Glover Teixeira will fight for the light heavyweight belt against Jan Blachowicz, on September 4 at UFC 266. Dana White confirmed the news on ESPN.com. This will be the second time Teixeira will fight for the belt. In 2014, he lost to Jon Jones.
Glover Teixeira (41) has won five fights in a row. He is currently #1 in the ranking. In his last fight, he submitted Thiago Marreta, in November 2020. Teixeira has 32 wins and seven losses in MMA.
Blachowicz conquered the light heavyweight title September last year after knocking Dominick Reyes out. The belt was vacant after “Bones” quit the division. The first Blachowicz defended his belt was against Adesanya, middleweight champ who tried to be the double champ. Blachowicz (38) kept his belt. He has 28 wins and 8 losses.