Press Release

UFC returns to Fight Island with two world championship bouts at UFC 267: BLACHOWICZ VS TEIXEIRA

This weekend, UFC returns to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi with a pair of world championship bouts on UFC 267: BLACHOWICZ VS TEIXEIRA. The event will air live in Asia starting with the prelims on Sunday, October 31 at 12 Midnight (Hong Kong/Manila) and the main card at 2 a.m.

UFC® 267: BLACHOWICZ vs. TEIXEIRA will headline Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, which will feature city-wide activations, including fan events, fitness showcases and much more, in partnership with Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.


In the ultra-competitive light heavyweight division, UFC world champion Jan Blachowicz goes for his second successful title defense when he takes on massive veteran finisher, the #1 ranked Glover Teixeira.


Former UFC bantamweight champion and #1 contender Petr Yan and surging #3 Cory Sandhagen aim to show off the explosiveness of the division when they vie for the interim title.


China’s most veteran UFC athlete, #11 welterweight contender Li Jingliang (18-6) will welcome the return of undefeated, heralded Khamzat Chimaev (9-0). Joining “The Leech” on the card will be China’s Hu Yaozong (3-2) who makes his first Octagon appearance in nearly three years against Andrei Petroski (6-2), a graduate from the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter.