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Who won Blachowicz vs Teixeira?
Glover Teixeira beat Jan Blachowicz by submission in the 2nd round, during the main event of UFC 267, on Saturday 30th October 2021.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Blachowicz vs Teixeira stats
Jan Blachowicz stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Glover Teixeira made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Teixeira had a large advantage in power over Blachowicz, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 29%.
Jan Blachowicz was the younger man by 3 years, at 39 years old.
Blachowicz had 2-inch reach advantage.
Blachowicz was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 year and 8 months later than Teixeira, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 87 to Teixeira's 84.
Blachowicz vs Teixeira form
Blachowicz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ronaldo Souza at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Before that, he had beat Luke Rockhold at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had been beaten by Thiago Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
Teixeira had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Before that, he had defeated Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
He had beat Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jan Blachowicz had been fighting more than Glover Teixeira.
Going to this contest, Jan Blachowicz had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 27 days ago, while Glover Teixeira's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 15 days ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Teixeira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.