T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States
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Chance of winning
Bookmakers made Magomed Ankalaev a strong favourite against Jan Blachowicz when they come head-to-head in their clash on Saturday 10th December 2022 at UFC 282.
He 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.
That means that oddsmakers think there is 68% chance of Ankalaev winning while giving Blachowicz a 32% chance.
Ankalaev opened as the favourite at 2/5 (-250).
Blachowicz opened at 2/1 (+200).
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means both fighters will have to make the weight limit of 205 pounds (14.35 stones or 93.18 KG) on the day of the weigh-in.
This contest is for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship.
Full UFC 282 Odds
Magomed Ankalaev is currently 2/5 (-250) to beat Jan Blachowicz, while Blachowicz is currently 39/20 (+200) to win if you fancy the upset.
Paddy Pimblett is made a favourite at 1/2 (-200) to come out the victor in a fight against Jared Gordon, while Gordon is currently 8/5 (+160) to win if you fancy the small upset.
Santiago Ponzinibbio sits at 6/25 (-420) to win against Robbie Lawler, while Lawler is currently 3/1 (+300) to win if you fancy the big upset.
Dricus Du Plessis is marked at 7/10 (-140) to be victorious against Darren Till, while Till is currently 23/20 (+110) to win if you fancy the small upset.
Ilia Topuria is currently 3/5 (-170) to defeat Bryce Mitchell, while Mitchell is currently 13/10 (+130) to win if you fancy the small upset.
Edmen Shahbazyan is made a favourite at 3/10 (-330) to beat Dalcha Lungiambula, while Lungiambula is currently 5/2 (+250) to win if you fancy the upset.
Billy Quarantillo sits at 11/20 (-180) to come out the victor in a fight against Alexander Hernandez, while Hernandez is currently 7/5 (+140) to win if you fancy the small upset.
Erik Silva is marked at 8/13 (-160) to win against TJ Brown, while Brown is currently 5/4 (+130) to win if you fancy the small upset.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik is currently 13/25 (-190) to be victorious against Chris Daukaus, while Daukaus is currently 31/20 (+150) to win if you fancy the small upset.
Joaquin Buckley is made a favourite at 3/4 (-130) to defeat Chris Curtis, while Curtis is currently 21/20 (+100) to win if you fancy the slight upset.
Raul Rosas Jr. sits at 7/20 (-290) to beat Jay Perrin, while Perrin is currently 43/20 (+220) to win if you fancy the upset.
Blachowicz vs Ankalaev Head To Head
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%.
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 betting 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.
Who's been more active?
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.
|Fight||Fight Date||Fighter 1||Fighter 1 Winning Odds||Fighter 2||Fighter 2 Winning Odds|
|Blachowicz vs Ankalaev||Saturday, 10 December 2022||Jan Blachowicz||39/20(+200)||Magomed Ankalaev||2/5(-250)|
|Pimblett vs Gordon||Saturday, 10 December 2022||Paddy Pimblett||1/2(-200)||Jared Gordon||8/5(+160)|
|Ponzinibbio vs Lawler||Saturday, 10 December 2022||Santiago Ponzinibbio||6/25(-420)||Robbie Lawler||3/1(+300)|
|Till vs Plessis||Saturday, 10 December 2022||Darren Till||23/20(+110)||Dricus Du Plessis||7/10(-140)|
|Mitchell vs Topuria||Saturday, 10 December 2022||Bryce Mitchell||13/10(+130)||Ilia Topuria||3/5(-170)|