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UFC 267: Everything You Need To Know About Blachowicz vs Teixeira

Two title matches lead the way as the UFC hits Abu Dhabi
10:35, 27 Oct 2021

UFC returns to pay-per-view this weekend with a card that boasts two championship fights, and a host of intriguing match-ups. Jan Blachowicz defends his UFC Light Heavyweight championship against the resurgent Glover Teixeira. The co-main event is an Interim Bantamweight championship bout, with Cory Sandhagen stepping in to face Petr Yan, replacing full champion Aljamain Sterling who withdrew due to a neck injury.

The undercard features Khabib Nurmagomedov’s friend and training partner Islam Makhachev in a lightweight bout against the ever-exciting Dan Hooker, while heavyweight striker Alexander Volkov faces the in-form Marcin Tybura.

When: Saturday 30th October. The prelims are expected to kick off at 3:30pm UK time, with the main card to follow at 7pm.

Where: Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi

How To Watch: The early prelims are available on UFC Fight Pass, before the BT Sport coverage starts at 5pm.

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Tale Of The Tape:

Blachowicz

Place Of Birth: Cieszyn, Poland

Age: 38

Years As A Pro: 14

Height: 6’2”

Reach: 78”

Stance: Orthodox

KO Percentage: 28%

Teixeira

Place Of Birth: Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Age: 42

Years As A Pro: 19

Height: 6’2”

Reach: 76”

Stance: Orthodox

KO Percentage: 56%

Last Fight:

Blachowicz is coming off a decision win in a Champion vs Champion superfight with Middleweight king Israel Adesanya in March. The Pole handed Adesanya the first loss of his career at UFC 259. 

Teixeira’s last outing was a submission win over Thiago Santos, in which he recovered several barrages of heavy shots to turn the tide. The fight earned the Brazilian several ‘Comeback Of The Year’ awards, and set him on course for his second shot at the UFC title.

What They Say:

Blachowicz: “I’m expecting the best Glover ever because maybe this is his last fight, maybe his last chance for a title shot, so I have to be ready for the best Glover ever.” (Just Scrap Radio)

Teixeira: “My strategy is to impose my game. We can’t give away too many details, how it’s going to be, what he does and how we'll work around it. But it’s to pressure all the time.” (Ag Fight)

Main Card:

UFC Light Heavyweight Title - Jan Blachowicz (c) vs Glover Teixeira 

UFC Interim Bantamweight Title - Cory Sandhagen vs Petr Yan 

Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker 

Alexander Volkov vs. Marcin Tybura

Li Jingliang vs. Khamzat Chimaev 

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir

Prelims:

Amanda Ribas vs. Virna Jandiroba 

Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov 

Albert Duraev vs. Roman Kopylov 

Shamil Gamzatov vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk 

Makwan Amirkhani vs. Lerone Murphy 

Hu Yaozong vs. Alen Amedovski 

Magomed Mustafaev vs. Damir Ismagulov 

Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Allan Nascimento

 

Main Event Odds via Betfred: Blachowicz 1/3 Teixeira 9/4

 

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