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UFC 283: Gabriel Bonfim vs Mounir Lazzez 01/21/2023 Tips, Predictions and Analysis

UFC 283: Bonfim vs Lazzez 01/21/2023 – Welterweights Mounir Lazzez and Gabriel Bonfim fight in a three-round showdown in one of the five preliminary cards in UFC 283 on Saturday, January 21, at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lazzez looks to follow up on his unanimous decision win against Ange Loosa nine months ago while Bonfim stakes his perfect record in his first match in the world-famous octagon. MMA sportsbooks are betting on the Brazilian Bonfim to win his first UFC match due to his excellent all-around skills that have produced 13 stoppages in 13 bouts.

UFC 283: Bonfim vs Lazzez 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: Bonfim vs Lazzez 01/21/2023 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Gabriel Bonfim -180 Mounir Lazzez +155

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Gabriel Bonfim

Bonfim (13-0) built his reputation in the independent circuits where he has won all of his matches via stoppage. In the 13 wins he had as a professional, 10 were submissions and the rest were wins via knockout. He last fought in September in the Dana White’s Contender Series where he needed just four minutes and 13 seconds to force Trey Waters into submission via shoulder choke. Gabriel Bonfim gained the contract to fight in the UFC where he seeks to prove that he is ready for the big wigs in the 170-pound class.

Mounir Lazzez

The Tunisian Mounir Lazzez (11-2, 2-1 UFC) looks to follow up on his victory over Loosa by picking up a win over the debuting Bonfim. He must use his striking abilities to outclass and throw the Brazilian off rhythm. In his 11 wins, eight of them were by knockout, so it will be no problem for the Tunisian MMA fighter to stand and bang and outstrike Bonfim. However, he needs to solidify his ground defense in this fight as Bonfim is a submissions expert that had 77% of his victories coming by tap out. Lazzez must keep the fight upright and avoid takedown attempts to give him a good chance of beating the young Brazilian fighter in front of the hometown crowd.

Bonfim vs Lazzez Betting Numbers

Bonfim
Lazzez
Record 13-0-0 11-2-0
Last Fight UFC Debut Win
Country Brazil Tunisia
Height 6’0″ 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 169 169
Reach (in) 72″ 79″
Win by KO/TKO 23% 73%
Win by Submission 77% 0%
Decisions 0% 27%
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

Bonfim vs Lazzez Betting Picks

Lazzez and Bonfim are looking to improve on their MMA records and both are expected to use their primary abilities to win the showdown. Lazzez will use his striking ability to keep Bonfim out of the mat. On the other hand, Bonfim will try to take control of Lazzez on the mat to secure another submission win and keep his unbeaten record intact. Online sports picks and parlays are giving the Brazilian a slight edge in this clash although the Tunisian is also capable of pulling off a surprise and spoil Bonfim’s debut in the UFC.