fantastic job of getting into the pocket. Fairn completed the spherical with stable strikes, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to beat Nunes’ lead.
Daniel Marcos def. Saimon Oliveira by KO at 2:18 of spherical 2: Bantamweight
Oliveira got here out and began urgent Marcos in opposition to the cage. He was on the lookout for the takedown, however Marcos was being cussed. Because the spherical went on, Marcos discovered open house and began to get his placing going. He was working his boxing, attacking to the physique and the pinnacle. The chaotic tempo appeared prefer it was beginning to overwhelm Oliveira, and was throwing loads of spinning backfists, however he appeared like he was having a blast on the market.
Marcos stung Oliveira early within the second spherical with a well-placed physique kick. Oliveira instantly introduced his elbows in to cowl his midsection, and Marcos began to pour it on. Marcos caught with mixing in his physique photographs, utilizing his palms, knees and legs. The harm was including up, and you’ll see Oliveira begin to wilt. The top got here when Marcos closed in with a piercing knee to the physique that lastly precipitated Oliveira to fold. What a debut for Marcos!