Ultimate Fighting Championships will be presenting UFC 267 on Saturday October 30th, but which fight is the main event?
Two title fights will be topping the card at UFC 267, with the Interim Bantamweight and Light Heavyweight titles up for grabs.
Here is everything you need to know about the Main Event and Co-Main Event of UFC 267.
What Is The Main Event of UFC 267?
Jan Blachowicz will be defending his 205-pound crown at the event against Glover Teixeira. This will be Blanchowicz’s second fight of 2021 after he defeated reigning Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya in May.
Adesanya made the move from the 180-pound division up to 205 to face the reigning champ Blachowicz, but the size difference would prove to be too much for ‘The Last Stylebender,’ as he didn’t gain much mass ahead of the contest and Blachowicz outworked him on the Octagon floor.
Teixeira is a very different prospect, as he comes in as a natural 205-pounder and will be able to match Blachowicz for power and potentially striking.
What is the co-main event?
Petr Yan vs Corey Sandhagen will be the co-main event for UFC 267. This bout was originally set to see Aljamain Sterling defend his title in a rematch against Yan, but he had to be pulled from the fight due to injury.
Yan vs Sandhagen will be for the Interim Bantamweight Title with the winner likely going on to face Sterling in 2022 to confirm the undisputed Champion.
Sandhagen confirmed that he believes the ‘real’ Bantamweight Title will be on the line when he faces Yan on Saturday October 30th. He said to The MMA Hour: “I think everyone sees Yan as the champ of the division, the best in the division. I think in this case it will [count as a real championship].
“I think it will mean a lot. Because it never feels real until it actually is real, and now that I’m fighting for a UFC belt, even though it’s an interim one, it would feel like I was the champ. It would feel that way.
“I would definitely know that I have some quieting of the voices maybe about the Sterling loss that I had and the T.J. [Dillashaw] loss that I had, but those will be very exciting rematches in the division also.”
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