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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT: MAGOMED ANKALAEV VS. VOLKAN OEZDEMIR — 2:16 PM ET

Magomed Ankalaev picked up his seventh straight win, defeating Volkan Oezdemir by unanimous decision in the opening bout of the 267 main card.

Ankalaev (16–1) was accurate in his strikes, and he landed a brutal shot on the left eye of Oezdemir (17–6). Ankalaev looked dominant throughout the fight, and as the seventh-ranked light heavyweight entering the fight, he more than held his ground against eighth-ranked Oezdemir.

With no clear next opponent for Jan Blachowicz, there is a potential for Ankalaev to jump to the front of the line for a title shot. At the very least, he has earned a fight against a top-five opponent.


Jan Blachowicz has a chance to reassert his dominance at UFC 267.

Blachowicz defends his light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira, who is seeking to make the most of his final shot at gold. Teixeira is riding a five-fight win streak, but he has not met anyone quite like Blachowicz during that stretch, who has captured nine of his last 10.

Petr Yan is also expected to regain his bantamweight title, which he likely would not have lost had it not been for an illegal shot in his last defense against Aljamain Sterling. That illegal knee cost Yan the title via a disqualification loss, but Sterling was unable to compete at this card due to injury. So Cory Sandhagen, coming off a loss to T.J. Dillashaw, now gets his shot at the interim bantamweight title, which is an uphill battle against the talented Yan.

Unlikely to be a high-drawing pay-per-view, 267 is free to all ESPN+ subscribers. The card does not offer much in terms of star power, but there should be entertaining fights, including Dan Hooker against Islam Makhachev and a potential massive upset if Li Jingliang can find a way to defeat Khamzat Chimaev.

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