UFC Fight Night 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira takes us into the airs to UAE. A strong defending champion going up against a strong contender in the main event. Well, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Błachowicz has clearly defined what it means to be a champion since the day he went on to win that vacant belt. Will he continue to do so when he is fighting the likes of Teixeria is the question. Clearly, for the past few fights, Teixeira has been determined to take wins after wins. So it is no surprise; it’s quite a neck-to-neck competition.
Apart from that, the card for UFC Fight Night 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira also is quite stacked. Even the preliminary card is quite long enough if you are planning to watch that too. The preliminary card contains two featherweights, two middleweight, one women’s strawweight, one Welterweight, one Light Heavyweight, a Lightweight, and a flyweight bout. Then the main card, apart from the main event, has another interim Bantamweight title bout, a Lightweight, a Heavyweight, a Welterweight, and lastly, a Light Heavyweight bout to look at.
Before we get to the main event of the night, let’s take a look at the stacked card we have for the event taking place at Etihad Arena of Abu Dhabi, Dubai. If we start with the preliminary card, we have a women’s strawweight bout between Amanda Ribas and Virna Jandiroba. Two featherweight bouts, with the first between Ricardo Ramos and Zubaira Tukhugov, while the second is between Makwan Amirkhani and Lerone Murphy. Then a middleweight bout where Albert Duraev goes up against Roman Kopylov.
The preliminary card also sees Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos battling Benoît St. Denis in a Welterweight Bout. Then Shamil Gamzatov goes up against Michal Oleksiejczuk in a Light Heavyweight Bout. Hu Yaozong goes up against Andre Petroski in a middleweight bout. A lightweight bout sees Damir Ismagulov and Magomed Mustafaev competing against each other. Lastly, we have Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Allan Nascimento in a Flyweight bout.
Now coming to the main card, apart from the main event, it sees a lightweight bout between Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker. Alexander Volkov is battling Marcin Tybura in a Heavyweight bout. Li Jingliang and Khamzat Chimaev are competing in a Welterweight bout. Then, a Light Heavyweight bout featuring Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir. Then we have Bantamweight Interim Title Bout between Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen.
Coming to the main event of UFC Fight Night 267 where UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Błachowicz defends his title against Glover Teixeira. The last time we saw Jan Błachowicz was when he defeated another champion in the form of current UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. Thus becoming the first person to defeat Adesanya in MMA. Before he got to that, he defeated Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 via TKO to become UFC Light Heavyweight champion which also saw him winning the Performance of the Night award.
Now coming to Glover Teixeira. The last time we saw him was when he went up against Thiago Santos at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira. He went on to defeat Santos via submission in round three. He also defeated Anthony Smith via technical knockout prior to that at UFC: Smith vs. Teixeira. He had several wins prior to that as well over the likes of Nikita Krylov and Ion Cuțelaba.
UFC Fight Night 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira Release Date, Time & Preview
UFC Fight Night 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira will be released on October 30, 2021. The live event is taking place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The main card will start airing on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. EDT. In case you are also interested in the prelims. Well, the preliminary card begins three and a half hours earlier at 10.30 a.m. EDT.
To watch UFC Fight Night 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira on ESPN+, you need to have is an ESPN+ subscription which comes around for $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. Another way to buy the same subscription and watch Teixeira going up against Blachowicz is through the Disney+ Bundle, which comes for $13.99 and contains Hulu and ESPN+.