UFC 282: ‘Błachowicz vs. Ankalaev’ Live Results and Highlights

By Chris Taylor - December 10, 2022

The Octagon returns to Nevada for tonight’s UFC 282 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Jan Błachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev.

UFC 282, Jan Błachowicz, Magomed Ankalaev, UFC

Tonight’s event was originally slated to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira. However, the Czech fighter suffered a severe shoulder injury and was forced to withdraw from the matchup.

With that, the UFC promoted Jan Błachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev to main event status, with the vacant light heavyweight title up for grabs.

Blachowicz (29-9 MMA), a former light heavyweight champion, is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Aleksandar Rakić in his most recent effort this past May.

Meanwhile, Magomed Ankalaev (18-1 MMA) will enter tonight’s main event sporting a nine-fight winning streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 277.

UFC 282 is co-headlined by a lightweight matchup featuring fan favorite Paddy Pimblett taking on Jared Gordon.

Paddy Pimblett, Jared Gordon

Pimblett (19-3 MMA) has gone 3-0 since joining the UFC ranks in September of 2021. During that stretch ‘The Baddy’ has scored stoppage wins over Luigi Vendramini, Rodrigo Vargas and Jordan Leavitt.

As for Jared Gordon (19-5 MMA), the American is coming off a unanimous decision win over former TUF Brazil winner Leonardo Santos in his most recent effort at UFC 278. ‘Flash’ has gone 4-1 over his past five fights overall.

Also featured on tonight’s main event lineup is a middleweight matchup between Darren Till and Dricus du Plessis.

Till (18-4-1 MMA) will enter the contest looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. The Liverpool native suffered a submission loss to Derek Brunson in his most recent Octagon appearance back in September of 2021.

Meanwhile, Dricus du Plessis (17-2 MMA) enters UFC 282 sporting a five-fight winning streak, his latest being a unanimous decision win over Brad Tavares back at UFC 276. The South African has gone a perfect 3-0 since joining the UFC ranks in October of 2020.

Get all of tonight’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):

UFC 282 Main Card (10pm EST on PPV)

Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev ends in a split draw (48-47, 46-48, 47-47)

Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon – Pimblett def. Gordon by unanimous decison (29-28 x3)

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Alex Morono – Ponzinibbio def. Morono via TKO (punches) at 2:29 of Round 3

Dricus du Plessis vs. Darren Till – Plessis def. Till via submission at 2:43 of Round 3

Bryce Mitchell vs. Ilia Topuria – Topuria def. Mitchell via submission at 3:10 of Round 2


UFC 282 Televised Prelims (8pm EST on ESPN+)

Jay Perrin vs. Raul Rosas Jr. – Rosas Jr. def. Perrin via submission (RNC) at 2:44 of Round 1

Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Chris Daukaus – Rozenstruik def. Daukaus via TKO at 0:23 of Round 1


Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Dalcha Lungiambula – Shahbazyan def. Lungiambula via TKO at 4:41 of Round 2


Chris Curtis vs. Joaquin Buckley – Curtis def. Buckley via KO (punches) at of Round 2


UFC 282 Early Prelims (6pm EST on ESPN+)

Billy Quarantillo vs. Alexander Hernandez – Quarantillo def. Hernandez via TKO at 4:30 of Round 2

T.J. Brown vs. Erik Silva – Brown def. Silva via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:41 of Round 3

Cameron Saaiman vs. Steven Koslow – Saaiman def. Koslow via TKO at 4:13 of Round 3


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