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Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev report
Who won Blachowicz vs Ankalaev?
Jan Blachowicz drew with Magomed Ankalaev by split draw in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 282, on Saturday 10th December 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 47-48, 447-47, meaning it was a split draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Blachowicz vs Ankalaev stats
Jan Blachowicz stepped 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 made 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 suggested Ankalaev had a large advantage in power over Blachowicz, boosting at 53% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 31%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blachowicz had a massive advantage over Ankalaev, boasting at 31% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.
Jan Blachowicz was the older man by 10 years, at 40 years old.
Ankalaev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Blachowicz. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Blachowicz was 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 had fought 43 more professional rounds, 87 to Ankalaev's 44.
Blachowicz vs Ankalaev form
Blachowicz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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 had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 activity leading into the fight, Magomed Ankalaev had been fighting more than Jan Blachowicz.
Going to this contest, Jan Blachowicz had last fought 10 months and 16 days ago, while Magomed Ankalaev's last outing had been 8 months ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Ankalaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Blachowicz vs Ankalaev?
Jan Blachowicz was a 11/4 (+280) underdog going into the contest, while Magomed Ankalaev made his way into the ring at 29/100 (-340) with oddsmakers.
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