Picks & Analysis: Hawes vs Ferreira 01/13/2024

Picks & Analysis: Hawes vs Ferreira 01/13/2024

January 12, 2024


Fight Preview


On Saturday, Phil Hawes and Brunno Ferreira will engage in the first middleweight battle of 2024. Both men possess powerful striking capabilities that could end the bout quickly with one strike; making this matchup an exciting high-risk/high-reward challenge. Hawes is known as an effective wrestler while Ferreira stands out as an elite ground fighter that could dictate this matchup from start to finish.


Hawes has lost three out of his last four fights by way of first-round knockout, struggling against bigger fighters such as Roman Dolidze (2021) and Ikram Aliskerov (2023). Hawes isn’t known as an exceptional defensive fighter so improving that aspect will help get back on the path towards winning fights.


Throughout his MMA career, Phil Hawes has experienced a fair amount of highs and lows. He made three attempts before landing a deal with the UFC. He made appearances on Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter, the Contender Series in 2017 and 2020, and ultimately, that final appearance on the Contender Series proved to be successful. He is currently 4-3 in the largest MMA company and is hoping to turn things around this weekend after suffering two consecutive devastating knockout losses.



Brunno Ferreira comes into this fight with an overall record of 10-1 and 2-1 record in the UFC, having earned his contract through Dana White Contender Series and stopping Gregory Rodrigues on his UFC debut before losing against Nursulton Ruziboev two fights later. Ferreira is known as an impressive striker who averages 5.79 significant strikes per minute while maintaining 53% striking accuracy and striking accuracy rates; his chin may not be strong, yet his power should make this contest worthwhile.


Ferreira is an experienced grappler and will use that advantage in this fight, looking to control it on his feet before stopping Hawes from landing his trademark counter left. Furthermore, Ferreira boasts solid submission skills which should keep Hawes at bay once on the ground.


Sign-up at BetUS TODAY and get 125% BONUS. Use the Promo Code BETUSTV125. Terms and Conditions apply.


Let’s check the latest picks, UFC news, stats and UFC expert picks for Hawes vs Ferreira. We’ve plenty of UFC Show Predictions for you to consider.


Phil Hawes vs Brunno Ferreira Fight Information


  • Date: 01/13/2024
  • Time: 07:10 PM ET
  • Location: UFC Apex.
  • How to Watch Hawes vs Ferreira: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: BT Sport.com


Watch the Full Show Here