Title Fights Official; Ismagulov 7.5 Pounds Over – MMA Root

Title Fights Official; Ismagulov 7.5 Pounds Over

Two Ultimate Fighting Championship titles are canceled for UFC 267.

The main event will see Jan Blachowicz wanting to defend his gold lightweight heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. Meanwhile, Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen will fight for the interim bantamweight title while Aljamain Sterling is recovering from surgery. While all four contenders for the championship weighed in, Damir Ismagulov unprofessionally scored 7.5lbs over the lightweight limit for his fight against Magomed Mustafaev and Khamzat Chimaev initially weighed 0.5lbs above the welterweight limit.

Blachowicz (28-8) is currently in a five-game winning streak and comes from a successful 205 pound title defense against middleweight king Israel Adesanya. The 38-year-old has shown considerable Polish strength, beating Dominick Reyes, Corey Anderson and Luke Rockhold in recent fights. The champion officially weighed 205 kg in the dot.

Meanwhile, this title shot is too long for Teixeira (32-7). The 42-year-old Brazilian also has a five-game winning streak. The veteran fighter recently punched Anthony Smith and kicked Thiago Santos with a bare chuck. The challenger also climbed the scales to 205 pounds.

The co-main event will see Yan (15-2) looking to win gold again in bantamweight against Sandhagen (14-3). Ian comes from a defeat excluded by Sterling after landing on an illegal knee and was previously undefeated in the UFC. Instead, “Sandman” had amassed victories over Frankie Edgar and Marlon Moraes before losing a controversial split decision against TJ Dillashaw. Both fighters weighed exactly 135 kg.

UFC 267 will be broadcast live on ESPN +. The qualifiers start at 10:30 a.m. ET / 7: 30 p.m. ET while the main card starts at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT.

UFC 267 weighing results:

Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (205)
Cory Sandhagen (135) vs. Petr Yan (135)
Dan Hooker (156) vs. Islam Makhachev (155.5)
Marcin Tybura (249) vs. Alexander Volkov (263)
Khamzat Chimaev (171.5) * against Jingliang Li (171)
Magomed Ankalaev (205.5) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (205.5)
Virna Jandiroba (116) vs. Amanda Ribas (115.5)
Ricardo Ramos (146) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (146)
Albert Duraev (186) vs. Roman Kopylov (186)
Benoit St. Denis (171) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5)
Shamil Gamzatov (206) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (206)
Makwan Amirkhani (146) vs. Lerone Murphy (146)
Andre Petroski (185.5) vs. Yaozong Hu (186)
Damir Ismagulov (163.5) ** against Magomed Mustafaev (156)
Allan Nascimento (126) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (125)
Jiri Prochazka (205) ***

* Chimaev lost 0.5 kg and has one hour to lose weight. * Ismagulov weighed 7.5 kg above the light weight limit.
** Prochazka weighed in as a substitute for the main event.