The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday (October 30, 2021) at the UFC 267 pay-per-view event from Abu Dhabi at the Etihad Arena. The first round was all Teixeira, who scored an early takedown and worked him over with strikes. Jan started to let his hands go in the second round.
After stuffing a takedown, Jan landed a good combo before being taken down. Teixeira got his back and locked in the rear-naked choke for the win. Teixeira is the NEW champion.
Peep the highlights of the fight courtesy of the UFC’s official Twitter account:
Blachowicz entered this fight after beating Israel Adesanya by decision at UFC 259 in his first title defense. He won the light heavyweight title with a TKO win over Dominick Reyes at the UFC 253 pay-per-view event. Before that, he got a first-round KO win over Corey Anderson at the UFC Rio Rancho event.
Teixeira went on a 5-fight winning streak to earn this title shot. He beat Thiago Santos with a rear-naked choke in November 2020, earned a second round TKO win over Anthony Smith at UFC Jacksonville in May 2020, and edged out Nikita Krylov at the UFC Vancouver event. He also got wins over Karl Roberson and Ion Cutelaba.
Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the outcome of this fight:
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