UFC 267 Results – Glover Teixeira Chokes Out Jan Blachowicz, Becomes Champion At 42 Years

Glover Teixeira added his name to the history books a stunning submission victory over Jan Blachowicz to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion at the age of 42 in the main event of UFC 267 on Saturday night October 30 at Fight Island.

Blachowicz (28-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) started out connecting kicks on Teixeira (33-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) early in the fight as the challenger was looking to close the distance. Teixeira then shot for a takedown 40 seconds into the fight and succeded.

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Blachowicz was able to defend strikes from Teixeira from the top and maintained pressure from the top and tried applying pressure on Blachowicz’s neck and Teixeira maintained top position till the end of the round.

Blachowicz started landing regularly in the second round and was landing crisp right hands that troubled the challenger, who looked to take the fight to the canvas ones again. Teixeira shot for the takedown But Blachowicz was able to defend the takedown successful and continued his perfect striking.

Teixeira then connected a big shot That wobbled the champion and then followed it up with a takedown, then on the canvas , connected a few punches, manoeuvred to the back and flattened the champion before slipping in a rare naked choke forcing the champion to tap.

“20 years baby, I have no words to describe it,” Teixeira told Daniel Cormier during his post-fight interview. “I keep breaking the rules at 42 years old and I’m going to keep breaking the rules.”

Teixeira finally became a UFC champion after 20 years and 40 professional career fights and most especially at the age of 42. Teixeira extended his winning streak to six, three wins in 2019 and two in 2020 handed him the title shot.

Blachowicz, who was fighting for the first time since defending the light heavyweight title for the first time against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. Blachowicz won the title with a stoppage win over Dominic Reyes at UFC 253.

UFC 267 Full Fight Card Results

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