Only one week later: UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2 – Nov. 6 – exclusively on ESPN+ PPV
29 fights, featuring 4 title bouts, 24 top-15 ranked fighters, all within 8 days
UFC 267 features UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz vs. No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira
Co-main features No. 1 Petr Yan vs. No. 3 Cory Sandhagen for interim bantamweight title
Main Card starts this Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. ET, Prelims at 10:30 a.m., exclusively on ESPN+
Kicking off an unprecedented pair of UFC events on consecutive Saturdays, ESPN+ will make UFC 267 presented by Boost Mobile: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira available to stream for all ESPN+ subscribers at no additional cost as part of a special presentation, live from Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, this Saturday, October 30.
Just seven days later on November 6, UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2, featuring the highly anticipated rematch between UFC welterweight champion and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Kamaru Usman and No. 1 contender Colby Covington, will be available to stream on ESPN+ PPV from New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The two back-to-back events – featuring four title fights and 24 top-15 ranked fighters in 29 total bouts – will mark the first time in 10 years UFC will feature two marquee events only one week apart (UFC 137 and UFC 138, October 29 and November 5, 2011).
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira will feature two title fights and many of UFC’s most exciting and explosive rising stars. In the main event, UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz (28-8) defends his belt against No. 1 UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira (32-7). Seeking his second successful title defense, following a five-round decision over Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 earlier this year, Blachowicz, who lives and trains in Warsaw, Poland, is on a five-fight win streak. Teixeira, who fights out of Danbury, Conn., has also won five consecutive fights, having stopped Thiago Santos by third round submission in November 2020.
In the co-main event, Petr Yan (15-2) will fight Cory Sandhagen (14-3) for the UFC interim bantamweight title. Yan is a former UFC bantamweight champion and the current No. 1 contender with 10 wins in his last 11 fights, while Sandhagen is the No. 3 UFC bantamweight contender with nine wins in his last 11 bouts.
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira will stream exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card will begin at 2 p.m. ET, and prelims will start at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Also on the UFC 267 card:
No. 5 UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev will put his eight-fight lightweight unbeaten streak on the line against No. 6 lightweight Dan Hooker, following his win over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266.
Unbeaten welterweight Khamzat Chimaev will face Li Jingliang, who is coming off a first-round knockout of Santiago Ponzinibbo that earned Li a “Performance of the Night” bonus on Fight Island in January.
Rising light heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev, who is riding a six-fight win streak – including three first-round finishes, four knockouts and three “Performance of the Night” bonuses – will face fellow title shot hopeful Volkan Oezdemir.
No. 9 ranked UFC heavyweight Marcin Tybura brings a five-fight win streak into the Octagon to face the No. 5 heavyweight Alexander Volkov, who is climbing back into title contention after a hard-fought, five-round loss to UFC interim champion Ciryl Gane.
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira Original Content:
UFC 267 Countdown: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira – Behind-the-scenes look at the training camps for the main and co-main fighters. Available to stream on-demand on ESPN+.
Unlocking Victory: UFC 267 – Available to stream on-demand on ESPN+.
The Chael Sonnen Show w/Jorge Sedano – Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen gives his unique takes on the most interesting stories in the world of MMA – past, present and future – alongside ESPN’s Jorge Sedano. Available to stream on ESPN+.
- DC & RC – UFC legend Daniel Cormier and Super Bowl champion, Ryan Clark, both Louisiana natives, hang out and kick around the hottest topics from across the world of MMA. Available on ESPN+ and ESPN’s YouTube channel, as well as audio wherever podcasts are downloaded or streamed.
Ranking the UFC Title Challengers: Who has the best chance of winning gold?
The incredible numbers of Khamzat Chimaev’s star-making start in the UFC
How to watch and stream UFC 267 on ESPN+
The Return of Khamzat Chimaev: How COVID nearly halted the rise of one of the UFC’s biggest stars
UFC 267 Expert Picks: Who has the edge in the two title fights? (ESPN+ Premium Article)
On Friday 10/29 – ‘Only Thing That is Missing is the Belt’: Glover Teixeira’s last chance for UFC gold (by Marc Raimondi)
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