Now main eventing UFC 282, Jan Blachowicz is ready to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title. He faces off against the dangerous Magomed Ankalaev on December 10 for the vacant title.
The fight takes place inside Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Blachowicz and Ankalaev will be fighting for gold after champion Jiri Prochazka relinquished the belt after suffering an injury. Prochazka was originally supposed to defend the belt in a rematch against Glover Teixeira.
On the plane to Las Vegas when the news broke, Blachowicz will now be preparing for a last-minute five-round affair.
That was the craziest several hours ever. I left Warsaw to take part in the eliminator match, and a few hours later I’ve arrived as a title challenger. I’m ready. Keep fingers crossed.@jiri_bjp – huge respect for your conduct! Get well! #UFC282
— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) November 24, 2022
“That was the craziest several hours ever. I left Warsaw to take part in the eliminator match, and a few hours later I’ve arrived as a title challenger. I’m ready. Keep fingers crossed. @jiri_bjp – huge respect for your conduct! Get well! #UFC282”
Blachowicz won the UFC light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes in 2020. After losing the belt against Teixeira in 2021, his last fight was a TKO win in May over Aleksandar Rakic.
Anakalev made his pro debut in 2014. Since losing his UFC debut in 2018 against Paul Craig, Ankalaev has won nine in a row. His last fight was a TKO win against Anthony Smith in July.
What are they expected to make at UFC 282? The Sporting News looks into the fighter’s purse history.
Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev fight purse, prize money
The official UFC 282 purse has not yet been revealed. Previous payouts for Blachowicz and Ankalaev could help provide some insight as to how much they will earn.
Per The Sports Daily, in his UFC debut in 2014 against Ilir Latifi, Blachowicz took home $47,000. When he won his first Performance of the Night bonus against Devin Clark in 2017, he took home $131,000. Knocking out Corey Anderson in 2020, Blachowicz made a then-career-high $160,000.
When he beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 in 2020 for the UFC light heavyweight title, the Polish star took home $430,000. Beating UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in 2021 to retain the light heavyweight title, Blachowicz made $540,000. Although he lost the title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 267, Blachowicz took home $642,000.
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Per The Sports Daily, Ankalaev made about $13,500 when he lost his UFC debut against Paul Craig. He made about $70,000 in his first fight in February 2020 against Ion Cutelaba, and $125,000 in the rematch in October of that year (both were wins). Ankalaev made $116,000 in 2021 against Volkan Oezdemir.
Per The Sports Grail, Ankalaev made about $78,000 against former UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Smith in July 2022.
What is Jan Blachowicz’s net worth?
Per Essentially Sports, Blachowicz’s net worth is around $3.5 million.
What is Magomed Ankalaev’s net worth?
Per First Sportz, Ankalaev has a net worth of about $900K.
When is UFC 282: Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev?
- Date: Saturday, December 10
- FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6:15 p.m. ET | 11:15 p.m. ET GMT | 10:15 a.m. AEDT
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT (approximately)
UFC 282 takes place on Dec. 10. The FIGHT PASS prelims begin at 6:15 p.m. ET | 11:15 p.m. ET GMT | 10:15 a.m. AEDT, while the regular prelims start at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT.
Blachowicz and Ankalaev should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch UFC 282: Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. Dec. 10||ESPN+, ESPN PPV|
|Canada||Sat. Dec. 10||BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|United Kingdom||Sun. Dec. 11||BT Sport|
|Australia||Sun. Dec. 11||Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
The main card for UFC 282 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+.
In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass.
In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev PPV price: How much does UFC 282 cost?
- $74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
- $99.98 (new subscribers)
In the U.S., the UFC 282 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 282 is $74.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $99.98 for the UFC 282 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$9.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$99.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$13.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$19.99/month|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$74.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$99.98, then $69.99/year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||
$88.98, then $13.99/month
UFC 282 fight card
- Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title
- Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon; Lightweights
- Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Welterweights
- Darren Till vs. Dricus du Plessis; Middleweights
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Ilia Topuria; Featherweights
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Chris Daukaus; Heavyweights
- Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Jay Perrin; Bantamweights
- Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Dalcha Lungiambula; Middleweights
- Chris Curtis vs. Joaquin Buckley; Middleweights
FIGHT PASS Prelims
- Billy Quarantillo vs. Alexander Hernandez; Lightweights
- T.J. Brown vs. Erik Silva; Featherweights
- Ovince Saint Preux vs. Antonio Trocoli; Light Heavyweights
- Ronnie Lawrence vs. Cameron Saaiman; Bantamweights
- Vinicius Salvador vs. Daniel da Silva; Flyweights
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