Jan Blachowicz and Magmoed Ankalaev meet for the vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 282 after former champion Jiri Prochazka had to pull out.
Prochazka was slated to make the first defence of his light heavyweight belt in a rematch against Glover Teixeira in the main event, having earned a fifth-round submission victory over the Brazilian to claim the strap at UFC 275.
However, the Czech announced he wouldn't be able to fight and subsequently vacated the title on 23rd November due to shoulder surgery that will require at least six months of rehabilitation.
Teixeira rejected the chance to face either Ankalaev or Blachowicz at such short notice, so he has also lost his place on the card at T-Mobile Arena.
Blachowicz is looking to reclaim the light heavyweight championship after losing it to Teixeira at UFC 267 but he's since bounced back to beat Aleksandar Rakic.
The Pole, who is 2/1 to win in Las Vegas, is ranked #2 and has only lost one of his last seven trips to the Octagon.
Earlier on the card, Liverpool's Paddy Pimblett is involved in the co-main event when he takes on Jared Gordon at lightweight.
Pimblett is 1/2 to make it four wins from four since signing for the UFC and Gordon can be backed at to come out on top.
Darren Till, also from Liverpool, makes his highly-anticipated return to action against the exciting Dricus du Plessis at middleweight.
Till, who hasn't fought since September 2021, is 11/10 to bounce back to winning ways after defeats to Derek Brunson and Robert Whittaker, while Du Plessis, priced at , has caught the eye when sealing three successive victories since joining the UFC.
What: Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
When: 23:00, Saturday 10th December 2022
How to watch: BT Sport
Odds: Jan Blachowicz 2/1, Magomed Ankalaev
UFC 272 is set to take place on Saturday 10th December.
The preliminary card starts at 23:00 and the main card gets underway at 01:00 with Blachowicz and Ankalaev expected to walk to the Octagon at around 04:00.
The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas plays host to UFC 282.
Yes, the preliminary card and main card are both set to be broadcast on BT Sport.
Ankalaev is the 2/5 favourite to claim the light heavyweight title after winning nine in a row, although this will be his first attempt to secure a UFC belt. Blachowicz is 2/1 to come out on top and he is a former champion.
Yes, the vacant light heavyweight belt is on the line in the main event.
38 fights, 29 wins (9 KOs), 9 defeats
19 fights, 18 wins (10 KOs), 1 defeat
Paddy Pimblett vs Jared Gordon
Robbie Lawler vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Darren Till vs Dricus du Plessis
Bryce Mitchell vs Ilia Topuria
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Chris Daukaus
Raul Rosas Jr. vs Jay Perrin
Edmen Shahbazyan vs Dalcha Lungiambula
Chris Curtis vs Joaquin Buckley
Early preliminary card
Billy Quarantillo vs Alexander Hernandez
T.J. Brown vs Erik Silva
Vinicius Salvador vs Daniel da Silva
Ronnie Lawrence vs Cameron Saaiman