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Former champion Jan Blachowicz returns at UFC 282, faces No. 3 ranked opponent

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Top ranked light heavyweights Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev will fight at UFC 282 in Las Vegas. Photo: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

Top ranked light heavyweights Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev will clash in a pivotal fight at UFC 282 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was first reported by ESPN.

After losing his belt to Glover Teixeira in October last year, Blachowicz won TKO over Aleksandar Rakic in May. After two even rounds, Rakic hurt his knee and the fight was stopped, giving the Polish fighter a TKO win.

No. 3 ranked Ankalaev rides a nine-fight win streak since losing his promotional debut against Paul Craig back in 2018. His last two wins came against former title challengers Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith.

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Current lineup for UFC 282 in Las Vegas

Yesterday it stood clear that Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson will be taking on Ovince Saint Preux in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 282.

Check out the current UFC 282 lineup below!

  • Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Darren Till
  • Chris Daukaus vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Chris Curtis
  • Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
  • Alexander Hernandez vs. Billy Quarantillo
  • TJ Brown vs. Erik Silva
  • Vinicius Salvador vs. Daniel da Silva
  • Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett
  • Ronnie Lawrence vs. Cameron Saaiman
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Jan Blachowicz

*Bout order and number of fights can change.

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