15 fights are scheduled for the UFC’s final pay-per-view event in 2022, including the main event rematch of one of the front-runners for Fight of the Year.
The main card and complete roster for UFC 282, which takes place on December 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, were made public during Saturday’s broadcast of UFC Vegas 65.In the main event, Glover Teixeira, the man Jiri Prochazka defeated to win the championship in an unforgettable UFC 275 classic, will challenge for the light heavyweight title.
The co-main event of the 205-pound division will likely feature a title eliminator fight between former champion Jan Blachowicz and the rising Magomed Ankalaev.In a featured fight, Paddy Pimblett takes on Jared Gordon, the toughest opponent of his career thus far, in an effort to maintain his unbeaten record in the UFC.
The pay-per-view card will get underway with a pivotal fight between up-and-coming featherweights Bryce Mitchell and Ilia Topuria, while the main card will conclude with former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler taking on Santiago Ponzinibbio.
On the ESPN2 preliminary stage, Darren Till faces Dricus Du Plessis. Cameron Saaiman is still scheduled to compete on the card against an opponent that has yet to be announced as a result of Ronnie Lawrence’s withdrawal, according to a person with knowledge of the promotion’s plans who confirmed this to MMA Fighting. As of right now, the only hole in the lineup is during the early prelims.
The complete UFC 282 lineup is provided below.
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV)
Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira – light heavyweight title fight
Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon
Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Bryce Mitchell vs. Ilia Topuria
Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN+)
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Philipe Lins
Jay Perrin vs. Raul Rosas Jr.
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Darren Till
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Chris Daukaus
Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET on ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass)
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
Billy Quarantillo vs. Alexander Hernandez
Chris Curtis vs. Joaquin Buckley
T.J. Brown vs. Erik Silva
Cameron Saaiman vs. TBD
Vinicius Salvador vs. Daniel Da Silva