Marc Goddard to referee Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira 2 at UFC 282


Veteran MMA referee Marc Goddard will be the third man in the cage for Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira 2, which headlines UFC 282 on Dec. 10 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Goddard, who will receive $2,500 for his work in the light heavyweight title fight.

Goddard, a U.K. citizen who has supervised several titles bouts in the UFC over recent years, is a regular at high-profile fights. He was selected over candidates Herb Dean, Jason Herzog, Chris Tognoni and Mark Smith.

Judging the title bout will be Mike Bell, Sal D’Amato and Derek Cleary, who will each receive $2,000 for the job. They are some of the best judges in the sport and have been a part of many pay-per view headliners.

The promotion’s last pay-per view event, 2022. is marked by

UFC 282 After Teixeira won the “Fight of the year” title at UFC 275, Prochazka will face Teixeira in the second round.

UFC 282’s fight card includes:

Main card (ESPN+ pay per-view at 10. p.m. ET)

Jiri PROCHAZKA vs. Glover Teixeira

Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev

Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon

Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

Bryce Mitchell vs. Ilia Topuria

Preliminary Card (ESPN2, ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Ovince Saint Preux

Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Jay Perrin

Darren Till vs. Dricus Du Plessis

Jairzinho Rozenstruik against Chris Daukaus

Early Prelims (ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. ET)

Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Dalcha Lungiambula

Billy Quarantillo and Alexander Hernandez

Chris Curtis vs. Joaquin Buckley

T.J. Brown vs. Erik Silva

Ronnie Lawrence vs. Cameron Saaiman

Vinicius Salvador vs. Daniel Da Silva