Fight card for UFC 267: Błachowicz vs Teixeira

Las Vegas & Abu Dhabi – UFC returns to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with another blockbuster event with the promotion hosting UFC 267: Błachowicz vs. Teixeira.

This event is headlined by two highly anticipated world championship bouts and will air live on ESPN+. UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz goes for his second successful title defense when he takes on No. 1 ranked contender Glover Teixeira. In the co-main event, UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling look to settle the score with former titleholder and No. 1 ranked contender Petr Yan.

This event will take place Saturday, Oct. 30 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The event will headline Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, which will feature city-wide activations, including fan events, fitness showcases and much more, in partnership with Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Tickets will go on general sale Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 1:00 p.m. GST and are available through and starting from AED 495. Tickets are limited to six (6) per person.

Blachowicz (28-8) fighting out of Warsaw, Poland looks to build off his recent momentum that not only saw him capture UFC gold, but also hand middleweight champion Israel Adesanya the first loss of his career. A 14-year MMA veteran, he holds spectacular KO wins over Luke Rockhold, Dominick Reyes and Corey Anderson. Blachowicz now has his sight set on taking out another dangerous finisher to continue building his legacy atop the 205-pound ladder.

Teixeira (32-7) fighting out of Danbury, Conn. hopes to make good on his second UFC title shot by stopping Blachowicz in emphatic fashion. A decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with heavy hands, he has delivered memorable victories against Thiago Santos, Anthony Smith, Rashad Evans and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. Teixeira is now gunning for his sixth consecutive win by dethroning Blachowicz to achieve dream of becoming UFC champion.

Sterling (20-3, fighting out of Uniondale, N.Y. plans to cement his UFC bantamweight championship reign by delivering a dominant performance in the rematch against Yan, who he defeated via disqualification in March. A skilled grappler, he has earned notable wins over Cory Sandhagen, Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera. Sterling now vies to put his rivalry with Yan to bed by netting another show-stealing submission victory.

Yan (15-2) fighting out of Yekaterinburg, Russia is gunning to avenge his disqualification loss to Sterling by reclaiming the UFC bantamweight championship. A Master of Sport in MMA and boxing, he has secured thrilling KO victories against Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber, Douglas Silva de Andrade and Teruto Ishihara. Yan now intends to get the last laugh against Sterling by finishing the New Yorker and once again taking his spot at the top of the 135-pound division.

No. 5 ranked lightweight contender Islam Makhachev (20-1) fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia looks to take out his first former UFC champion when he meets No. 7 Rafael Dos Anjos (30-13) fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. No. 7 ranked Magomed Ankalaev (15-1) fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia takes on No. 8 Volkan Oezdemir (17-5) fighting out of Fribourg, Switzerland in a clash of light heavyweight contenders.

Top heavyweights collide when No. 5 ranked contender Alexander Volkov (33-9) fighting out of Moscow, Russia squares off with surging No. 8 Marcin Tybura (22-6) fighting out of Uniejow, Poland. No. 12 ranked welterweight contender Li Jingliang (18-6) fighting out of Beijing, China aims to spoil the return of undefeated Khamzat Chimaev (9-0) Stockholm, Sweden by way of Chechnya, Russia.

No. 11 ranked strawweight contender Amanda Ribas (10-2) fighting out of Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil faces No. 12 Virna Jandiroba (17-2) fighting out of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil in a clash of talented grapplers. Ricardo Ramos (15-3) fighting out of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil looks for another vintage win against rising prospect Zubaira Tukhugov (19-5-1) fighting out of Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia at featherweight.

Exciting lightweights battle as Magomed Mustafaev (14-4) fighting out of Dagestan, Russia takes on Damir Ismagulov (23- 1) fighting out of Orenburg, Russia by the way of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Makwan Amirkhani (16-6) fighting out of Turku, Finland by way of Kurdistan locks horns with Tristan Connelly (14-7) fighting out of Vancouver, BC, Canada in an intriguing featherweight bout.

Hu Yaozong (3-2) fighting out of Beijing, China makes his first Octagon appearance in nearly three years when he faces Alen Amedovski (8-2) fighting out of Rome, Italy at middleweight. Tagir Ulanbekov (13-1) fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia hopes to continue his momentum when he takes on Allan Nascimento (18-5) fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil at flyweight. Shamil Gamzatov (14-0) fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia hopes to remain undefeated when he battles Michal Oleksiejczuk (15-4 1NC) fighting out of Leczna, Poland at light heavyweight.

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