While the UFC 267 fight card took a hit when the bantamweight championship rematch between titleholder Aljamain Sterling and former champion Petr Yan was scrapped due to an injury to Sterling, the card still is topped by a big title fight. In the main event, Jan Blachowicz will defend his light heavyweight championship against veteran and former title challenger Glover Teixeira. Yan will also still be in action, taking on Cory Sandhagen for the interim bantamweight title.
At 41 years old and more than seven years removed from his previous shot at UFC gold, Teixeira is an unlikely title challenger. Still, a five-fight winning streak that includes two wins over former title challengers has made him as strong a contender at 205 pounds as is available in the division's post-Jon Jones era.
Blachowicz has proven himself a legitimate champion, first winning the vacant title against Dominick Reyes and then defending the title against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. In both of those title fights, Blachowicz entered the Octagon as the underdog. That will not be the case against Teixeira.
The action goes down on Oct. 30 from Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. It is a rare UFC "numbered" event that will air as a non-pay-per-view event. Below is the most recent announced fight card with bout order still to be determined. Latest odds via Caesars Sportsbook.
UFC 267 fight card, odds
- Jan Blachowicz (c) -270 vs. Glover Teixeira +220, light heavyweight championship
- Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen, interim bantamweight championship
- Alexander Volkov vs. Marcin Tybura, heavyweight
- Magomed Ankalaev -300 vs. Volkan Oezdemir +240, light heavyweight
- Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker, lightweight
- Amanda Ribas -135 vs. Virna Jandiroba +115, women's strawweight
- Khamzat Chimaev -360 vs. Li Jingliang +280, welterweight
- Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Shamil Gamzatov, light heayvweight
- Tagir Ulanbekhov vs. Allan Nascimento, flyweight
- Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Ricardo Ramos, featherweight
- Yaozong Hu vs. Alen Amedovski, light heavyweight
- Damir Ismagulov vs. Magomed Mustafaev, lightweight
- Albert Duraev vs. Roman Kopylov, middleweight
- Makwan Amirkhani vs. Lerone Murphy, featherweight
UFC 267 info
- Date: Oct. 30
- Location: Eithad Arena -- Abu Dhabi
- Start time: 2 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to watch: ABC