UFC 267: Glover Teixeira Makes History After Submitting Jan Blachowicz
Jan Blachowicz’s run as king has ended.
On Saturday, October 30, UFC 267 took place in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The headliner of the event was a light-heavyweight clash between legendary Polish power Jan Blachowicz (28-9) and Brazilian veteran Glover Teixeira (33-7). Teixeira ended Blachowicz’s run as champ via submission in the second round.
The fight started great for the Brazilian.
He went for a fast double leg takedown and spent the whole first round on the ground.
In the second round, Blachowicz defended against Teixeira’s takedown attempts. But Teixeira stunned Blachowicz via a massive left hook and continued the fight on the ground.
Three minutes into the second round, Teixeira finished the already damaged Polish champion via submission rear-naked choke.
HUUUUUGE early takedown for @GloverTeixeira 😤
— UFC (@ufc) October 30, 2021
Teixeira is 42 years old and has been a member of the UFC since 2012. Fighting for nine years finally paid off for the Brazilian.
Two strikers Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen shared the octagon for the interim bantamweight title in the co-main event. Current division champion Aljamain Sterling was supposed to defend his title in the rematch with Yan, but he was forced out from the bout due to injury.
In the first round, Sandhagen landed several punches and kicks. He managed to find his distance and use his long rage, but Yan realized Sandhagen’s strategy and won in the remaining rounds.
Yan earned unanimous decision victory and remained the mandatory fight for the undisputed champion, Sterling.
Islam Makhachev earned another submission victory and made the massive statement by defeating Dan Hooker, the No. 6 ranked lightweight in the first round with submission kimura.
GIVE THIS MAN HIS RESPECT!!!@MakhachevMMA with the round 1️⃣ kimura.
— UFC (@ufc) October 30, 2021
Makhachev is currently the No. 5 ranked lightweight in the UFC and is likely one fight away from the title shot.
Alexander Volkov held an exhilirating fight with Marcin Tybura. He won the first and the third rounds, defending his fifth position of heavyweight rankings.
Khamzat Chimeav made it clear that he is a real problem in the division.
He opened the bout versus Jingliang Li as the considerable favorite but still had question marks because he failed to make weight in the first attempt. Some people thought he was not ready, but as soon as the fight began, he went for a double leg takedown and finished the fight on the ground via submission rear-naked choke.
He did not receive any punch during the fight. He defeated the No. 11 ranked welterweight and will most likely replace him in the division. He has had four victories in the UFC, 10 in his professional MMA career, and has a 100% finishing rate.
Magomed Ankalaev earned another victory against former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir. He made a clear statement by defeating his experienced fighter.
Here’s the rest of the results:
- Glover Teixeira def Jan Błachowicz Sub, 3:02 R2
- Petr Yan def Cory Sandhagen Unanimous Dec
- Islam Makhachev def Dan Hooker Sub, 2:23 R1
- Alexander Volkov def Marcin Tybura Unanimous Dec
- Khamzat Chimaev def Jingliang Li Sub, 3:16 R1
- Magomed Ankalaev def Volkan Oezdemir Unanimous Dec
- Amanda Ribas def Virna Jandiroba Unanimous Dec
- Zubaira Tukhugov def Ricardo Ramos Unanimous Dec
- Albert Duraev def Roman Kopylov Unanimous Dec
- Elizeu Zaleski def B. Saint-Denis Unanimous Dec
- M. Oleksiejczuk def Shamil Gamzatov KO/TKO, 3:31 R1
- Lerone Murphy def Makwan Amirkhani KO/TKO, 0:14 R2
- Andre Petroski def Yaozong Hu Sub, 4:46 R3
- Tagir Ulanbekov def Allan Nascimento Split Dec