The fight for the unclaimed light heavyweight belt will be the main event at UFC 282 in Las Vegas, featuring Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev. If Blachowicz wins, he will become the person to win the title twice.
The main event of this program was supposed to be a rematch between former light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and the current holder of the UFC light heavyweight championship, Jiri Prochazka. However, this fight was rescheduled. After suffering what UFC doctors have described as the most severe shoulder injury they’ve ever seen, Jiří Procházka had to relinquish his title and give up the belt.
The light heavyweight title was held by Blachowicz until as recently as October of last year when he lost it to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267. Blachowicz has finally taken benefit of the chance, although since he gave up his title in 2022, the only fight he has had is an injury-related victory against Aleksandr Rakic in March.
After recovering from a defeat in his UFC debut to establish an outstanding eight-bout winning run, Ankalaev will provide a significant challenge.
Paddy Pimblett of England, who is quickly rising to fame, competes against experienced lightweight Jared Gordon in the co-featured battle.
Here are all the details you require regarding Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev’s bout.
|Jan Blachowicz||Light Heavyweight||Magomed Ankalaev|
|6′ 2″||Height||6′ 3″|
|205 lbs||Weight||206 lbs|
|Berkut WCA Fight Team||Team||Gorets|
UFC 282 Fight Card: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev Start Time
- Date: Saturday, December 10
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Early Prelims: 6 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main event: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT (approximately)
- MAIN EVENT: Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev; UFC Light Heavyweight Title
- Paddy Pimblett vs Jared Gordon; Lightweight
- Robbie Lawler vs Santiago Ponzinibbio; Welterweight
- Darren Till vs Dricus du Plessis; Middleweight
- Bryce Mitchell vs Ilia Topuria; Featherweight
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Chris Daukaus; Heavyweight
- Raul Rosas Jr vs Jay Perrin; Bantamweight
- Edmen Shahbazyan vs Dalcha Lungiambula; Middleweight
- Chris Curtis vs Joarquin Buckley; Middleweight
- Billy Quarantillo vs Alexander Hernandez; Featherweight
- Ovince Saint Preux vs Antonio Trocoli; Light heavyweight
- T.J. Brown vs Erik Silva; Featherweight
- Vinicius Salvador vs Daniel da Silva; Flyweight
- Cameron Saaiman vs Steven Koslow; Bantamweight
Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev Live Stream and TV Channel
After the preliminary bouts have been shown on ESPN2 and the early rounds have been shown on ESPN+, the UFC 282 main event will be aired on pay-per-view for funs.