UFC 283: Oliveira vs Marcos 01/21/2023 – Bantamweight fighters Saimon Oliveira and Daniel Marcos will square off in a three-round clash in UFC 283 on Saturday, January 21, at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The match is part of the early preliminary card that will begin at around 6:00 PM ET. Oliveira hopes to bounce back from his UFC debut setback at the hands of Tony Gravely last year as he plays the role of the spoiler against the unbeaten Marcos, who will step into the octagon for the first time after plying his craft at the independent circuit. MMA betting odds are already updated as we await for an exciting matchup that will kick off hostilities in the eventful 15-fight card in Brazil.
UFC 283: Oliveira vs Marcos 01/21/2023
|When:||Saturday, January 21, 6:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
UFC 283: Oliveira vs Marcos 01/21/2023 Odds
Saimon Oliveira (18-4, 0-1 UFC) fought most of his career in the independent circuit before earning a spot in the UFC. However, he failed to secure his first win in the big leagues, losing to Tony Gravely via unanimous decision in January 2022. The Santa Catarina native looks to make amends from the setback as he fights for the first time after almost a year-long hiatus. Interestingly, 16 of his 18 wins were either by knockout (five) or submission (11), so expect him to go for the clincher early if there is an opportunity.
Unbeaten in his first 13 fights, Marcos (13-0) wants to make a name for himself in the UFC. He seeks to earn his first win in his debut and he hopes to use his striking to demolish Oliveira, who is also good at punching his opponents. Daniel Marcos has seven victories by knockout so expect him to use his punching and kicking as his primary weapon. However, he may need to defend well against Oliveira’s submissions to stand a chance as he has never been known as a submission specialist in his young career. In his last fight in September, Marcos defeated Brandon Lewis via decision to earn a contract in the UFC.
Oliveira vs Marcos Betting Numbers
|Last Fight||Loss||UFC Debut|
|Win by KO/TKO||28%||54%|
|Win by Submission||61%||0%|
|Strikes landed per minute||N/A||N/A|
|Striking absorbed per minute||N/A||N/A|
Oliveira vs Marcos Betting Picks
Marcos and Oliveira are looking to carve their names in the UFC and the bantamweight clash is expected to be explosive. The two fighters have power in their hands and know how to beat their opponents in the long game. However, Oliveira has the advantage in recorded submission wins, so he will put a premium on tying up his foe and go for any hold available in his disposal. Marcos, on the other hand, must be precise in his striking to knock off his rival’s advantage on the ground. The fight may end early as both fighters have explosive hands that they can use to knock their opponents out. Sports picks and parlays expect an exciting match between the two protagonists in the first bout of the card.