A rare free numbered UFC event was set to go down on Fight Island this weekend, as the promotion returned to Abu Dhabi for UFC 267.
The UFC has done a wonderful job marketing Fight Island, even if the events held there are little different from the promotion’s previous jaunts to the UAE. But with UFC 267, there was something truly special — a title fight-topped card, a numbered event, that you didn’t have to pay for.
Well, outside a subscription to ESPN+, or where ever you watch your UFC events.
Still, a free title fight — two in fact — was something to get excited for. Especially when the main event saw the “Polish Power” of champ Jan Blachowicz paired up with veteran Glover Teixeira, whose late-career resurgence has been nothing short of inspiring.
In the co-main event, meanwhile, a bantamweight title fight was nixed when Aljamain Sterling was forced out of the event. So in its place, Petr Yan will face Cory Sandhagen with an interim belt on the line.
Weigh-ins for the event take place Friday – check below for results!
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira Weigh-In Results
Light Heavyweight: Jan Błachowicz (c) (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (205) – for the UFC light heavyweight championship
Bantamweight: Petr Yan (135) vs. Cory Sandhagen (135) – for the UFC interim bantamweight championship
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev (155.5) vs. Dan Hooker (156)
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov (263) vs. Marcin Tybura (249)
Welterweight: Li Jingliang (171) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (171) weighed 171.5 on the first attempt
Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev (205.5) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (205.5)
Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Ribas (115.5) vs. Virna Jandiroba (116)
Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos (146) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (146)
Middleweight: Albert Duraev (186) vs. Roman Kopylov (186)
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5) vs. Benoît St. Denis (171)
Light Heavyweight: Michał Oleksiejczuk (206) vs. Shamil Gamzatov (206)
Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani (146) vs Lerone Murphy (146)
Middleweight: Hu Yaozong (186) vs. Andre Petroski (185.5)
Damir Ismagulov (163.5) vs. Magomed Mustafaev (156) bout cancelled after Ismagulov missed weight by 7.5lbs
Flyweight: Tagir Ulanbekov (125) vs. Allan Nascimento (126)
Jiri Prochazka (205)