It’s been a very long time since a major UFC show was not on pay-per-view, but the 10-year drought will be over on October 30th. UFC 267 will be an ESPN+ card, as it’s one week before the blockbuster UFC 268 pay-per-view in New York. I stress this isn’t a free card, but as part of your standard ESPN+ subscription you’re getting a hell of an event.
The headliner at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is a light heavyweight title bout between champion Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira. In the co-main event, Aljamain Sterling defends his bantamweight title against Petr Yan, who lost his belt with an ill-fated illegal knee in a fight he was otherwise winning.
Fans also get to see the return of Khamzat Chimaev versus China’s Li Jingliang, as well as lightweight contender Islam Makhachev against former champ Rafael dos Anjos.
Here’s what’s in store thus far for UFC 267:
Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira
Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan
Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Alexander Volkov vs. Marcin Tybura
Li Jingliang vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Amanda Ribas vs. Virna Jandiroba
Walt Harris vs. Tai Tuivasa
Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Shamil Gamzatov
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Allan Nascimento