The UFC is back on Fight Man-Made Peninsula, also known as Yas Island in Dubai. And with it comes two title fights and a host of other intriguing match-ups. The UFC 267 headliner is ‘Polish Power’ Jan Blachowicz putting his UFC light heavyweight title on the line versus Glover Teixiera. Before that Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen will duke it out for the UFC interim bantamweight title.
The main card also sees Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker, Alexander Volkov vs. Marcin Tybura, Li Jingliang vs. Khamzat Chimaev and Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir.
The prelims include some exciting fights, on paper, too. Headlining the prelim portion is Amanda Ribas vs. Virna Jandiroba. There’s also Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Ricardo Ramos and Elizeu Zaleski vs. Benoit Saint-Denis.
However, before any of these fights take place the competitors will have to make to the scales. And for the two title fights, all four men will need to be extra careful — no extra one pound weight allowance for them. You can watch below to see if things go off without a hitch or if the MMA Gods have mischief on their minds.
The stream, provided by our friends at MMA Fighting, goes live at 1 AM ET.
Ceremonial weigh-ins for this one happen at 9 AM ET. They can be viewed below:
Light heavyweight championship: Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (205)
Bantamweight championship: Petr Yan (135) vs. Cory Sandhagen (135)
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev (155.5) vs. Dan Hooker (156)
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov (263) vs. Marcin Tybura (249)
Welterweight: Li Jingliang (171) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (171.5)* — Chimaev made 171 on his second attempt.
Light heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev (205.5) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (205.5)
Strawweight: Amanda Ribas (115.5) vs. Virna Jandiroba (116)
Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos (146) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (146)
Middleweight: Albert Duraev (186) vs. Roman Kopylov (186)
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5) vs. Benoît St. Denis (171)
Light heavyweight: Michał Oleksiejczuk (206) vs. Shamil Gamzatov (206)
Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani (146) vs. Lerone Murphy (146)
Middleweight: Hu Yaozong (186) vs. Andre Petroski (185.5)
Lightweight: Damir Ismagulov (163.5)* vs. Magomed Mustafaev (156)
Flyweight: Tagir Ulanbekov (125) vs. Allan Nascimento (126)
Jiri Prochazka (205) - Alternate for main event
* - Damir Ismagulov missed weight 7.5 lbs. His fight with Magomed Mustafaev has been cancelled.