With a Saturday afternoon title card at UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the main card is stacked with contenders across the men’s division. Headlined by the light heavyweight title bout between the champion Jan Blachowicz (28-8-0) defending his belt from Glover Teixeira (31-7-0), the six-fight main card features seven total fighters ranked fifth or higher. The UFC is ready to put on a show in its return to Fight Island.
UFC 267 Fight Details
- What: UFC 267 – Blachowicz vs Teixeira
- When: Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 2 p.m. EST
- Where: Fight Island Facilities – Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- TV Broadcast: ESPN+
- Live Stream: Stream here
If you’re looking for a breakdown of the main and co-main events for UFC 267, we invite you to check out our preview HERE.
Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira Fight Preview
In the first matchup of the main card, No.7 Magomed Ankalaev (15-1-0) aims to defend his spot from No.8 Volkan Oezdemir (17-5-0) in the light heavyweight division. Ankalaev is on a six-fight win streak, with three first-round knockouts in that time. With a one-inch height advantage and six-inch leg reach advantage, the Russian hopes to not only hold his spot but move up with a statement victory. Oezdemir, 32, was challenging for the division title just three years ago at UFC 220 against Daniel Cormier. Since then he’s lost three of his last five fights and enters Saturday coming off of a loss in 2020 at UFC 251 on Fight Island. In that event’s preliminary finisher, Oezdemir fell to Jin Prochazka by way of TKO in the second round.
Next on the card at UFC 267 is a welterweight bout between No.11 Li Jingliang (18-6-0) and unranked Khamzat Chimaev (9-0). Undefeated, Chimaev has finished all of his professional fights, six by knockout and three by submission. With a solid mixture of power and grappling ability himself, Jingliang combines with Chimaev to present a fight that can end a number of ways.
When No.5 heavyweight Alexander Volkov (33-9-0) enters The Octagon in the main event’s third fight, he’ll be looking for a knockout finish of No.8 Marcin Tybura (22-6-0). Volkov has 22 knockout finishes but has mostly drawn decisions in the UFC. His opponent, Tybura, however, has flexed his power recently, knocking out Greg Hardy and Walt Harris in the second and first rounds of his last two contests. The momentum is with Tybura entering this match, currently riding a winning streak of five fights.
The last fight before the headlines of the main card is a lightweight bout between No.5 Islam Makhachecv and No.6 Dan Hooker. It will be Hooker’s second fight in just over a month, as the longtime veteran of The Octagon fought just last month at UFC 266. There he grabbed a three-round unanimous decision victory over unranked Nasrat Haqparast. His opponent Saturday is Makhachev, a training partner of the former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Makhachev’s unbeaten streak in the UFC dates back to 2016, though he typically has fought just once per year. He’ll look to extend that streak, likely looking for a submission victory over Hooker.
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Saturday’s UFC 267 is not a pay-per-view event despite being a title fight. ESPN is nonetheless the producer of the broadcast and will air the fight on ESPN+, the network’s subscription service. Depending on where you are, access to ESPN+ may not be available. In this case, we recommend you check out PremiumTV.
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UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira Main Card / Odds
|Division||Favorite (Odds)||Opponent (Odds)|
|Light Heavyweight (Title Fight)||Jan Blachowicz (-300)||Glover Teixeira (+235)|
|Bantamweight (Interim Title Fight)||Petr Yan (-235)||Cory Sandhagen (+190)|
|Lightweight||Islam Makhachev (-650)||Dan Hooker (+460)|
|Heavyweight||Alexander Volkov (-290)||Marcin Tybura (+230)|
|Welterweight||Khamzat Chimaev (-590)||Li Jingliang (+425)|
|Light Heavyweight||Magomed Ankalaev (-310)||Volkan Oezdemir (+245)|