UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka has suffered a shoulder injury that will require a significant rehabilitation period. Out of respect for the athletes and the division, Prochazka chose to vacate his title and will compete for the belt as soon as he is medically cleared.
As a result, the new main event of UFC 282 will see former champion and No. 2-ranked Jan Blachowicz take on No. 3-ranked Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant and undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship.
A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with legendary knockout power, Blachowicz has won four of his last six wins in emphatic fashion and is looking to reclaim his lost crown with another signature win. Ankalaev is currently riding the second-longest winning streak in UFC light heavyweight history with nine wins, five of them via the finish, and plans to extend his streak by winning his first UFC title.
Due to a change in the main event, refunds will be available at point of sale.
UFC 282: BLACHOWICZ vs. ANKALAEV takes place on Saturday, December 10 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.