UFC 282: Blachowicz Vs Ankalaev Betting Odds, Analysis & Picks

UFC 282: Blachowicz Vs Ankalaev Betting Odds, Analysis & Picks

Jan Blachowicz versus Magomed Ankalaev is such a huge bout that UFC has made it the highlight of this Saturday’s pay per view event. UFC 282 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Blachowicz will enter the Octagon an underdog versus the well-regarded Ankalaev. Also on the main card, super popular Paddy Pimblett throws down against Jared Gordon. Check out UFC Odds, analysis, and free picks for the main card bouts at UFC 282.

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UFC 282 Main Card Event Info

  • When: Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 pm ET
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  • TV / Streaming: ESPN PPV

Bryce Mitchell +130 vs Ilia Topuria -155

15-1 Bryce Mitchell has a 1-inch reach advantage and a 3 inches height advantage. Mitchell is also 15-1 and heads into this off 3 straight decision wins.

Topuria will head to the Octagon with a 12-0 record. Mitchell doesn’t have the best striking skills. The fact Ilia is 4-0 via TKO/KO victories and 7-0 via submissions, means the favorite can be flexible. Topuria wins. 

UFC 282 Pick: Ilia Topuria  

Darren Till +160 vs Dricus Du Plessis -190

Underdog Darren Till is a decent striker. Till is 10-1 in knockout and technical knockout victories. It’s a different story when it comes to submissions. Till is 2-2 in submission wins.

Favored Dricus Du Plessis has won his last three bouts. Not only that, but Till has lost 4-of-5 and lost fought December 4, 2021. Plessis should have no trouble securing the victory in this match. 

UFC 282 Pick: Dricus Du Plessis 

Santiago Ponzinibbio -180 vs Alex Morono +155

Most are all over Ponzinibbio. The favored MMA fighter in this has a decent 29-6 record and is 15-3 via knockout wins and 6-0 via submission victories.

Alex Morono is 6-2 via TKO or KO wins and 6-0 via submission victories. Not only that, but Morono has won 4 straight while Ponzinibbio has lost 3-of-4. For sure, Santiago has fought the better opponents. Still, at the odds, the fave is an underlay. 

UFC 282 Pick: Alex Morono  

Paddy Pimblett -260 vs Jared Gordon +210

If we just go off physical advantages, Paddy wins this. Pimblett has a 5 inches reach advantage over Gordon. Paddy also is an inch taller. 

Gordon has won 4-of-5. So he’s fighting well. But although fighting well, Gordon should be in some trouble in this match. Pimblett has won 5 straight and has a fantastic striking record, 6-0, and a terrific submission record, 9-1. 

The underdog in this won’t make it easy. Pimblett is still the play. 

UFC 282 Pick: Paddy Pimblett 

Jan Blachowicz +240 vs Magomed Ankalaev -300

Blachowicz and Ankalaev are two of UFC’s toughest dudes. Jan heads into this after beating Aleksandr Rakic in his last.

Blachowicz is 4-1 straight up in his last 5 with the only loss happening via submission versus Glover Teixeira. Ankalaev has won 9 straight, which explains why he’s the favorite in this.

No doubt, Ankalaev can win. But laying -300 on him versus an experienced high-level fighter like Blachowicz is asking too much. Jan gets the nod. 

UFC 282 Pick: Jan Blachowicz  

 
 

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