UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev prediction, odds, picks, time: Best bets on the fight card from an MMA expert

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The interim light heavyweight title is on the line in the main event of UFC 282 on Saturday night, when former champion Jan Blachowicz takes on rising contender Magomed Ankalaev. Their fight heads the main fight card of the UFC 282 tournament (22:00) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The matchup between Blachowicz, ranked 3rd, and Ankalaev, ranked 4th, was already scheduled on the card as a title elimination game, but was moved to the main event with an interim title on the line because defending champion Jiří Prochazka was forced to withdraw. after a rematch against Glover Teixeira due to an injury sustained in training camp that would sideline him indefinitely.

Ankalaev is the -260 favorite (risk $260 to win $100), while Blachowicz comes back with +220 in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest UFC 282 odds: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev. In the co-main event, lightweight prospects take center stage as Paddy Pimblett (-245) takes on Jared Gordon (+205). Before fixing any UFC 282 pick: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev, make sure you see MMA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine analyst Kyle Marley.

Marley won the first-ever UFC betting contest “ToutMaster” sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and regularly appears on several MMA bets and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every fight on every professional MMA card and does a thorough research before every competition.

Over the past three plus years, $100 bettors who followed Marley’s predictions have won over $12,000. The seasoned MMA analyst kicked off the 2022 UFC season in January by advising SportsLine members to back Calvin Kattar (+200) against Gigi Chikaze (-240) in the featherweight main event. Kattar’s lopsided unanimous decision victory gave Marley’s followers another easy win. Anyone who followed him is at the top.

With UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev on the horizon, Marley studied the card from top to bottom and showed his best bets. You can only see his MMA selection on SportsLine..

UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev Preview

UFC management decided to go down the interim title route when it became clear that the original main event would be in limbo indefinitely. The opportunity fell on Blachowicz and Ankalaev, both of whom were top contenders for the next light heavyweight title shot and were already poised to face each other on the card.

Blachowicz (29-9) had a memorably late career resurgence when he won nine out of 10 fights and won the belt in the process. His first successful defense came against former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who was undefeated at the time and aspired to become a two-division champion.

But the 39-year-old Polish slugger, best known for his immense strength and underrated athleticism, lost to Teixeira and was submitted in the second round at UFC 267. – Aleksander Rakic ​​rejoined the title picture in May.

Ankalaev (18-1) joined the UFC as an undefeated and coveted prospect known for his height and knockout power, but his ascent was briefly thwarted by a last-second loss to journeyman Paul Craig in his UFC debut.

Since then, the 30-year-old Russian fighter has racked up nine wins in a row, but his stock has declined slightly because he faced mostly modest competition during this period. What’s more, a relatively cautious style of play has resulted in three lackluster decision wins in a row. But the prospect regained some of his momentum and fan support after a second-round stoppage of former title contender Anthony Smith at UFC 277 in May. You can see who’s back here.

Predictions for UFC 282

We share one of Marley’s UFC 282 picks here: he backs Chris Curtis (+135) to raise his hand against Joaquin Buckley (-155) in the Explosive Middleweights matchup on the preliminary card.

Curtis (29-9) is a 13-year-old MMA professional with 16 knockouts. He earned a shot at the UFC thanks to a strong recommendation to promotion management from his training partner Sean Strickland, who is currently ranked seventh in the division. Curtis has won his first three fights in the promotion, two of which ended in a stoppage, but is looking to bounce back from a decision loss to Jack Hermansson in July.

Buckley (15-5) is also a powerful puncher who has earned four performance bonuses while going 5-3 in eight UFC appearances. He saw a three-fight winning streak end with a decision loss to Nassurdin Imavov in September.

“This fight should be bright as long as it lasts and both fighters have deadly power. I don’t agree that Buckley is such a big favorite, so I’ll be on Curtis’ side in close combat,” Marley told SportsLine. See who else to choose here.

How to make a choice at UFC 282

Marley has a good shot at Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev and all the other fights on the UFC Fight Night card. He also backs a fighter who “is the most dangerous fighter in the entire world” to a dominating victory. Marley’s picks and predictions are only available on SportsLine..

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UFC 282 odds fight card

See the full picks, predictions and best bets for UFC 282 here.

Magomed Ankalaev (-260) vs. Jan Blachowicz (+220)
Paddy Pimblett (-245) vs. Jared Gordon (+205)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (-170) vs. Alex Morono (+150):
Drycus du Plessis (-180) vs. Darren Till (+160)
Ilya Topuria (-140) vs. Bryce Mitchell (+120)
Joaquin Buckley (-155) vs Chris Curtis (+135)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik (-165) vs. Chris Daukaus (+145)
Raul Rosas (-240) vs. Jay Perrin (+200)
Edmen Shahbazyan (-310) vs. Dalcha Lungiambula (+255)
Billy Quarantillo (-170) vs. Alexander Hernandez (+150)
Eric Silva (-115) vs. TJ Brown (-105)
Vinicius Salvador (-210) vs. Daniel Da Silva (+180)
Cameron Boringman (-310) vs. Stephen Koslow (+255)



Source: www.cbssports.com