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UFC 267: Teixeira becomes oldest first-time champion in UFC history

As it was said that UFC 267 is going to be the biggest event of the year, UFC 267 delivered more than expected in terms of historic achievements. Saturday's event at Etihad Arena on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island produced a caravan of record-breaking results this year, as expected. First let's talk about the main event and the most notable match between Glover Teixeira (33-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) and John Blachuki (28-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC). Was placed The 42-year-old Brazilian veteran claimed Bachowicz's light heavyweight belt and became the oldest champion for the first time in UFC history. Bachowicz was a notable favorite in the second-oldest joint title fight in UFC history, but Teixeira won for the sixth time in a row. After massively controlling the first round, Teixeira made an extraordinary takedown in the second round and was in a position to sink the winning square at 3:02. Blachowicz suffered a submission loss for the first time since November 10, 2007 - 5,103 days (approximately 14 years) and a duration of 31 battles. Speaking of which, in the main event, Peter Yan (16-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and Corey Sandhagan (14-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) competed in the all-time bantamweight title fight. Earlier, Yan (16-2) reasserted his claim to the bantamweight belt by defeating Sandhagan (14-4) in a thrilling Elite Strikers contest. Yan won the bantamweight belt in Abu Dhabi last year, but lost to Al-Jamin Sterling in March when Yan was disqualified for an illegal knee strike in the fourth round of the winning bout in Las Vegas. The UFC decided to give the winner of Yan's showdown with Sandhagen an interim belt because Sterling is not ready to return from neck surgery. Yan and Sindhagan traded a variety of attacks and ground tactics in a high-level technical battle that delighted Abu Dhabi fans. Yan got better with more exchanges and won all three cards 49-46.


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