The UFC has steered the ship to Abu Dhabi, and Jan Blachowicz now defends his title across the world against Glover Teixeira at UFC 267.
Initially scheduled to compete at UFC 266 on September 5, the date continued to change but the light heavyweight title fight was rescheduled again ultimately. At UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, Blachowicz and Teixeira will meet in the Octagon where the Polish champion looks to expand his winning streak and title reign with a potential second title defense. AG Fight was first to confirm the news of the scheduling changes.
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— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) June 14, 2021
The UFC 267 pay-per-view is expected to go down on October 30.
On the other hand, Teixeira, 41, has defied all odds. You could say that the Brazilian legend is on a 6-fight win streak, not 5 because he has also beaten Father Time into the ground at this point. But in all seriousness, his 5-fight win streak is impressive and was certainly pivotal in him earning his second title shot of his illustrious career.
From One Desert To Another, Champ Jan Blachowicz Willing To Be The Conquistador
Prior to his pairing with Brazil’s Teixeira, Blachowicz arguably picked up the biggest win of his career. In particular, Blachowicz faced rising UFC superstar Israel Adesanya at UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya.
Similar to Teixeira, Blachowicz is also on a 5-fight win streak. After putting a stamp on his title reign with a signature win like Adesanya there is no doubt that the masses are seeing what a valuable commodity Blachowicz is, after all, the Poland native has been the underdog in many of his UFC fights.
Teixeira earned a second title opportunity after an undeniable run to the top. Unbeaten since the start of 2019, Teixeira has picked up some notable wins against legitimate competition, like two former title challengers in Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith.
With Blachowicz ready to seize his second title defense, it will be an intriguing fight considering that Teixeira is in the twilight of his career. Should the Brazilian win, is it possible we see him walk away from the title? Few actually go that route, but it is definitely something to ponder as we lead up to UFC 267 on Oct. 30.