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UFC 282 Predictions - Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev

09 Dec 2022
Chris Horton 09 Dec 2022
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  • UFC 282 takes place this weekend
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  • Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev prediction and more!
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  • UFC 282 Predictions and Best Bets
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We’ve had a lot of cancellations and last-minute replacements, but this is the final UFC pay-per-view event of the year and we’re pumped for some action! is the best sportsbook in the game and has lots of UFC 282 promotions as well as great odds on every fight, with live betting as well!

We look ahead to the card and have UFC 282 predictions on this page!

Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev Preview

When former champion Jiri Prochazka was out with injury, it was only fitting that former champion Jan Blachowicz took on Magomed Ankalaev for the belt.

Blachowicz has been pushing boundaries by taking on the toughest contenders and defeating them.

The legendary Polish fighter has beaten the likes of Dominick Reyes, Corey Anderson, and Aleksandar Rakic in this run which has seen him capture and defend UFC gold.

Blachowicz will hold the experience as he enters his fourth title fight against a man who many believed will hold UFC glory eventually, Magomed Ankalaev.

Ankalaev faced adversity in his UFC debut where he suffered a final second submission loss to Paul Craig in a fight he was winning.

Although he picked up from here to win his next nine fights which have earned him this title shot.

Ankalaev has beaten top names in Nikita Krylov, Thiago Santos, and Anthony Smith in his successful stint.

This will be an intriguing fight where Jan Blachowicz will hold the championship experience, but Ankalaev has momentum on his side.

UFC 282 Predictions and Best Bets

Our first best bet this week is a two-leg parlay combining two favourites in Raul Rosas Jr and Paddy Pimblett.

18-year-old Raul Rosas Jr has UFC title aspirations and his skill set makes him one of the most touted talents.

He is facing a favourable opponent in Jay Perrin who enters this contest losing his last two, so we think Raul should have a successful debut.

For our second leg, we are backing Paddy "The Baddy".

This kid has taken the sport by storm, and he is back again to prove that he is not just a hype train.

Gordon has been finished five times in his career and Paddy will give him a lot of problems on the feet & ground given his elite BJJ.

We think Paddy has a good chin, youth and good ground game. These advantages will help him get past another contender to make it 4-0 in the Octagon.

Our next pick comes on an exciting main-card bout between two undefeated Featherweights in Bryce Mitchell and Ilia Topuria.

Both fighters are highly skilled on the feet and ground which is what makes this fight amazing.

We're not sure who takes this contest but given the skills on both sides, at 2/1 odds we think this one hits the scorecards.

Our final bet comes on the main event between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev.

Jan has had a good title run but we think it's time for Ankalaev to take over.

Ankalaev is superior everywhere, he is a great technical boxer, a good kicker and has reliable cardio and elite wrestling.

We think he will take his time and dominate Jan Blachowicz across five rounds.

UFC 282 Betting Picks

  • Selection: Raul Rosas Jr & Paddy Pimblett (Win market) @2.02
  • Selection: Bryce Mitchell vs Ilia Topuria to go the distance @2.1
  • Selection: Magomed Ankalaev by Decision (Win method) @2.95
  • Selection: Parlay all Selections @12.5