UFC 282 weigh-in results: Jan Blachowicz, Magomed Ankalaev on weight for title fight, 1 fighter misses


Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev are set to compete for a vacant throne.

The light heavyweight contenders both successfully made weight for Saturday’s UFC 282 championship main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with Blachowicz weighing 204. 5 pounds and Magomed Ankalaev weighing 205 pounds at the official weigh-ins.

See highlights of the weigh-ins above.

Blachowicz was the first fighter to weigh in Friday morning, with Ankalaev stepping to the scale not long after. Blachowicz, a former champion of the UFC, is fighting for this title and Ankalaev for it. Their current ranking is No. 4 and No. 6 respectively in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings.

Blachowicz & Ankalaev had originally been scheduled to fight in a 3-round co-main, but they were moved to the 5-round main event after Jiri Prochazka was forced to pull out of a title fight against Glover Teixeira. Prochazka gave up the UFC lightweight heavyweight title. He will be out of action for some time due to surgery.

One UFC 282 fighter missed weight, Daniel Da Silva. The Brazilian flyweight came in at 129 pounds, three pounds over the limit for a non-title flyweight bout. His bout with Vinicius Salvador will proceed as a catchweight with da Silva forfeiting 20 percent of his purse as penalty.

See full UFC 282 official weigh-in results below.

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)

Jan Blachowicz (204. 5) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (205)

Paddy Pimblett (156) vs. Jared Gordon (155. 5)

Santiago Ponzinibbio (179. 5) vs. Alex Morono (179. 5) — 180-pound catchweight

Darren Till (184. 5) vs. Dricus Du Plessis (185)

Bryce Mitchell (146) vs. Ilia Topuria (146)

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

Raul Rosas Jr. (136) vs. Jay Perrin (136)

Jairzinho Rozenstruik (261. 5) vs. Chris Daukaus (242. 5)

Edmen Shahbazyan (185. 5) vs. Dalcha Lungiambula (185. 5)

Chris Curtis (186) vs. Joaquin Buckley (185. 5)

Early Prelims (ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET)

Billy Quarantillo (146) vs. Alexander Hernandez (145. 5)

T.J. Brown (145. 5) vs. Erik Silva (146)

Vinicius Salvador (126) vs. Daniel Da Silva (129)*

Cameron Saaiman (135) vs. Steven Koslow (136)

*Da Silva did not reach the flyweight limit. His bout with Vinicius Salvador will proceed at a catchweight with da Silva forfeiting 20 percent of his purse as penalty.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/9/23502031/ufc-282-weigh-in-results-jan-blachowicz-magomed-ankalaev-on-weight-for-title-fight-1-fighter-misses?rand=96749