UFC 282 — Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev: Fight card, odds, rumors, complete guide, location, date

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UFC is set to close out its PPV schedule for 2022 on Saturday night in Las Vegas with a title on the line. The problem is that the title has suddenly become vacant after some unfortunate news befell the light heavyweight division. Because of that UFC 282 will see an unexpected main event when the cage door closes inside the T-Mobile Arena.

That will be former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz battling rising contender Magomed Anakalaev for the vacant title at 205 pounds. Blachowicz, 39, earned the title in 2020 with a thunderous knockout of Dominick Reyes. He then scored a surprising decision over middleweight champion Israel Adesanya before being submitted by Glover Teixeira in October 2021 to cede the title. Now, after earning a win over Aleksandr Rakic because of a knee injury, Blachowicz looks to become golden again.

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Ankalaev will enter his first title opportunity on a nine-fight win streak that includes three victories over former title challengers, including Volkan Oezdemir, Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith. Ten of his 18 career wins have come by knockout.

Plus, Paddy Pimblett makes his PPV debut against veteran Jared Gordon at lightweight and an interesting featherweight contest opens the PPV when Ilia Topuria takes on Bryce Mitchell.

Below is the complete fight card for UFC 282 along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Check back all week long for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.

UFC 282 fight card, odds, results

  • Magomed Ankalaev -340 vs. Jan Blachowicz +270, light heavyweights
  • Paddy Pimblett -260 vs. Jared Gordon +210, lightweights
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio -170 vs. Alex Morono +145, 180-pound catchweight
  • Dricus Du Plessis -180 vs. Darren Till +155, middleweights
  • Ilia Topuria -160 vs. Bryce Mitchell +135, featherweights
  • Raul Rosas Jr. -240 vs. Jay Perrin +200, bantamweights
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik -175 vs. Chris Daukaus +150, heavyweights
  • Edmen Shahbazyan -330 vs. Dalcha Lungiambula +260, middleweights
  • Chris Curtis def. Joaquin Buckley via second-round knockout (punches)
  • Billy Quarantillo def. Alexander Hernandez via second-round TKO (punches)
  • T.J. Brown def. Erik Silva via third-round submission (arm-triangle)
  • Cameron Saaiman def. Steven Koslow via third-round TKO (punches)

UFC 282 info

  • Date: Dec. 10
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

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