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Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev: Live updates, round-by-round scoring, winner for UFC 282

We break down pre-fight odds, provide round-by-round odds, and get you the eventual result for Jan Blachowicz-Magomed Ankalev at UFC 282.

Opponents Jan Blachowicz of Poland and Magomed Ankalaev of Russia face off during the UFC 282 ceremonial weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 09, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

12:32 a.m. update Blachowicz makes his way to the octagon, ready to take on Magomed

The UFC 282 main event is fast approaching and soon we should have a light heavyweight champion. Third-ranked Jan Blachowicz and fourth-ranked Magomed Ankalaev face off on Saturday night in Las Vegas for the vacant title. The main event will likely get going sometime after midnight ET.

Błachowicz comes into the bout with a 29-9 record and looking to regain the title he lost to Glover Teixeira in October 2021. He first won the title with a TKO of Dominick Reyes in 2020 and made one successful defense against Israel Adesanya before losing the belt. He bounced back this past May with a third-round TKO of Aleksandar Rakić.

Ankalaev is 18-1 and has won nine straight bouts since losing a Fight Night bout against Paul Craig in 2018. This is his first title bout in UFC.

Ankalaev is a sizable favorite in this bout with -345 odds to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. Blackhowicz is +285. Total rounds is installed at 3.5 with the under priced at -130 and the over priced at +100. The favored outcome is an Ankalaev stoppage at +110 with the second best odds set for an Ankalaev decision at +215. A Blachowicz KO, TKO, or DQ at +600 has the third best odds.

We’ll be providing live updates throughout the fight with round-by-round scoring until a winner is determined.

Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev round by round results

Round 1: Ankalaev 10-9

Early leg kick by Blachowicz connects, both men examining each other. Ankalaev scores a high kick. Magomed turns it up a notch to end the round, throwing a couple left hands, but both seemed to be on the conservative side.

Round 2: Blachowicz 10-9

Magomed scores yet another good high kick to start the round. Blachowicz hurts Ankalaev with a short low leg kick. Blachowicz stuns Magomed with a straight right hand. Ankalaev now bleeding from the nose. Round three on the horizon!

Round 3: Blachowicz 10-9

Blachowicz comes out with two leg kicks to put Ankalaev in his tracks. Ankalaev’s left leg has no life, therefore his power punches not as effective. Cut now forming near the right eye of Ankalaev.

Round 4: Ankalaev 10-9

Ankalaev regains control and dominated the round. His ground and pound was very effective, throwing Blachowicz off from his ability throw leg kicks. His corner implying for him to keep at it. After the first three rounds of Blachowicz connecting clean, it was paused from Magomed’s strong grappling.

Round 5: Ankalaev 10-9

The tide turns here, as Magomed showed his superior grappling skills, forcing Blachowicz to the mat early in the round. Ankalaev slowing him down and Blachowicz is in a bit of trouble this round. Magomed throwing elbows and big head shots, stoppage ensuing if Blachowicz doesn’t move. Ankalaev seizes control and Blachowicz is gassed.

Final decision: 48-47 Blachowicz, 48-46 Ankalaev, 47-47 Draw.