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UFC 283: Brunno Ferreira vs Gregory Rodrigues 01/21/2023 Picks, Predictions and Preview

UFC 283: Ferreira vs Rodrigues 01/21/2023 – Middleweight fighters Gregory Rodrigues and Brunno Ferreira will battle a three-round slobber-knocker on Saturday, January 21, at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The match is part of the five-fight UFC 283 preliminary card as the Brazilian fighters look to put up a show in front of their home fans. Rodrigues aims to stretch his winning streak to three matches but he will face the up-and-comer Ferreira, who makes his debut in the UFC after registering nine straight wins in the independent circuit. Initial UFC odds are already updated and MMA fans await the exciting clash to take place.

UFC 283: Ferreira vs Rodrigues 01/21/2023

When: Saturday, January 21, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV: ESPN+
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 283: Ferreira vs Rodrigues 01/21/2023 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Brunno Ferreira +250 Gregory Rodrigues -286

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Brunno Ferreira

Brunno Ferreira (9-0) will make his debut in the UFC after having a successful stint in the independent scene. The fighter known as “The Hulk” has strung up nine consecutive wins and has yet to make a decision victory. All of his fights ended by knockout or submission, including the one-round demolition of Leon Aliu in the Dana White’s Contender Series in September. The 30-year-old will come into the octagon with a chip on his shoulder as he seeks to maintain that unbeaten record against one of the promotion’s top up and comers in Rodriguez.

Gregory Rodrigues

Known in the MMA circles as “RoboCop,” Rodrigues (13-4, 4-1 UFC) looks to secure his third straight win in the octagon and fifth in six fights. His last two fights ended early with him earning the wins via knockout over Julian Marquez in June and Chidi Njokuani in September. Gregory Rodrigues has power in his hands, as evidenced by eight KO wins in his career. He is also capable of pulling off submissions with three wins via tap out. The 30-year-old, 6-foot-3 fighter is relatively tall in his division and is one of the most interesting prospects in the middleweight class.

Ferreira vs Rodrigues Betting Numbers

Ferreira
Rodrigues
Record 9-0-0 13-4-0
Last Fight UFC Debut Win
Country Brazil Brazil
Height 5’8″ 6’3″
Weight (lbs) 134 185
Reach (in) 72″ 75″
Win by KO/TKO 67% 62%
Win by Submission 33% 23%
Decisions 0% 15%
Strikes landed per minute N/A N/A
Striking accuracy N/A N/A
Striking absorbed per minute N/A N/A
Striking defense N/A N/A
Takedown average N/A N/A
Takedown accuracy N/A N/A
Takedown defense N/A N/A
Submission average N/A N/A

Ferreira vs Rodrigues Betting Picks

Sports picks and parlays give Rodrigues the underdog tag in this fight despite having the greater experience in the UFC. On the other hand, the debuting Ferreira has emerged as the favorite in this matchup due to his splendid performances in his previous bouts. Six of his fights ended by knockout and three coming via submission. Rodrigues, on the other hand, is no pushover as his last two fights ended by KO. Rodrigues needs to use his veteran smarts to outwit Ferreira, who is making his first fight in the UFC. A win for either fighter will give them opportunities to fight against top-caliber opponents in the middleweight class in the future. Both fighters have striking power in their hands so expect a fast bout between them with one winning either by knockout or submission.