“You Know What” – Joe Rogan, Jan Blachowicz & Magomed Ankalaev React to Split-Decision Draw at UFC 282

Published 12/11/2022, 1:58 AM EST

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UFC light heavyweight title remains vacant after UFC 282 in Las Vegas. The UFC made Ankalaev vs. Blachowicz the main event title fight after Jiri Prochazka pulled out of the Glover Teixeira fight due to a shoulder injury. However, the fight ended in a split draw, leaving the fighters and fans equally disappointed.

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Ankalaev came into the fight riding a 9-fight win streak. He had only lost once in his UFC career. Meanwhile, the former champion was coming off a win over Aleksandar Rakic. Blachowicz had only lost one in his last five- his title defense against Glover Teixeira.

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Fans react to UFC 282

39-year-old Jan Blachowicz and 30-year-old Magomed Ankalaev gave it their all at UFC 282. However, both fighters battled it out to a split-decision draw that bewildered everyone, including Joe Rogan and Dana White.

Speaking after the fight, Blachowicz said he was sure he hadn’t won the fight.

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Meanwhile, Ankalaev was visibly upset and made it known in his post-fight speech.

Another fan tweeted out an opinion saying Jiri Prochazka is still the champion after that UFC 282 surprise.

UFC President Dana White said the main event disappointed him.

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White also revealed in the post-fight press conference that they were angling for Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira for the vacant title in Brazil.

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What are your thoughts on that main event? Did you think there was a clear winner? What do you make of the UFC’s idea for the vacant title fight? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.
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