UFC 267: Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira – live results


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UFC 267: Jan Blachowicz vs.  Glover Teixeira - live results

ABU DHABI – UFC has two championship fights on the agenda having returned to Abu Dhabi for a second event in 2021.

Polish light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz (28-8) will look to defend his belt against Brazilian Glover Teixeira (32-7). Blachowicz won the title in September 2020 with a knockout victory over Dominick Reyes, and then defended the belt against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya earlier this year. He has won nine of his last 10 fights.

You could say that Teixeira is pulling off the best performances of his career at age 42. This is his second shot at the UFC light heavyweight title, following a loss to Jon Jones in 2014 in his past. It will be 2,744 days between two title chances for Teixeira, who is determined not to miss out on this opportunity.

In the co-feature event, former champion Petr Yan (15-2) faces Cory Sandhagen (14-3) for the interim bantamweight championship. Yan lost the title to Aljamain Sterling via disqualification and expected a rematch at UFC 267, but Sterling was pulled from the card due to injury. Sandhagen is coming off a loss to former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, but he has made a name for himself as one of the top contenders in the division since 2019.

Also on the card, lightweight title contender Islam Makhachev (20-1) will face Dan Hooker (21-10) and welterweight Khamzat Chimaev (9-0) will make his first appearance in 2021, against Li Jingliang. (18-6).

Follow the action alongside Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim as they recap all the action and / or you can watch the fights on ESPN +.


Fight in progress

Light Heavyweight: Michal Oleksiejczuk (15-4 1 NC, 3-2 1 NC UFC, +105) vs. Shamil Gamzatov (14-0, 1-0 UFC, -125)


Results

Men’s Featherweight: Lerone Murphy (11-0-1, 3-0-1 UFC) defeats Makwan Amirkhani (16-7, 6-5 UFC) by KO (knee) in the second round

Middleweight: Andre Petroski (7-2, 2-0 UFC) defeats Hu Yaozong (3-2, 0-3 UFC) by submission in the third round

Men’s Flyweight: Tagir Ulanbekov (14-1, 2-0 UFC) vs. Allan Nascimento (17-6, 0-1 UFC) via split decision

Ulanbekov’s takedowns and best game outweighed submission attempts and Nascimento’s aggressive guard in the eyes of the judges.

Ulanbekov achieved a split decision victory (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) with relentless takedowns and grappling. Nascimento had moments, including kimura and armbar attempts in the second round with mixed elbows from below. But the judges seemed to prefer Ulanbekov’s ability to change the location of the fight more.

The best moments of Ulanbekov’s fight came in the first round when he nearly subdued Nascimento with a guillotine. Nascimento managed to escape somehow.

Ulanbekov, 30, has won five bouts in a row, including his first two in the UFC. The Dagestan native has established himself as someone to watch at flyweight. Nascimento, a 30-year-old Brazilian, was making his UFC debut.


Next

Light Heavy Championship: Jan Blachowicz (c) (28-8, 11-5 UFC, -300) vs. Glover Teixeira (32-7. 15-5 UFC, +240)
Men’s Interim Bantamweight Championship: Petr Yan (15-2, 7-1 UFC, -220) vs. Cory Sandhagen (14-3, 7-2 UFC, +180)
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev (20-1, 9-1 UFC, -625) vs. Dan Hooker (21-10, 11-6 UFC, +450)
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov (33-9, 7-3 UFC, -300) vs. Marcin Tybura (22-6, 9-5 UFC, +240)
Welterweight: Li Jingliang (18-6, 10-4 UFC, +425) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (9-0, 3-0 UFC, -575)
Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev (15-1, 6-1 UFC, -310) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (17-5, 5-4 UFC, +250)
Strawweight: Amanda Ribas (10-2, 4-1 UFC, -160) vs. Virna Jandiroba (17-2, 3-2 UFC, +135)
Men’s Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos (15-3, 6-2 UFC, +145) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (19-5-1, 4-2-1 UFC, -170)
Middleweight: Albert Duraev (14-3, 0-0 UFC, -360) vs. Roman Kopylov (8-1, 1-1 UFC, +280)
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (22-7, 8-3 UFC, -230) vs. Benoit Saint-Denis (8-0, 0-0 UFC, +190)
(c) = defending champion


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