UFC 282 full card: How to watch Jan Blachowicz-Magomed Ankalaev title fight

By Aashirwad

December, 10

Saturday’s main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas features a title fight that wasn’t even supposed to happen. 

In mid-November, light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka suffered a significant shoulder injury and was forced to pull out of his UFC 282 headliner versus Glover Teixeira. 

Blachowicz is ranked No. 2 and Ankalaev No. 3 in the UFC’s current light heavyweight rankings. 

Ankalaev is 18-1 overall and has won nine in a row in the UFC since his only career defeat, a triangle choke submission loss to Paul Craig on March 17, 2018, in London in his UFC debut.  

Blachowicz is the former UFC champion who lost his belt to Teixeira on Oct. 30, 2021. He returned to win one fight, defeating Aleksandar Rakic via TKO on May 14 in Las Vegas. 

The new co-main event at UFC 282 is a lightweight scrap between rising prospect Paddy Pimblett (19-3) and Jared Gordon (19-5). 

Mitchell is 15-0 with nine of his wins coming by submission, though only one of his six UFC wins was by submission.  

Topuria is 12-0 with 11 finishes, including three wins by KO in his four UFC bouts. Topuria is a slight favorite at BetMGM, coming in at -140 with Mitchell at +115 on the buyback.