Combat sports fans are in for a treat because UFC 267 goes down on Saturday, October 30. The event will take place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, kicking off at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST. The event itself is filled with a ton of thrilling matchups on both preliminary and main cards, however, most fans are looking forward to the main event of the night between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz and, his challenger, Glover Texeira.
The fight was originally supposed to go down at UFC 266, however, it was pushed back due to unconfirmed reasons. Still, things seem to be set in stone ahead of Saturday, so there isn’t a reason to postpone it again.
BetOnline, once again, has the odds heading into Blachowicz vs Teixeira, so continue reading to see who’s favored to win at UFC 267.
UFC 267 Odds: Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira
Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, October 26
- Record: Jan Blachowicz (c) (28-8-0) vs Glover Teixeira (32-7-0)
- Moneyline: Blachowicz (-280) vs Teixeira (+240)
- Total Rounds: 2.5 — Over (-115), Under (-115)
- Method of Victory: Blachowicz via KO/TKO (+105)
The complete odds list is available at BetOnline.ag.
Blachowicz Favored to Retain
Blachowicz (-280) is projected to successfully defend the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 267, according to BetOnline. That makes sense considering that the Poland native has won nine of his last 10 fights since October 2017. His last victory came in the form of his first successful title defense against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. While Adesanya is talented in his own right, Blachowicz defeated him by unanimous decision, further cementing his dominance.
Blachowicz is currently favored to defeat Teixeira by KO/TKO (+105) at UFC 267, which is backed up by him knocking out three of his last five opponents. Fortunately for him, Teixeira has been knocked out three times in his career, with the most recent time being in May 2017. The champ should be able to land a bunch of strikes on the challenger, who is giving up 3.84 significant strikes per minute with a 55% strike defense rating.
If the fight goes the distance, that would work in Blachowicz’s favor as well. Four of his last nine wins have come via decision. Meanwhile, Teixeira has lost 44% of the time any of his fights have gone the distance compared to the challenger losing 31%.
While it will no doubt be a tough fight, Blachowicz is so good at winning in a variety of ways that it’s tough not to like him heading into UFC 267.
UFC 267: Can Teixeira Pull Off Another Underdog Victory?
Entering UFC 267 as the +240 underdog isn’t anything new for Teixeira. The 41-year-old Brazilian is usually the underdog in most of his fights, however, that hasn’t stopped him from forming his own five-fight winning streak as of late. His most recent victory was an impressive one, defeating Thiago Santos by submission at UFC Vegas 13 back in November 2020. Now, he’ll look to continue that momentum into Abu Dhabi this weekend.
Teixeira also has some incentive to walk out as champion. UFC 267 marks his first time challenging for the light heavyweight championship since he was defeated by Jon Jones (by unanimous decision) at UFC 172 all the way back in April 2014. At 41 years old, there’s no telling if he’ll see another title shot down the line if he comes up short, which is why it’s an “all or nothing” situation for the veteran.
Averaging 2.04 takedowns and 0.99 submissions per 15 minutes, it won’t be surprising if Teixeira tries to beat Blachowicz by bringing the fight to the mat. The issue there is that the champion has a 66% takedown defense rating and will likely use his kicks to create distance to prevent any takedowns. That’s likely why BetOnline has listed decision/points Teixeira’s likeliest method of victory (+600). Things might not end well for him if the fight does go the distance, which is why it’s in his best interest to try and finish off Blachowicz as soon as possible.