Jiri Prochazka Vacates Light Heavyweight Title Due to Injury, Won't Fight at UFC 282

Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev new UFC 282 main event after Glover Texeira declines to fight new opponent, via Yahoo!Sports.

By Timothy James | November 23, 2022

UFC 282 just suffered a major blow - the rematch of arguably the greatest light heavyweight championship fight in UFC history is now canceled after a significant injury to Jiri Prochazka. The co-main event between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev now becomes the headliner.

Prochazka voluntarily vacated his belt after suffering an orthopedic injury. At this time, the details of the injury are unknown. The UFC offered Texeira a new opponent, but the former champ turned the offer down.

UFC 282 was scheduled to be a difference maker in the light heavyweight division, with both a championship bout and a top-contenders decider. Now, the top-contenders step into the main event - with the winner likely the next opponent for Glover Texeira for the now vacant title.

It’s a tough loss for fight fans, who wanted to see if the rematch could live up to the epicness that was Prochazka vs. Glover 1.

Stay tuned for more developments.

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