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UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev
December 10, 2022 | 7:00 pm
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Things change quickly in the sport of mixed martial arts. That remains true as UFC closes out 2022 with what was planned to be an epic rematch for the light heavyweight title. Instead, that title is now vacant and looking to crown a new champion at UFC 282 in Las Vegas.
Former champion Jan Blachowicz will battle Magomed Ankalaev for the title now after Jiri Prochazka chose to vacate it following a devastating injury in training camp. Prochazka suffered a brutal shoulder injury that UFC president Dana White said was one of the worst his doctors had ever seen. As a result of how long the recovery time would be, Prochazka chose to free the title up for the rest of the division. His original challenger, Glover Teixeira, was reportedly offered a chance to face Ankalaev, but turned down the opportunity while asking for more time to prepare.
Ankalaev will enter his first title opportunity on a nine-fight win streak while Blachowicz earned a win over Aleksandr Rakic in his last outing — his first since ceding the belt to Teixeira in October 2021.
UFC 282: Saturday, December 10 • 7 PM PST
- This PPV Event will be held in Warehouse 101
- Free public viewing
- Drink specials
- This event is expected to last several hours
UFC 282 PPV MAIN CARDS:
|Magomed Ankalaev vs. Jan Blachowicz||Light Heavyweights|
|Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon||Lightweights|
|Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Robbie Lawler||Welterweights|
|Ilia Topuria vs. Bryce Mitchell||Featherweights|
|Alexander Gustafsson vs. Ovince Saint-Preux||Light Heavyweights|
|Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Jay Perrin||Bantamweights|
|Dricus Du Plessis vs. Darren Till||Middleweights|
|Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Chris Daukaus||Heavyweights|
|Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Dalcha Lungiambula||Middleweights|
|Billy Quarantillo vs. Alexander Hernandez||Featherweights|
|Chris Curtis vs. Joaquin Buckley||Middleweights|
|Erik Silva vs. TJ Brown||Featherweights|
|Ronnie Lawrence vs. Cameron Saaiman||Bantamweights|