UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira Main Card Betting Odds and Preview

UFC 267 Blachowicz vs Teixeira

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is ready to bring the thrills and spills on Halloween Weekend over in the United Arab Emirates, as UFC 267 takes off on Saturday afternoon. The main even alone between the top two fighters in the light heavyweight division makes this spectacle a must-see affair; let alone a ton of other intriguing matchups on the stacked card.

Read on for our odds and preview for the main card of UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira below. And for all the latest news and updates in and out of the Octagon, head on over to Nitrogen Sports Blog after this.

UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira Betting Odds and Preview

Where: Etihad Arena, Yas Island, U.A.E.
When: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
Where to watch: ESPN+

Main Event: Light Heavyweight Title Bout (195 lb)

Jan Blachowicz (-303) vs. Glover Teixeira (+245)

To say that Jan Blachowicz’s reign atop the UFC’s Light Heavyweight division has been impressive thus far is quite an understatement. After beating Dominick Reyes for the vacant light heavyweight title last September, the prime Polish pugilist successfully defended his belt and denied Israel Adesanya from becoming a multi-title UFC champion. Blachowicz is on a five-fight tear as we speak and is the clear-cut favorite in Saturday’s main event.

Although the literal odds are stacked against UFC veteran Glover Teixeira, the 41-year-old Brazilian bruiser is also on a five-fight win streak to match Blachowicz’s momentum. Four of Teixeira’s last five victories were stoppages, including his last two against Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith. Although it’s been over seven years since Teixeira fought for the UFC light heavyweight title, his experience in big-time moments could end up being the x-factor he needs to pull off the upset and take home his first-ever UFC gold 39 fights into his enduring MMA career.

Co-Main Event: Bantamweight Bout

Petr Yan (-222) vs. Corey Sandhagen (+185)

Returning from his controversial DQ loss to Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan is on a mission to reclaim the UFC bantamweight crown that he lost due to an unintentionally foul circumstance. Yan was on a 10-fight win streak en route to capturing the bantamweight title against Jose Aldo before his unfortunate disqualification from his title defense against Sterling earlier this March.

Standing in the way of Yan’s redemption tour is Corey Sandhagen, who’s also itching to redeem himself after falling to T.J. Dillashaw via split decision this past July. With that borderline controversial decision and a loss to reigning champ Sterling being Sandhagen’s only defeats over his last 10 fights (eight in the UFC), “The Sandman” is a solid underdog pick to leapfrog Yan with a victory this Saturday to be next in line for a title shot. 

Lightweight Bout

Islam Makhachev (-625) vs. Dan Hooker (+447)

There’s no hotter fighter on this week’s card than Dagestani destroyer Islam Makhachev, who is on an eight-fight roll with a dazzling 20-1 professional record (9-1 in the UFC). Three of Makhachev’s last five victories were by way of submission, as the Sambo expert looks to take down another renowned name in the Octagon.

Stiff competition has been thrown at New Zealand’s very own Dan Hooker lately, and the Kiwi has come out with a mixed bag of results. Hooker is 4-2 since 2019, recently snapping his two-game skid with a unanimous-decision win over Nasrat Haqparast in July. “The Hangman” has his eyes set on a fierce challenger ahead, and it might be him who’ll be hung in the UFC gallows if he continues to underwhelm.

 

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Heavyweight Bout

Alexander Volkov (-303) vs. Marcin Tybura (+245)

Heavy-hitting Russian Alexander Volkov met his match in the Octagon once more after losing to Cyril Gane in June. That put a damper on his back-to-back wins over Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris, as “Drago” has now lost to three prominent UFC figures in Gane, Curtis Blaydes, and Derrick Lewis over his last six outings.

Although Volkov is currently favored to win his next bout, it would be foolish to underestimate another Polish prizefighter on tap in Marcin Tybura. The 35-year-old BJJ black belter has won each of his last five fights since the turn of the decade, with Tybura’s last two victories over Harris and Greg Hardy each earning him Performance of the Night bonuses. 

Welterweight Bout

Li Jingliang (+405) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (-588)

Speaking of Performance of the Night bonuses, Chinese welterweight contender Li Jingliang is quite the magnet for such a distinction. Four of “The Leech’s” last eight fights saw him take home PotN bonuses, along with another two bouts that were named Fights of the Night.

Unfortunately, Jingliang is running into a buzzsaw in the form of unbeaten Khazmat Chimaev. The 27-year-old Swede is a perfect 9-0 lifetime and 3-0 in the UFC, having taken down the likes of Gerald Meerschaert, Rhys McKee, and John Phillips. By the way, all three of Chimaev’s wins in the Octagon earned him Performance of the Night bonuses, with two of those wins coming in the heftier middleweight division to boot.

Light Heavyweight Bout

Magomed Ankalaev (-303) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (+238)

The first of two Dagestani representatives will step foot in the opening bout of the main card in Magomed Ankalaev. After being submitted in his UFC debut, Aknalaev has since won six straight fights, with four of them ending via knockout. The rising Russian is now 15-1 as a professional fighter and will look to capitalize on his next bout against a wounded foe.

Switzerland’s very own Volkan Oezdemir has seemingly lost all momentum since losing to then defending light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in 2018. Counting that title-fight defeat, Oezdimir has since gone 2-4, with the 32-year-old Fribourg native recently getting knocked out in the second round by Jiri Prochazka in July of the previous year.

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