Glover Teixeira, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, was scheduled to face Jiri Prochazka for the 205-pound title on Saturday night’s but “Denisa” injured his shoulder and had to give up his belt.
On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will host its final pay-per-view (PPV) of the year, featuring a contest for the vacant Light Heavyweight title between Jan Blachowicz.
He is a former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, and Magomed Ankalaev, the No. 3-seeded fighter.
Paddy Pimblett, the rising star who will compete in the co-main event of UFC 282, which will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, plans to maintain his momentum at the expense of the tough veteran Jared Gordon.
Magomed Ankalaev, a top contender, was quickly moved from his Jan Blachowicz fight, which was also scheduled for UFC 282, to the main event, but Teixiera refused to take on the Russian bruiser with only two weeks’ notice, so he was demoted to the sidelines.
“I don’t know why he didn’t accept the fight but hey, if I was him, I don’t know, maybe I wouldn’t accept this fight too,” Ankalaev told
Teixeira’s request for the fight to be postponed until UFC 283 in January made sense because it’s hard to imagine that a fighter who has battled Prochazka, Jon Jones, and Anthony Johnson, among other 205-pound killers, would be afraid of any opponent on the current light heavyweight roster.
Teixeira’s request to move the fight to UFC 283 in January made sense because it is difficult to believe that a fighter who has faced off against 205-pound killing machines like Prochazka, Jon Jones, and Anthony Johnson would be intimidated by any opponent on the current light heavyweight roster.