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Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira Gets A New Date & Likely Destination – MMA Root

Jan Blachowicz’s next title defense against Glover Teixeira has reportedly been moved to October 30 instead of the originally planned September date.

What reported by AG Fight on SundayJan Blachowicz’s light heavyweight title fight against Glover Teixeira is now being targeted for UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi this October. By the time the fight happens, Teixeira just turned 42 years old.

Following his victory over Thiago Santos last November, the veteran made an effort to be selected to be Jan Blachowicz’s first defense of the title. Having turned 41 a month before this victory, Teixeira wanted to do the remaining time of the race well and hit while the iron was hot. Unfortunately for him, the UFC chose to go with Israel Adesanya.

Blachowicz was able to defeat Adesanya by unanimous decision and has now turned his attention to Teixeira, but it will be a slow focus on the Brazilian. The fight will now take place even later than originally planned, further delaying Teixeira and adding to what will be a near-year hiatus for the aging # 1 contender.

Meanwhile, one name that has emerged at the front of the queue awaiting the winner of this fight is Jiří Procházka, who defeated recent title challenger Dominick Reyes last month and is currently ranked No. 2, directly behind Teixeira. Blachowicz believes Procházka should face Aleksandar Rakic, ranked No. 3, to determine who will get the next title shot after Teixeira.

There are currently no other fights announced for the UFC 267 lineup, but MMA News will keep you posted as fights are added to this card.

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