Jan Blachovic and Magomed Ankalayev battle it out for the vacant light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 282, as they headline an exciting card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Former champion Blachowicz and rookie contender Ankalaev were originally set to face each other in the co-main event, with defending champion Jiri Prochazka defending the belt against Glover Teixeira – six months after dethroning the veteran.
But an injury saw Prochazka vacate the title in November, and Blachowicz v Ankalaev will now be the gold.
In the new co-main event, Liverpool superstar Paddy Pemblett faces Jared Gordon in the lightweight, after taking on fellow skater Darren Teal Dricos du Plessis in the middleweight.
Here’s everything you need to know.
when is it?
The first preliminary rounds are scheduled to start at 10:30 PM GMT (2:30 PM PT, 4:30 PM ET, 5:30 PM ET) on Saturday, December 10th.
Playoffs follow at 1:00 AM BST on Sunday, December 11 (5:00 PM PT, 7:00 PM ET, 8:00 PM ET on Saturday).
The main card ends at 3 AM BST on Sunday (7 PM PT, 9 PM ET, 10 PM ET Saturday).
How can I watch?
The card will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also broadcasting the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will broadcast the event live, as will the fight card from the UFC.
Blachowicz – 2/1; Ancalife – 2/5.
pimple – 2/5; Gordon – 2/1.
A-6/5; Du Plessis – 8/13.
Jan Balashović vs. Magomed Ankalayev (Vacant Light Heavyweight Title)
Buddy Pemblett – Jared Gordon (Lightweight)
Alex Morono vs. Santiago Ponzenepo (Heavy Welterweight)
Darren Till vs. Dricos Du Plessis (middleweight)
Bryce Mitchell vs. Eliya Topuria (Featherweight)
Jairzinho Rosenstroke vs Chris Dawkas (heavyweight)
Paul Rosas Jr. vs. Jay Perrin (bantamweight)
Edman Shahbazian vs Dalca Longiambola (Mediumweight)
Chris Curtis vs Joaquin Buckley (welterweight)
Billy Carantillo – Alexander Hernandez (Featherweight)
Ovince Saint Preux vs Antonio Trocoli (Light Heavyweight)
TJ Brown vs Eric Silva (Featherweight)
Vinicius Salvador – Daniel da Silva (flyweight)
Cameron Boringman – Stephen Koslow (bantamweight)
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