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UFC 283: Ismael Bonfim vs Terrance McKinney 01/21/2023 Picks, Predictions and Preview

UFC 283: Bonfim vs McKinney 01/21/2023 – Ismael Bonfim makes his debut in the UFC as he takes on Terrance McKinney in a three-round match in the lightweight division. The bout is part of the UFC 283 early preliminary card on Saturday, January 21, at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bonfim is on a 12-fight winning streak as he seeks to extend his run to 13 fights in his first fight inside the world-famous octagon. He faces UFC veteran McKinney, who has won three of his first four fights in the promotion since debuting in June 2021. Online MMA fight picks favor McKinney in the clash due to his experience in the octagon and his finishing abilities.

UFC 283: Bonfim vs McKinney 01/21/2023

When:  Saturday, January 21, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV: ESPN+
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

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

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Ismael Bonfim +115 Terrance McKinney -135

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Ismael Bonfim

Bonfim (18-3) will make his debut in the UFC after going 17-3 in the independent circuit. Ismael Bonfim gained the contract to fight in the promotion after decisioning Nariman Abbasov in September last year. The Brazilian has the power and skills to finish opponents as he has 12 victories by either knockout or submission. A win against McKinney would propel him to more lucrative fights in the 155-pound class and possibly earn the right to fight the best fighters if he resumes his winning run.

Terrance McKinney

McKinney (13-4, 3-1 UFC) has been a wrecking machine in the lightweight division, as he won all of his matches inside the distance. The Spokane native has captured three wins in the UFC, with two coming by way of knockout. Terrance McKinney will seek his fourth win out of five matches in the promotion as he hopes his skills in submission and striking would be enough to overcome the debuting Bonfim, who has strung up an impressive 18 wins in 21 bouts in his professional career.

Bonfim vs McKinney Betting Numbers

Bonfim
McKinney
Record 18-3-0 7-1-0
Last Fight UFC Debut Win
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’8″ 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 154 155
Reach (in) N/A N/A
Win by KO/TKO 44% 38%
Win by Submission 22% 62%
Decisions 33% 0%
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 McKinney Betting Picks

McKinney’s octagon experience will be vital in his match against Bonfim. The American fighter has been used to the UFC-type atmosphere for more than a year but Bonfim will be the hometown favorite in this encounter so that may even up the score. McKinney and Bonfim are expected to lock horns in an explosive clash that would tell a lot in the 155-pound division, experts in sports odds have said. The Brazilian needs to impress his new bosses and the hometown match against the American will be a good chance to prove that he deserves to fight in the major leagues. On the other hand, McKinney must beat Bonfim to gain more lucrative matches in the future and lift his status in the lightweight category.