The new date and place for the Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira have been revealed. The fight for the UFC light heavyweight title will take place on October 30 in Abu Dhabi.
The fight was initially scheduled to headline the UFC 266 event on September 25th. However, it has been recently revealed that the meeting will not take place on that PPV and will instead be rescheduled for a later date.
As reported by Lotta AG, the UFC light heavyweight match between reigning champion Blachowicz and Brazilian challenger Teixeira has been rescheduled to have the next PPV in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi has hosted several UFC events in the past, particularly on Yas Island aka Fight Island during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent UFC event to take place here was UFC 257 in January. The event was held at Etihad Arena.
It was preceded by UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar and UFC on ESPN: Church Vs. Magny, they both played in the same place. Prior to this trio of events, all of the UFC Fight Island events were held at the Flash Forum.
Fans can expect additional details regarding the upcoming event in Abu Dhabi, with Blachowicz vs. Teixeira, to be revealed in the coming days.
Jan Blachowicz seeks to continue his momentum in 2021 defeating Glover Teixeira
Earlier this year, Jan Blachowicz has secured one of the greatest victories of his career in one of the most important fights of 2021. Poland has successfully defended its UFC lightweight title against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 in March.
With a unanimous decision victory at the PPV, Blachowicz has earned the distinction of becoming the first, and so far only, person to defeat Israel Adesanya in the sport of MMA. Needless to say, Blachowicz is on top of the momentum of his victory and is looking to continue his ways of victory as he heads into his next fight against Teixeira.
Meanwhile, Teixeira’s the last fight saw him defeat Thiago Santos due to a third-round submission to the UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira in November.
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