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UFC 267 Odds & Predictions: Two Title Fights Scheduled

Jan Blachowicz (Left) is favored in the UFC 267 odds for the main event.

The UFC returns to the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi for this loaded fight card – UFC 267. Top to bottom, this card is stacked, culminating with two title fights at the top of the bill. Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen compete for the interim bantamweight strap in the co-main event, while Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira fight for the light heavyweight belt in the final bout of the night.

UFC 267 is the first numbered event since UFC 138 in 2011 that will not be a pay-per-view. An interesting note on that card: All five of the main-card fights ended inside the distance. Could we see a similar outcome on October 30?

When it comes to UFC 267 odds for the main event, the current champ, Blachowicz, is the betting favorite over Teixeira.

UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira Notes

Blachowicz is returning to Abu Dhabi for the first time since he won the title last September at UFC 253 by knocking out Dominick Reyes. This is his second title defense as he extended his five-fight winning streak by beating Israel Adesanya in March at UFC 259.

Also riding a five-fight winning streak is the dangerous veteran Teixeira, whose last victory came over Thiago Santos, the last man to beat Blachowicz. Flash back to UFC 172 in April 2014 and Teixeira was in this same position fighting for the light heavyweight belt against Jon Jones but lost via unanimous decision.

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UFC 267 Odds

Online sportsbook Bovada has all of the UFC 267 odds and in this anticipated main event, Jan Blachowicz is the -300 favorite with Glover Teixeira coming in as the +235 underdog. From a profit standpoint, if you’re looking to profit $100 with a winning Blachowicz ticket, you need to wager $300. A $100 winning bet on Teixeira would profit $235.

We can look further at the UFC 267 odds for the main event with our sports betting calculator, which shows that Blachowicz’s -300 odds represent an implied win probability of 75.00 percent. Teixeira’s odds have an implied win probability of 29.85 percent.

If you’re looking to add a parlay piece to your ticket and want the biggest favorite in the UFC 267 odds, look no further than the featured bout of the night with Islam Makhachev (-575) favored over Dan Hooker (+390). This line is equal to the return of Khamzat Chimaev (-575) against Jingliang Li (+390).

Conversely, the tightest betting line in the UFC 267 odds comes in the light heavyweight prelim bout with Shamil Gamzatov listed as the -145 chalk over Michael Olekseijczuk (+120).

UFC 267 Betting Odds & Fight Card


UFC 267 Betting Lines And Fight Card
  • Main Card
  • Light Heavyweight Championship – Jan Blachowicz (-300) vs Glover Teixeira (+235)
  • Interim Bantamweight Championship – Petr Yan (-230) vs Cory Sandhagen (+185)
  • Lightweight – Islam Makhachev (-575) vs Dan Hooker (+390)
  • Heavyweight – Alexander Volkov (-300) vs Marcin Tybura (+235)
  • Welterweight – Jingliang Li (+390) vs Khamzat Chimaev (-575)
  • Light Heavyweight – Magomed Ankalaev (-300) vs Volkan Oezdemir (+235)
  • Prelims
  • Women’s Strawweight – Amanda Ribas (-165) vs Virna Jandiroba (+135)
  • Featherweight – Ricardo Ramos (+140) vs Zubaira Tukhugov (-170)
  • Middleweight – Albert Duraev (-325) vs Roman Kopylov (+250)
  • Welterweight -- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (-230) vs Benoit Saint-Denis (+185)
  • Light Heavyweight – Shamil Gamzatov (-145) vs Michal Oleksiejczuk (+120)
  • Featherweight – Makwan Amirkhani (+240) vs Lerone Murphy (-310)
  • Middleweight – Yaozong Hu (+185) vs Andre Petroski (-215)
  • Lightweight – Magomed Mustafaev (+220) vs Damir Ismagulov (-275)
  • Flyweight – Tagir Ulanbekov (-400) vs Allan Nascimento (+300)

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UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira Broadcast Information
  • Date/Time: October 30, 10:30 a.m. ET
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Arena: Etihad Arena
  • Where To Watch: ESPN+

Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira Odds & Prediction

FighterOdds
Jan Blachowicz-300
Glover Teixeira+235

As mentioned off the top, this is the second title shot for Glover Teixeira (+235), who suffered an injury early in his first attempt that severely hampered his chances. The ongoing five-fight winning streak for Jan Blachowicz (-300) is the longest of his seven-year UFC career.


Blachowicz: Need to Knows
  • While this win streak is his longest inside the UFC, Blachowicz did have a four-fight streak snapped in his loss to Thiago Santos in 2019. Overall, he is 28-8 with 17 stoppages (eight by knockout, nine by submission). He has been finished only three times, twice by knockout.
  • In Jan’s last win over middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, we saw something we rarely see from him: takedowns. He had not secured one in his previous five bouts before landing three in that title defense. He averages just 1.18 takedowns per 15 minutes.
  • That victory also marked the first time in 16 UFC bouts that Blachowicz surpassed 100 significant strikes in a fight. Typically, the champ is very sound defensively, absorbing just 2.79 significant strikes per minute while capitalizing on his opportunities powerfully with 3.59 significant strikes per minute.
  • One of Jan’s best weapons is his left body kick, which he used to severely damage Dominick Reyes en route to winning the belt just over a year ago. His kicks open up spots for his Polish power with his hands.
  • Blachowicz’s last three fights were Corey Anderson (win – knockout), Dominick Reyes (win – knockout) and Israel Adesanya (win – unanimous decision).


Teixeira: Need to Knows
  • It has been 14 fights between title opportunities for Teixeira, whose current winning streak matches his longest in the UFC since he joined in 2012. His record is 32-7 with 27 stoppages, 18 of them by knockout. He has been knocked out three times as well.
  • Glover is a little more well-rounded than Jan by virtue of his grappling. He averages 2.04 takedowns per 15 minutes and has secured at least one takedown in seven of his last nine fights.
  • With 18 knockouts on his record, there’s no discounting the power he possesses as well, though his one-punch power days may be in his past as we see more of the ground-and-pound approach from the 41-year-old.
  • He does have a tendency of getting rushed and hurt early in fights but his composure and conditioning give him the ability to survive and take over the fight as it progresses.
  • Teixeira’s last three fights were Nikita Krylov (win – split decision), Anthony Smith (win – knockout) and Thiago Santos (win – submission).

For more on this fight, check out my Blachowicz vs Teixeira odds analysis article.

Prediction: Jan Blachowicz (-300) via knockout

Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen Odds & Prediction

FighterOdds
Petr Yan-230
Cory Sandhagen+185

This is an opportunity for Petr “No Mercy” Yan (-230) to reclaim his bantamweight title after losing it to Aljamain Sterling earlier this year due to disqualification for an illegal knee. It’s not very often that a guy gets a title shot following a loss but that is the case for Cory Sandhagen (+185), who dropped a close decision to T.J. Dillashaw in July.


Yan: Need to Knows
  • Yan had been on a 10-fight winning streak prior to his disqualification back in March. His record stands at 15-2 with seven knockout wins and he’s never been stopped.
  • Many see Yan as the uncrowned champion as he was thoroughly dominating the bout with Sterling before the infraction. No Mercy was showing his well-rounded skill set with seven takedowns, the most in his UFC career, along with his crisp boxing.
  • He has knocked down five of his eight UFC opponents at least once, including each of his last four foes, and he averages 5.99 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.55. Yan’s hands are very fast and have big power behind them; everything he throws is with bad intentions.
  • In addition to his power and grappling, No Mercy is a smart fighter who is always setting traps. He does have some vulnerabilities when he’s under pressure and he prefers to lead the dance.
  • Yan’s last three fights were Urijah Faber (win – knockout), Jose Aldo (win – knockout) and Aljamain Sterling (loss – disqualification).


Sandhagen: Need to Knows
  • While the judges scored his last fight in favor of Dillashaw via split decision, many fans saw it the other way. Regardless, Sandhagen’s record heading into this fight is 14-3 with one submission loss to the aforementioned Sterling, while nine of his wins have been finishes, including six knockouts.
  • Like Yan, Sandhagen has bad intentions in the Octagon, as he outlined in his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, talking about needing to hurt his opponents rather than just going out to compete.
  • Cory doesn’t look to grapple that often, securing just 0.74 takedowns per 15 minutes. He hasn’t landed a takedown over his last five fights dating back to 2019. He’s an aggressive striker, averaging 6.32 significant strikes per minute.
  • Takedown defense has been a bit of an issue for him, getting taken down at least once in seven of his nine UFC bouts and stuffing only 65 percent of attempts. Offensively, he’s big for the division at five-foot-11 with a 70-inch reach, though he tends to fight off his back heels as a counter-striker.
  • Sandhagen’s last three fights were Marlon Moraes (win – knockout), Frankie Edgar (win – knockout) and T.J. Dillashaw (loss – split decision).

Prediction: Petr Yan (-230) via knockout

For more on this fight, check out my Yan vs Sandhagen odds analysis article.

Islam Makhachev vs Dan Hooker Odds & Prediction

FighterOdds
Islam Makhachev-575
Dan Hooker+390

Certified badass Dan “The Hangman” Hooker (+390) took this fight after scoring a win in late September while dealing with major travel issues due to the pandemic. This late-notice fight isn’t an easy one for Hooker, though, as Islam Makhachev (-575) could be the lightweight champion in the not-so-distant future as he lays his eight-fight winning streak on the line.


Makhachev: Need to Knows
  • Makhachev, a childhood friend of Khabib Nurmagomedov, arguably the GOAT of the UFC, finally appears to be on track to getting into the title conversation. He holds a 20-1 record with nine submission wins and that one defeat coming by knockout.
  • Like Khabib, Islam is a tremendous wrestler, averaging 3.31 takedowns per 15 minutes and landing at least one in seven of his 10 UFC bouts. However, unlike the former champ, Makhachev’s striking is also superb.
  • He absorbs only 0.77 significant strikes per minute and none of his 10 UFC opponents have landed more than 20 significant strikes on him in a fight. The southpaw has an exceptional fight IQ, great footwork and is simply dangerous anywhere the fight goes.
  • Makhachev’s last three fights were Davi Ramos (win – unanimous decision), Drew Dober (win – submission) and Thiago Moises (win – submission).


Hooker: Need to Knows
  • I mentioned Hooker’s travel complications – he showed up to Vegas from New Zealand on a Thursday, made weight Friday and won on Saturday vs Nasrat Haqparast, who had the same itinerary. That win ended a two-fight skid and he’s now 21-10 with 17 stoppages, 10 by knockout. He has been stopped four times, twice by knockout and twice by submission.
  • The Hangman has shown evolution in his game. Primarily a striker for much of his UFC career, we’ve seen him secure seven takedowns over his last three fights after landing just four in his previous 14 bouts.
  • He’s exceptionally tough and has been in some wars recently, notably with Dustin Poirier and Paul Felder. Conditioning never seems to be an issue but his big mistake tends to be allowing himself to be goaded into a firefight rather than using his length to pick his foes apart.
  • Hooker’s last three fights were Dustin Poirier (loss – unanimous decision), Michael Chandler (loss – knockout) and Nasrat Haqparast (win – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Islam Makhachev (-575) via decision

Alexander Volkov vs Marcin Tybura Odds & Prediction

FighterOdds
Alexander Volkov-300
Marcin Tybura+235

Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (+235) is on the best stretch of his UFC career, securing victories in five straight bouts, including back-to-back knockouts. Meanwhile, Alexander “Drago” Volkov (-300) had his two-fight winning streak snapped in June when he lost to the interim heavyweight champion, Ciryl Gane.


Volkov: Need to Knows
  • Only once has Volkov dropped back-to-back fights in his career and he will try to avoid that fate in this bout. He has a 33-9 record, including 22 knockout wins. Four of his defeats have been finishes, two by knockout and two by submission.
  • Drago is first and foremost a striker, standing six-foot-seven with an 80-inch reach that he uses effectively. He doesn’t have tremendous one-punch power but has great conditioning, surpassing 100 significant strikes in four of his 10 UFC bouts.
  • Volkov bounces around a bit but tends to be more flat-footed than not. With this approach, he has good counters while picking away with his jab and kicks at long range.
  • Volkov’s last three fights were Walt Harris (win – knockout), Alistair Overeem (win – knockout) and Ciryl Gane (loss – unanimous decision).


Tybura: Need to Knows
  • Tybura had a rough two-year stretch in which he lost four of five fights but he has burst out of that with his current run. He is now 22-6 with 15 stoppage wins, nine by knockout, and has four knockout defeats.
  • Like Teixeira in the main event, Tybur has had several fights in which he gets cracked, survives and then turns the tide to win. This was seen in his victory over Greg Hardy and much of it can be attributed to his superior conditioning.
  • He also mixes in 1.67 takedowns per 15 minutes, which saps his foes’ energy, allowing him to pick up the pace as the fight progresses. I also like that he typically will fire back immediately after absorbing a strike.
  • Tybura’s last three fights were Ben Rothwell (win – unanimous decision), Greg Hardy (win – knockout) and Walt Harris (win – knockout).

Prediction: Alexander Volkov (-300) via decision

Jingliang Li vs Khamzat Chimaev Odds & Prediction

FighterOdds
Jingliang Li+390
Khamzat Chimaev-575

We get to see Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev (-575) back in action after more than a year off as he looks to remain undefeated at 9-0. Looking to slap a loss on Chimaev’s record is the always entertaining Jingliang “The Leech” Li (+390), who’s coming off an impressive win over Santiago Ponzinibbio in January.


Li: Need to Knows
  • Li’s win in January helped him avoid back-to-back losses, something that has never happened in his career. He is 18-6 overall with 13 finishes, nine by knockout, while only being stopped once, by submission back in 2015.
  • The Leech is a fun fighter as he’s always pushing the pace and willing to mix up his attacks from striking to grappling, though we see the former more often. He has a wide stance and big kicks at long range before setting up the punches.
  • Having never been knocked out, Li will enter the pocket and hold his ground, willing to absorb a shot so he can land one of his own. He’s constantly in motion, which can be tough to figure out with his awkward movements, but grappling-heavy opponents make him a little more hesitant.
  • Li’s last three fights were Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (win – knockout), Neil Magny (loss – unanimous decision) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (win – knockout).


Chimaev: Need to Knows
  • While Chimaev has just three fights in the UFC, the hype train is real as all three performances were dominant. His record is 9-0, all stoppages and none reaching the third round with six knockouts and three submissions.
  • In those three UFC wins, he fought twice at middleweight and once at welterweight, his natural weight class. What’s even crazier, he made his debut on July 15, 2020, at middleweight and fought 10 days later at welterweight and 15 pounds lighter.
  • When I say dominant performances, I don’t think I’ve seen a more amazing start to a UFC career. In three fights, he has landed a combined 87 significant strikes while absorbing just one, while also securing three takedowns and getting two knockouts and a submission.
  • The big question for Borz for this fight is how much he has recovered from a tough battle with COVID-19 that had him questioning whether he’d ever fight again.
  • Chimaev’s last three fights were John Phillips (win – submission), Rhys McKee (win – knockout) and Gerald Meerschaert (win – knockout).

Prediction: Khamzat Chimaev (-575) via knockout

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Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir Odds & Prediction

FighterOdds
Magomed Ankalaev-300
Volkan Oezdemir+235

In search of his first win in nearly two years, which came in controversial fashion, is former title challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir (+235). Conversely, Magomed Ankalaev (-300) hasn’t tasted defeat since his UFC debut back in 2018, having won six straight since then.


Ankalaev: Need to Knows
  • That loss for Ankalev happened at 4:59 of the third round in a fight he was dominating. He’s now 15-1 with nine knockouts and the one submission loss to Paul Craig.
  • Magomed is a tremendous striker, averaging 3.31 significant strikes per minute while absorbing only 1.78, and he has outstruck all but one of his seven UFC opponents. He also mixes in 1.18 takedowns per 15 minutes.
  • When he fights out of the southpaw stance, he has a sharp right hook that is accurate and powerful. What makes him most dangerous is his ability to fight in various ranges and he can grapple as well.
  • Ankalaev’s last three fights were Ion Cutelaba (win – knockout), Ion Cutelaba (win – knockout) and Nikita Krylov (win – unanimous decision).


Oezdemir: Need to Knows
  • Oezdemir fought for a title in just his fourth UFC start after back-to-back first-minute knockouts but since has gone 2-4 in his last six with one controversial split-decision win. He holds a 17-5 record with 12 knockout wins and has been knocked out and submitted twice each.
  • No Time, as his name would suggest, is an aggressive fighter, averaging 5.03 significant strikes per minute while also absorbing 4.24. In the grappling department, he has landed just two takedowns over his nine-fight UFC career.
  • Volkan has a boxer’s stance with his hands high and fighting behind his jab. I find he does his best work when he mixes in his kicks because when he relies only on his boxing, he tends to overreach at times and gets countered. He also will walk straight into opposing jabs or crosses.
  • Oezdemir’s last three fights were Ilir Latifi (win – knockout), Aleksandar Rakic (win – split decision) and Jiri Prochazka (loss – knockout).

Prediction: Magomed Ankalaev (-300) via knockout

UFC 267 Best Bets

FighterOdds
Light Heavyweight Championship – Jan Blachowicz-300
Bantamweight Championship – Petr Yan-230
Lightweight – Islam Makhachev-575
Heavyweight – Alexander Volkov-300
Welterweight – Khamzat Chimaev-575
Light Heavyweight – Magomed Ankalaev-300