UFC 267

UFC 267: Błachowicz vs. Teixeira
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The poster for UFC 267: Błachowicz vs. Teixeira.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 30, 2021 (2021-10-30)
VenueEtihad Arena
CityAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori UFC 267: Błachowicz vs. Teixeira UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2

UFC 267: Błachowicz vs. Teixeira was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on October 30, 2021, at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[2][3]


This event took place in the evening in Abu Dhabi, which was equivalent to the morning and afternoon in North America.[4] It was the first non pay-per-view numbered event in the United States since UFC 138 in 2011.[5]

A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Jan Błachowicz (also former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion) and former title challenger Glover Teixeira was expected to take place at UFC 266.[6] However, the bout was pushed back in late June and headlined this event.[7] Former Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion Jiří Procházka served as backup and potential replacement for this fight.[8]

A UFC Bantamweight Championship rematch between current champion Aljamain Sterling and the former champion Petr Yan was expected to take place at this event.[9] The duo had previously met earlier this year at UFC 259 with Sterling winning the fight (and title) by disqualification (intentional illegal knee strike) in the fourth round, becoming the first fighter to win a UFC title by disqualification.[10] However, on September 25, Sterling withdrew from the contest due to lingering neck issues.[11] Cory Sandhagen stepped in for Sterling for an interim championship.[12]

A lightweight bout between former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos and Islam Makhachev was also expected to take place at the event.[13] The pairing has previously been scheduled and cancelled twice. First in October 2020 at UFC 254 and then two weeks later at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos with both participants pulling out due to separate health related issues.[14][15] However, dos Anjos was yet again forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury.[16] He was replaced by Dan Hooker.[17]

A featherweight bout between Zubaira Tukhugov and Ricardo Ramos took place at this event.[18] The pairing previously was scheduled to compete at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad, but Tukhugov pulled out due to undisclosed reasons.[19]

A light heavyweight bout between former light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir and Magomed Ankalaev was originally expected to take place at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till.[20] However, the bout was postponed to this event for unknown reasons.[21]

A middleweight bout between Alen Amedovski and Hu Yaozong was expected to take place at the event.[22] The pairing was previously scheduled to take place at UFC 264, but it was cancelled just hours before taking place due to COVID-19 protocol issues in Amedovski's camp.[23] However, Amedovski was removed from the event due to undisclosed reasons and replaced by Andre Petroski.[24]

A featherweight bout between Makwan Amirkhani and Tristan Connelly was expected to take place at the event.[25] However, Connelly withdrew in early September due to unknown reasons.[26] Lerone Murphy stepped in to replace Connelly.[27]

A middleweight bout between Alessio Di Chirico and promotional newcomer Albert Duraev was briefly linked to the event.[28] However, Di Chirico was removed from the pairing on September 22 due to undisclosed reasons and replaced by Roman Kopylov.[29]

A heavyweight bout between Walt Harris and Tai Tuivasa was scheduled for this event.[30] However, Harris pulled out of the bout and Tuivasa was rescheduled to face Augusto Sakai at UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs. Tate.[31]

A lightweight bout between Damir Ismagulov and Magomed Mustafaev was expected to take place at the event. However at the weigh-ins, Ismagulov came in at 163.5 pounds, missing weight by seven and half pounds over the lightweight non-title fight limit. The bout was subsequently cancelled by the UFC.[32]


Main card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira def. Jan Błachowicz (c) Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:02 [a]
Bantamweight Petr Yan def. Cory Sandhagen Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Islam Makhachev def. Dan Hooker Submission (kimura) 1 2:25
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Marcin Tybura Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Khamzat Chimaev def. Li Jingliang Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:16
Light Heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev def. Volkan Oezdemir Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (ESPN+)
Women’s Strawweight Amanda Ribas def. Virna Jandiroba Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov def. Ricardo Ramos Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Albert Duraev def. Roman Kopylov Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Benoît St. Denis Decision (unanimous) (29–26, 29–26, 29–26) 3 5:00 [c]
Light Heavyweight Michał Oleksiejczuk def. Shamil Gamzatov TKO (punches) 1 3:31
Featherweight Lerone Murphy def. Makwan Amirkhani KO (knee) 2 0:14
Middleweight Andre Petroski def. Hu Yaozong Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 4:46
Flyweight Tagir Ulanbekov def. Allan Nascimento Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the interim UFC Bantamweight Championship.
  3. ^ Zaleski dos Santos was deducted 1 point in Round 3 due to a groin strike.


Bonus awards

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[34]

  • Fight of the Night: Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Performance of the Night: Glover Teixeira and Khamzat Chimaev

See also


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  2. ^ Bartłomiej Stachura (2021-06-27). "Reports: Jan Błachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi". lowking.pl. Retrieved 2021-06-28. (in Polish)
  3. ^ Farah Hannoun (2021-08-10). "UFC announces return to Abu Dhabi for UFC 267 on Oct. 30". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  4. ^ Shakiel Mahjouri (2021-08-03). "UFC 267 will air on ABC if Dana White has his way". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  5. ^ Gabriel Gonzalez (2021-07-24). "UFC 267 targeted as double-header, non-PPV event". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  6. ^ Brett Okamoto (2021-04-14). "Jan Blachowicz to defend UFC light heavyweight title vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC 266". espn.com. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  7. ^ Adam Martin (2021-06-27). "Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira delayed, now headlines UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi". bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  8. ^ Farrah Hannoun (2021-08-05). "Jiri Prochazka to serve as UFC 267 backup for Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira title fight". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  9. ^ Prithvi Mishra (2021-07-09). "Aljamain Sterling returns to UFC action and will defend his title at UFC 267". essentiallysports.com. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  10. ^ Dan Doherty (2021-03-07). "UFC 259 results: Aljamain Sterling earns 135-pound title after Petr Yan's illegal knee leads to DQ". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  11. ^ Mike Heck and Damon Martin (2021-09-25). "Aljamain Sterling out of UFC 267 title fight vs. Petr Yan". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-09-25.
  12. ^ Damon Martin (2021-09-28). "Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen set for interim bantamweight title fight at UFC 267". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  13. ^ Brett Okamoto (2021-08-02). "Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev booked for UFC 267". espn.com. Retrieved 2021-08-03.
  14. ^ Newswire (2020-10-08). "Rafael dos Anjos announces COVID-19 positive, scratch from UFC 254". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  15. ^ Farah Hannoun (2020-11-09). "Islam Makhachev reveals staph infection forced him to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 182 headliner". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  16. ^ Mike Bohn and John Morgan (2021-09-26). "Rafael dos Anjos out of UFC 267; Islam Makhachev needs new opponent". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-09-27.
  17. ^ Matthew Wells (2021-09-30). "Dan Hooker makes quick turnaround, steps in to face Islam Makhachev at UFC 267". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  18. ^ Farah Hannoun and John Morgan (2020-08-13). "Zubaira Tukhugov meets Ricardo Ramos at UFC 267". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  19. ^ Staff (2021-03-04). "'Carcacinha' is without an opponent and his participation in UFC Vegas 21 is threatened". espn.com.br. Retrieved 2021-08-13. (in Portuguese)
  20. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-07-18). "Magomed Ankalaev meets Volkan Uzdemir on September 4 at "UFC London" event". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2021-08-24. (in Dutch)
  21. ^ Farrah Hannoun (2021-08-24). "Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir moves to UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  22. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-08-27). "New attempt for Hu Yaozong vs. Alen Amedovski, this time at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2021-08-27. (in Dutch)
  23. ^ Marc Raimondi (2021-07-10). "Yaozong-Amedovski UFC bout off due to protocols". espn.com. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  24. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-10-17). "Andre Petroski takes short notice against Hu Yaozong at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2021-10-17. (in Dutch)
  25. ^ Jeremy Brand (2021-08-20). "Tristan Connelly vs. Makwan Amirkhani face off at UFC 267". mmasucka.com. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  26. ^ Farrah Hannoun (2021-09-07). "Tristan Connelly out of UFC 267 fight against Makwan Amirkhani". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  27. ^ Farrah Hannoun (2021-09-28). "With Tristan Connelly out, Lerone Murphy steps in to face Makwan Amirkhani at UFC 267". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  28. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-09-18). "Former ACB two division champion Albert Duraev faces Alessio Di Chirico at UFC 267". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2021-09-18. (in Dutch)
  29. ^ Giorgio Daino (2021-09-22). "Alessio Di Chirico: skipped the match with Duraev". twistermma.it. Retrieved 2021-10-01. (in Italian)
  30. ^ Nolan King and Farah Hannoun (2021-07-27). "Walt Harris vs. Tai Tuivasa added to UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-07-27.
  31. ^ Farah Hannoun (2021-09-28). "Tai Tuivasa gets Augusto Sakai as replacement opponent for UFC Fight Night on Nov. 20". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  32. ^ Staff (2021-10-29). "UFC 267 weigh-in results: Khamzat Chimaev dodges miss, title fights set, huge miss leads to cancellation". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  33. ^ "UFC 267: Błachowicz vs. Teixeira". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  34. ^ Staff (2021-10-30). "UFC 267 bonuses: Glover Teixeira's Cinderella story worth an extra $50,000". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-10-30.


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