UFC 282 
December 11, 2022, 8:00 am
Blachowicz
vs
Ankalaev

Match Preview

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

Date: Dec. 10
Location: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)

 

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.

 

JAN BLACHOWICZ RECORD AND BIO
Nationality: Polish
Date of Birth: February 24, 1983
Height: 6′ 2″
Reach: 78″
Total Fights: 38
Record: 29-9-0

 

MAGOMED ANKALAEV RECORD AND BIO
Date of Birth: June 2, 1992
Height: 6′ 3″
Reach: 75″
Total Fights: 19
Record: 18-1-0