Bloody Elbow fight experts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado, are here tonight – Saturday, October 30th., 2021, to breakdown the UFC 267: ‘Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira’ NON-PPV (Non-pay-per-view) event, which was broadcast from ‘Fight Island’ aka: Yas Island, at the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above, or can be caught on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel or any our BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS...)
It's like there's pain killers in the water at #UFC267 !!! The toughness tonight from everyone is noteworthy!— Eddie Mercado (@TheEddieMercado) October 30, 2021
The UFC showcased the battle for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in the main event. We had current Champ, Jan Blachowicz, who was on an impressive 5-fight win streak, sporting a phenomenal 28-8 fight record, coming back to defend his title for the second time - after handing Israel Adesanya the first loss of his career. On the other side of the Octagon, we had the returning BJJ black-belt contender, hoping to make good on his second attempt at championship gold - with his first resulting in unanimous decision defeat to Jon Jones at UFC 172 in 2014. Glover Teixeira had not stepped inside the Octagon since November 20th, of last year, but was still coming at this as the #1-ranked contender with a 32-7 record and some heavy hands.
Ultimately, the belt is now coming to England, after Glover submitted the Champ just three minutes into the second round via Rear Naked Choke. The 42-year old newly crowned champ is now the oldest first-time champ and second-oldest champ* in UFC history, as well. Add to that, most submissions and most finishes in the LHW Division... and ‘The Brazilian Pitbull’’s record-breaking abilities just keep going! After the championship belt was wrapped around his waist, Teixeira said that, by capturing his first title in his 40s, he confounded common opinion about ageing fighters and their ability to compete at the highest level.
*Oldest champ in UFC History record is held by Randy Couture.
"Never give up on your dreams, no matter what people say, don't listen to them." - Glover Teixeira #UFC267— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) October 30, 2021
Meanwhile, the co-main event featured our second title fight today, this one was for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship, between #1 ranked, Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan, with a record of 15-2, who was looking to redeem himself after his DQ loss to Aljamain Sterling by reclaiming the BW belt against #3 ranked, Cory ‘The Sandman’ Sandhagen, with a 14-3 record.
"Everyone knows I'm the real champion. I'm here to fight everyone, be it Dillashaw or Sterling." - Petr Yan with a dig that he'd rather not give Sterling a rematch. #UFC267— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) October 30, 2021
"I'm coming for take this belt, and keep this belt many years." - Islam Makhachev #UFC267— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) October 30, 2021
Also on the card, we had a highly-anticipated Lightweight match between Islam Makhachev and Dan ‘The Hangman’ Hooker. We also had an eagerly awaited Welterweight tilt between, ‘The Leech’ Jingliang Li, and the undefeated phenom, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev.
"I am the king here, I will stay here for a long time, I will kill everybody." - Khamzat Chimaev #UFC267— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) October 30, 2021
In addition to that, on this stacked ‘Free PPV’ card, we had an exciting showdown between top-10 Heavyweights, Alexander ‘Drago’ Volkov and Marcin ‘Tybur’ Tybura; as well as the Light Heavyweight scrap between #7 ranked Magomed Ankalaev vs. #8 ranked Volkan ‘No Time’ Oezdemir in our main card opener... where Ankalaev extended his win streak to seven in a row after this decision bout.
"I'm probably one of the happiest men on the planet because a few days ago I got a new born son." - Alexander Volkov #UFC267— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) October 30, 2021
Tell me Volkan Oezdemir isn't morphing into Fabio Maldonado#UFC267— Eddie Mercado (@TheEddieMercado) October 30, 2021
Our featured prelim bout, which went to decision, between Strawweights Amanda Ribas and Virna ‘Carcara’ Jandiroba, did not disappoint as part of our extensive eight-bout undercard.
"As-Salaam-Alaikum!!!" - Amanda Ribas, who invites fans to watch her post event interview, because she will "Say something." #UFC267— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) October 30, 2021
Both Ribas & Duraev were dropped in their respective fights but still were able to take the decisions #UFC267— Eddie Mercado (@TheEddieMercado) October 30, 2021
This week the guys’ picks heading into the 14-bout UFC 267 PPV event were:
Zane: Oleksiejczuk, Eddie: Gamzatov
Zane: Petroski, Eddie: Hu
Overall, this now 14-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes, two impressive KO/TKO’s, four sweet submissions (including our Main Event), and eight hard-fought decisions, 1 split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Glover Teixeira and Khamzat Chimaev; FOTN honors went to Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen. What a wild Saturday of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action!
Here’s a look at the fight card, updated fight records & results —
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. OCT 30
At 5:39 - 14. UFC LHW Championship Title Fight — Glover Teixeira (33-7) DEF. Jan Blachowicz (28-9), SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:02 of Rd 2, Total 8:02
At 8:02 - 13. UFC Interim BW Championship Title Fight — Petr Yan (16-2) DEF. Cory Sandhagen (14-4), DEC, Unanimous (49-46x3)
At 19:52 - 12. Islam Makhachev (21-1) DEF. Dan Hooker (21-11) — SUB, Kimura at 2:23 of Rd 1
At 25:32 - 11. Alexander Volkov (34-9) DEF. Marcin Tybura (22-7) — DEC, Unanimous (30-27x2, 29-28)
At 26:00 - 10. Khamzat Chimaev (10-0) DEF. Li Jingliang (18-7) — SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:16 of Rd 1
At 33:21 - 9. Magomed Ankalaev (16-1) DEF. Volkan Oezdemir (17-6) — DEC, Unanimous (30-27x2, 29-28)
At 37:38 - 8. Amanda Ribas (11-2) DEF. Virna Jandiroba (17-3) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28x3)
At 40:39 - 7. Zubaira Tukhugov (20-5) DEF. Ricardo Ramos (15-4) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28x3)
At 44:03 - 6. Albert Duraev (15-3) DEF. Roman Kopylov (8-2) — DEC, Unanimous (30-27, 29-27x2)
At 47:10 - 5. Elizeu Zaleski (23-7) DEF. Benoit St. Denis (8-1) — DEC, Unanimous (29-26x3)
At 54:04 - 4. Michal Oleksiejczuk (15-4) DEF. Shamil Gamzatov (14-1) — KO/TKO, Uppercut at 3:31 of Rd 1
At 55:34 - 3. Lerone Murphy (11-0) DEF. Makwan Amirkhani (16-7) — KO/TKO, Knee at 0:14 of Rd 3, Total 14:46
At 59:06 - 2. Andre Petroski (7-1) DEF. Hu Yaozong (3-3) — SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 4:46 of Rd 3, Total 14:46
At 1:02:50 - 1. Tagir Ulanbekov (13-1) DEF. Allan Nascimento (18-6) — DEC, Split (29-28x2, 28-29)
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