The UFC light heavyweight championship will be on the line once again as Jan Blachowicz collides with Glover Teixeira to defend his strap for the second time. The two men will meet in the main event of UFC 267, which is scheduled to take place on October 30 in Abu Dhabi.
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has released Blachowicz vs Teixeira odds and the champ is the -290 favorite with the challenger listed as the +230 underdog. This means you would have to place a $290 bet on Blachowicz to profit $100 while a $100 wager on Teixeira would net you $230.
Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira Odds
Odds as of October 29 from Sportsbook
Using our sports betting calculator, we can determine the implied win probability for the Blachowicz vs Teixeira odds. For Jan’s betting line of -290, his implied win probability is 74.36 percent, while the +230 odds for Glover represent an implied win probability of 30.30 percent.
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Blachowicz vs Teixeira Odds Analysis
It is a welcome change for the champion, who has been the betting underdog in each of his last three fights, including being more than a 2:1 option in his two title fights. To quote welterweight champion Kamaru Usman: “Put some respect on my name.” In fact, in Blachowicz’s five-fight winning streak, he has been the chalk just once, in his split-decision win over Jacare Souza.
Teixeira A Dog In Second Title Shot
Flash back to seven years ago, and Glover Teixeira was a +350 underdog when he stepped into the cage against Jon Jones at UFC 172. He failed to cash as a plus-money option in that bout, losing via unanimous decision, but hopes his fortunes change in his second crack at UFC gold. Glover is on a five-fight winning streak and has been an underdog or a pick‘em in four of those victories.
Blachowicz vs Teixeira Preview
The champ had a hiccup in his career about six years ago, dropping four of five fights, but at the ripe age of 34, he went on a tear and has won nine of his last 10, five of them by stoppage (two submissions, three knockouts).
The latter stat speaks to the well-rounded skill set that Blachowicz possesses. It extrapolates further in his overall record as 17 of his 28 wins have been stoppages (eight knockouts, nine submissions). Jan is an intelligent fighter, rarely putting himself in real danger while executing when he has the opportunity to hurt his foes. His Polish power is undeniable, especially his body kicks, which do tremendous damage if not blocked.
Is Glover Just An Older Version Of Jan?
It can be argued that we are seeing a fight between very similar fighters. Perhaps the edge would lie with Teixeira a bit in his boxing skills, with 18 knockouts to nine submissions on his record. However, with Blachowicz’s two-inch reach advantage and kickboxing skills, he may keep the challenger at bay.
Glover also has a really good fight IQ and knows when to conserve his energy and when to push. Additionally, Teixeira is competent anywhere the fight goes. However, on the feet he does have a tendency to absorb more shots than he lands, which is a dangerous game to play in this match.
Blachowicz vs Teixeira Prediction
Personally, I think this fight is a lot closer than the odds suggest, much like the Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz fight when I thought both men had a similar approach to the bout. I have taken Jan in both of his title fights and I will be doing so against Glover as well, though I wish the betting line was closer.
Ultimately, Blachowicz should have some success with his kicks at range and if he can keep the fight on the feet or take Teixeira down to sap some energy, he should cruise to a victory.