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Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev staredown video from UFC 282 press conference

This weekend (Sat., Dec. 10, 2022) at UFC 282, the Light Heavyweight title is on the line inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the event will be a former champion, Jan Blachowicz, who attempts to reclaim the title he lost in Oct. 2021. Standing in his way will be Russia’s Magomed Ankalaev, who rides an impressive nine-fight unbeaten streak. The pair was originally set to be the pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event until the champion, Jiri Prochazka, was injured out of his rematch with Glover Teixeira and vacated his 205-pound title. The new co-main event now features rising Lightweight superstar, Paddy Pimblett, as he looks to secure a fourth straight UFC win over seasoned veteran, Jared Gordon.

Also in attendance at today’s (Thurs., Dec. 8, 2022) pre-fight press conference were Welterweight sluggers, Alex Morono and Santiago Ponzinibbio. Morono is filling in on super short notice for the former 170-pound champion, Robbie Lawler.

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UFC’s 2023 PPV DEBUT! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicks off its New Year pay-per-view (PPV) campaign on Sat., Jan. 21, 2023, with a battle for the vacant Light Heavyweight crown between former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Glover Teixeira, looking to stop the momentum of surging No. 7-seeded up-and-comer, Jamahal Hill. In the co-main event of UFC 283, which will take place inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the greatest rivalries in promotional history resumes as Flyweight kingpin, Deiveson Figueiredo, battles interim belt keeper, Brandon Moreno, for a fourth (and likely final) time.

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Competing on the PPV main card before the last three bouts will be the returning Darren Till. “The Gorilla” looks to get back in the winner’s circle by halting the momentum of surging South African, Dricus Du Plessis.

Undefeated Featherweight talents, Bryce Mitchell and Ilia Topuria, open the main card and are sure to deliver a memorable clash for as long as it lasts.


Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 282 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard (on ESPN2/ESPN+) at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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