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Smith Says Teixeira Title Win Would Give Him & Other Fighters Hope

Anthony Smith says he’s backing former opponent Glover Teixeira to defeat Jan Blachowicz in their title bout taking place 30 October. Smith lost emphatically to Teixeira in May last year in what was perhaps the worst example of a delayed stoppage in recent MMA history. Smith was literally picking his...

Jiri Prochazka Serves As Backup For UFC 267 Main Event

Jiri Prochazka will be fighting in the main event of UFC 267 if initial plans go awry. MMAFighting.com has reported that Prochazka has been put in place as a backup for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title fight set for Oct. 30. Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira is on tap for...

Blachowicz Politely Tells Teixeira He’s Going To Get KO’D Into Retirement

Jan Blachowicz is informing UFC 267 opponent Glover Teixeira in the politest way possible that his career is about to come to a violent end. At UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will put his title on the line for the second time when he...

Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira Gets A New Date & Likely Destination

Jan Blachowicz's next title defense against Glover Teixeira has reportedly been moved to October 30 instead of the originally planned September date. As reported by AG Fight on Sunday, Jan Blachowicz's light heavyweight title bout against Glover Teixeira is now being targeted for UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi this October....

Jan Blachowicz Expects To Finish The Best Version Of Glover Teixeira

Jan Blachowicz knows he can't overlook Glover Teixeira one bit. At UFC 266 on September 4, Jan Blachowicz will look to defend his title for the second time when he faces Glover Teixeira. It's an intriguing matchup given both men have had career resurgences late in their careers, and Blachowicz...

41-Year-Old Glover Teixeira Never Stopped Believing He’d Be Champion

Defying Father Time is no easy adversary, and the 41-year old Glover Teixeira never gave up on the belief that he would one day be UFC champion. At 41-years old, not only is Glover Teixeira a top-ranked UFC fighter but he's also cemented himself as the clear number one...

Jan Blachowicz To Defend Light Heavyweight Title At UFC 266 Against Glover Teixeira

Jan Blachowicz will look to defend his light heavyweight title for the second time when he battles Glover Teixeira on September 4 at UFC 266. UFC president, Dana White told ESPN the news, with the location and venue of the fight not announced as of yet. Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira...

Glover Teixeira Prepared For Final Title Opportunity Following UFC 259

At the legendary UFC 259 event, four champions waged war, but the biggest winner of the night was Glover Teixeira following middleweight champion Israel Adesanya's failed attempt at a move up in weight against champion, Jan Blachowicz. The reason Teixeira is in such a good spot is because of...

Thiago Santos Releases Statement After Third Loss In A Row

When the smoke cleared at UFC 259, Thiago Santos and Aleksandar Rakic's fight ended up being the Brazilian's third consecutive loss inside the octagon. Prior to the UFC 259 pairing with Rakic, Santos had the intention of rebounding after a tough return fight with Glover Teixeira. Even though many...

Thiago Santos Admits To Mental Health Struggles Before Teixeira Loss

After a brutal loss to Glover Teixeira last Nov., Thiago Santos has spoken out about the mental hurdles that plagued him before the fight. After his failed title bid with the champion, Jon Jones, the Brazilian striker suffered serious injuries to his knees. Following a strenuous healing process, with...

Glover Teixeira Is Certain His Next Fight Will Be For World Title

Glover Teixeira feels he has done more than enough to warrant a title shot and will settle for nothing less than a champion opponent for his next fight. There may be no fighter in the UFC today who has done a better job of defying the odds than Glover Teixeira....

Glover Teixeira To Serve As Backup Fighter for Blachowicz vs. Adesanya

Glover Teixeira will be the official backup for the UFC 259 light heavyweight title fight between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya. Glover Teixeira has earned his place as the #1 contender at light heavyweight by stringing together five consecutive victories over top opponents in the division. Most recently, Teixeira defeated...

Glover Teixeira Willing To Be Backup Fighter For Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Glover Teixeira is looking to be the backup fighter to Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. After Teixeira defeated Thiago Santos, many thought the Brazilian should fight Blachowicz for the belt. However, the UFC wanted to book a champ-champ fight against Adesanya and now Teixeira is on the...

Dana White Confirms Adesanya Next for Blachowicz, Not Teixeira

Dana White has confirmed that nothing has changed regarding Jan Blachowicz’s first light heavyweight title defense. Israel Adesanya always made it clear that he would move up to light heavyweight after he has cleaned out the middleweight division. The one name near the top of the rankings whom Adesanya had...

Jan Blachowicz Open To Facing Adesanya or Teixeira In March

Jan Blachowicz would be open to fighting Glover Teixeira next. After Teixeira submitted Thiago Santos many had hoped the Brazilian would get the first crack at Jan Blachowicz's belt. However, just a week before the UFC announced Israel Adesanya would move up in weight to fight the Pole. Although White announced...