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Jan Blachowicz To Defend Light Heavyweight Title At UFC 266 Against Glover Teixeira – MMA Root



Jan Blachowicz will look to defend his light heavyweight title for the second time when he meets Glover Teixeira on September 4 at UFC 266.

UFC President Dana White told ESPN the news, and the venue and venue for the fight have yet to be announced.

Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira was the fight to make after the Polish champion defended his belt last time. The Brazilian has a long winning streak and, at 41, this is probably Teixeira’s last shot at the title.

Blachowicz also said that this is the fight he wanted after his UFC 259 win over Adesanya. He also believes that he is much better than the challenger everywhere.

“He has good boxing but he uses it to get close and take you down. In this fight, I’m going to be the guy who wants to fight standing up and he’s going to try to take me down, ”said Blachowicz on Just Scrap Radio at BJPENN.com. “My jiu-jitsu is good, even better than what he has, so if he tries to knock me down, it won’t be easy to submit. You will have to be careful, maybe you will try to knock it down. In every part of the game, I am better. “

Jan Blachowicz
Jan Blachowicz, Credit: UFC.com

Jan Blachowicz (28-8) is on a five-fight winning streak and is 9-1 in his last 10. Last time, he defended his belt for the first time while using his fight to earn a decision victory over Adesanya. . . To win the vacant title, he scored a second-round TKO victory over Dominick Reyes. He also has notable wins over Corey Anderson, Luke Rockhold, and Jared Cannonier, among others.

Glover Teixeira (32-7) is also on a five-fight winning streak and is coming off a submission win over Thiago Santos last time out. Before that, he defeated Anthony Smith in a dominant performance. The Brazilian fought for UFC gold once and lost a decision to Jon Jones at UFC 172 in 2014.

Who do you think will win, Jan Blachowicz or Glover Teixeira?

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