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When is Blachowicz vs Ankalaev?
Jan Blachowicz will face the challenge of Magomed Ankalaev in the main event of UFC 282, on Saturday 10th December 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest is for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship.
Blachowicz vs Ankalaev stats
Jan Blachowicz steps into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Magomed Ankalaev will make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Ankalaev has a large advantage in power over Blachowicz, boosting at 53% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 31%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Blachowicz will have a massive advantage over Ankalaev, boasting at 31% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.
Jan Blachowicz is the older man by 9 years, at 39 years old.
Ankalaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Blachowicz. Despite this, he has 3-inch reach advantage.
Blachowicz is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years and 10 months earlier than Ankalaev, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 43 more professional rounds, 87 to Ankalaev's 44.
Blachowicz vs Ankalaev form
Blachowicz has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he beat Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight.
Going into that contest, he had beat Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, United States.
Ankalaev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Anthony Smith at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had defeated Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Magomed Ankalaev has been fighting more than Jan Blachowicz.
Jan Blachowicz last fought 6 months and 14 days ago, while Magomed Ankalaev's last outing was 3 months and 29 days ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Blachowicz vs Ankalaev?
Magomed Ankalaev is currently 2/5 (-250) to win the clash outright, while you can get 39/20 (+200) on Jan Blachowicz if you fancy the upset.
Blachowicz vs Ankalaev US streams
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Blachowicz vs Ankalaev UK streams
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UFC 282 Tickets
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