The new date and location for the Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira fight have been announced. The UFC light heavyweight title fight is due to take place in Abu Dhabi on October 30th.
The fight was originally supposed to be the headline of the UFC 266 event on September 25th. However, it was recently announced that the matchup will not take place at this PPV and will instead be postponed to a later date.
As reported by AG fight, the UFC light heavyweight title match between reigning champions Blachowicz and Brazilian challenger Teixeira has been postponed to the next PPV in the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi has hosted several UFC events in the past, most notably on Yas Island, also known as Fight Island, during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The last UFC event to be held there was UFC 257 in January. The event took place in the Etihad Arena.
This was preceded by UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar and UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny, which both took place in the same place. Prior to this trio of events, all of the UFC Fight Island events took place on the Flash Forum.
Fans can expect more details about the next event in Abu Dhabi with Blachowicz vs. Teixeira to be announced in the coming days.
Jan Blachowicz aims to continue his momentum in 2021 by defeating Glover Teixeira
At the beginning of this year Jan Blachowicz secured one of the greatest victories of his career in one of the most important fights of 2021. The Pole successfully defended his UFC light heavyweight title against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in March at UFC 259.
With a unanimous win at the PPV, Blachowicz earned the distinction of being the first and so far only person to beat Israel Adesanya in MMA sport. Needless to say, Blachowicz is ramping up the momentum of his victory and trying to continue his triumphant march as he goes into his upcoming battle against Teixeira.
Meanwhile, Teixeira defeated Thiago Santos in his last fight in the third round at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira in November.
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