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UFC 283: Josiane Nunes vs Zarah Fairn 01/21/2023 Picks, Predictions and Preview

UFC 283: Nunes vs Fairn 01/21/2023 – Josiane Nunes stakes her eight-fight winning streak against Zarah Fairn in a three-round encounter in the women’s featherweight division. The match is part of the UFC 283 early preliminary card at the Jeunesse Arena on Saturday, January 21, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nunes, who is ranked 15th in the 145-pound division, seeks to claw her way to the top of the rankings and gain her 10th win in 11 fights as a professional. On the other hand, Fairn is looking for her breakthrough win in the promotion after losing her first two fights. Women’s UFC betting odds place Nunes as an overwhelming favorite against Fairn due to her striking prowess.

UFC 283: Nunes vs Fairn 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: Nunes vs Fairn 01/21/2023 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Josiane Nunes -545 Zarah Fairn +420

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Josiane Nunes

Josiane Nunes (9-1, 2-0 UFC) has fought impressively in the UFC in his first two bouts, winning both of them. In her debut UFC bout against Bea Malecki, she needed four minutes and 54 seconds to register a knockout. She followed up her impressive performance with a unanimous decision win over Ramona Pascual. The 29-year-old has power in her hands as seven of her nine opponents did not last the distance. This will be Nunes’ first fight in 11 months and she might be having some ring rust. The fight against Fairn will be a test if she is ready for bigger bouts in the future.

Zarah Fairn

The match against Nunes will be Fairn’s first bout in almost three years. Fairn (6-4, 0-2 UFC) makes her return to the octagon after losing her bouts against Megan Anderson and Felicia Spencer. The Frenchwoman hopes that her long hiatus would work wonders in her comeback in the featherweight class. She has a significant height and reach advantage against Nunes and Zarah Fairn hopes to use this against her shorter opponent. Fairn has knocked out four of her opponents, meaning that she also has the capacity to knock out her opponents in a flash.

Nunes vs Fairn Betting Numbers

Nunes
Fairn
Record 9-1-0 6-3-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Brazil France
Height 5’3″ 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 14 145
Reach (in) N/A N/A
Win by KO/TKO 78% 67%
Win by Submission 0% 0%
Decisions 22% 33%
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

Nunes vs Fairn Betting Picks

Nunes will be the overwhelming favorite in this matchup due to her excellent record and striking skills. However, the Brazilian might be at a disadvantage due to Fairn’s tall stature and sports betting aficionados are looking at it as a possible turn off. Nonetheless, Nunes has the skills and power to defeat Fairn and will have to stay close to avoid the Frenchwoman’s long-range bombs. As for Fairn, she has to use her height and reach wisely to stand a chance. She can distance herself from the attacks and Nunes and reduce it to a boxing match where she has an advantage.