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UFC 283 Championship Bouts Official, Texeira, Hill, Moreno, Figueiredo Make Weight

The main and co-main events of UFC 283 are set as all fighters make championship weight.

By Timothy James | January 20, 2023

There were no hiccups during the weigh-ins for the fighters competing for UFC gold - the main and co-main events for UFC 283 are official.

UFC flyweight interim champion Brandon Moreno was the first to step on the scales at weigh-ins.

Deiveson Figueiredo followed shortly thereafter. His team has stated that this was his easiest weight-cut ever, only needing to cut 8 pounds coming into the week.This will be his fourth fight with Moreno, and his first title defense since winning the belt back at UFC 270.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Texeira looks to reclaim his belt after losing his all out war with Jiri Prochazka back at UFC 275. It was a back-and-forth fight for the ages that Glover was winning on the scorecards before getting choked out in the fifth. He gets a chance to become light heavyweight champion for the second time in front of his home crowd in Brazil.

The last of the championship fighters to step on the scale was Jamahal Hill. The opportunity of a lifetime arose for Hill after Magomed Ankalaev vs. Jan Blachowicz ended in a draw at UFC 282. Hill stated the UFC called him almost immediately after Bruce Buffer announced the draw, offering him a championship bout against Glover Teixeira in Rio de Janeiro.

On this week's episode of the Fight SZN Podcast, UFC lightweight stud Jalin Turner joins the pod to chop it up about a variety of topics, including: recovering from injury; fighting Dan Hooker at UFC 285; Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284; Drew Dober calling Jalin out after knocking out Bobby Green; and Jalin even shows us his tarantula collection and other pets!

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Jalin Turner is on the warpath at 155 - with his eyes set on hanging "The Hangman". During an appearance on the Fight SZN podcast, Turner told Inside Fighting's Andrew Capucetti and Jesse Rowe that a showdown between him and Dan Hooker is in the works for UFC 285.

"We're working on Dan Hooker," responded Jalin when asked on who he wanted to fight next. "I'm waiting on a little confirmation, and we're good."

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