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UFC 282: Blachowicz vs Ankalaev: 5 best wins of Magomed Ankalaev

UFC 282: Blachowicz vs Ankalaev: 5 best wins of Magomed Ankalaev

UFC 282: UFC News: After all the head-banging, UFC 282 finally has a main event. Finally, on Saturday, December 10, 2022, Ultimate Fighting Championship is all set for the final PPV of the year at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a must-see headliner where Jan Blachowicz (29-9), a longtime fan favorite, and […]

UFC 282: UFC News: After all the head-banging, UFC 282 finally has a main event. Finally, on Saturday, December 10, 2022, Ultimate Fighting Championship is all set for the final PPV of the year at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a must-see headliner where Jan Blachowicz (29-9), a longtime fan favorite, and No. 3-ranked light heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev (18-1) are battling for the UFC Vacant Light Heavyweight Championship. Follow UFC News updates with InsideSport.In

Thanks to his impeccable winning streak and the fact that he seems to be yet another unbeatable Dagestani powerhouse, Ankalaev is regarded as the favorite coming into their match. Just as we did before when we looked at Blachowicz’s top five victories, in this article, we’ll see the top 5 wins for the other half of UFC 282’s main event. Let’s check and find out about Ankalaev’s top five triumphs.

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UFC 282: Top five victories of Magomed Ankalaev

Ankalaev’s first win against Marcin Prachnio

The Dagestani fighter was seeking his first victory and seemed to be hunting for a way to beat Prachnio after suffering his first UFC defeat. And he was successful since it didn’t take him long to gain his first victory and he did manage to do it in the very first round against Prachnio.

UFC 282: Blachowicz vs Ankalaev: 5 best wins of Magomed Ankalaev

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UFC 282: Blachowicz vs Ankalaev: 5 best wins of Magomed Ankalaev

After Prachnio charged in, Ankalaev hit him with a stunning hook and then used a powerful combination, followed by a left high kick that sent Prachnio to the ground. Due to further Ankalaev ground-and-pound, Herb Dean was forced to terminate the fight. And Ankalaev’s first UFC victory came about in the best possible way.

Ankalaev vs Dalcha Lungiambula

Ankalaev’s matchup with Dalcha Lungiambula has indeed been his career’s most high point thus far. The two strong attackers in Russia engaged in combat for just under two rounds. Ankalaev won the match with a fantastic front kick that Lungiambula was woefully under-prepared for in the 3 round. And this made everyone aware that Ankalaev is a serious contender thanks to this victory.

2 back-to-back wins against Ion Cutelaba

At UFC Fight Night, the first fight between Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba delivered another magnificent moment. As usual, Ankalaev got things started quickly and furiously, pummeling Cutelaba and prompting the referee to call off the fight. However, the UFC made the decision to bring it back immediately, and at UFC 254, the two rematches took place.

Ankalaev dispatched Cutelaba once more in the first round, putting an end to any questions about his abilities. For Ankalaev, it was indeed a dream come true, as it propelled him up the UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Ankalaev vs Santos

Ankalaev, who had already completed a string of seven victories, made his way to the octagon on March 12 to face Thiago Santos for the first bout this year. Both fighters put up a valiant effort in the encounter, which the Dagestani lightweight dominated throughout. 

In an effort to defeat Ankalaev, the Brazilian fighter used his well-known fighting technique. But he managed to control it with the help of his counterattack. Regardless of the fact that Ankalaev wasn’t at the top of his game, this victory is unquestionably in the top five of all of them.

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