Two UFC championship belts will be on the line when UFC 267 takes place in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, October 30th. Petr Yan will be aiming to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title he lost at UFC 259 when he enters the octagon for a rematch with Aljamain Sterling as a heavy betting favourite. The UFC light heavyweight crown will be up for grabs in the main event of the evening. Reigning champion Jan Blachowicz looks to extend his current win streak to six fights when he takes on veteran Glover Teixeira, also as strong betting chalk.
CanadianBettingSites takes a look at all the odds and trends ahead of these key UFC 267 matchups. Sports bettors looking to get in on UFC action for the first time can refer to our betting guides to learn all they need to know to get the best out of their mixed martial arts betting experience.
|UFC 267 Odds|
Jan Blachowicz (c) vs Teixeira – UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jan Blachowicz will look to defend his UFC light heavyweight title for a second time when he steps into the octagon against Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 as a heavy favourite. Currently riding a five-fight win streak, Blachowicz has emerged as clear chalk on the UFC 267 odds at Funbet (1.33), where a $20 bet returns just $26.60. And with good reason.
Jan Blachowicz in full control over Israel Adesanya to end round 5 😳 #UFC259
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 7, 2021
The 38-year-old Polish native has been dominant during his longest win streak in seven years, capped by a unanimous decision win over Israel Adesanya in his last outing at UFC 259. Blachowicz has seen 11 of his 28 career wins come by decision, but has been effective at finishing opponents during his current surge. The Muay Thai world champion began his current win streak with a devastating second-round knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 239, which also earned him the first of three Performance of the Night bonuses in his past five outings. After eking out a split decision win over former Strikeforce champion Jacare Souza at UFC Fight Night 164, Blachowicz earned his first UFC title shot with a first-round KO win over Corey Anderson. He took full advantage of the opportunity, winning the UFC light heavyweight crown with a second-round TKO victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 last September.
Listed as a lengthy underdog on the UFC 267 odds, with a $20 bet at Betway (3.20) paying out a handsome $64 return, Glover Teixeira will be making his second career bid for the UFC light heavyweight championship. The 41-year-old fell well short of the crown in a five-round unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones at UFC 172, which also marked the start of the most challenging stretch of his career. Overall, Teixeira would go on to win just five times over a 10-fight stretch, a run that featured defeats at the hands of Alexander Gustafsson Anthony Johnson.
— UFC (@ufc) May 14, 2020
However, the Brazilian veteran has rediscovered his winning touch over the past two years, finishing opponents on four occasions during a five-fight win streak that has revitalized his career and lifted him to No. 1 among lightweight contenders on the UFC Rankings. Teixeira’s most recent success came back in November when finished Thiago Santos by submission in the third round of their clash at UFC Vegas 13. He also claimed wins by submission over Karl Roberson and Nikita Krylov and has taken home Performance of the Night bonuses on two occasions during his current surge.
The recent form of both these fighters suggests that their battle at UFC 267 will end inside the distance. But while both these fighters are supreme submission specialists, Teixeira has never lost by submission and Blachowicz has avoided a defeat by submission since 2007. Indeed, what is more likely is this fight goes with the distance with the champion getting the nod and retaining his title.
The Pick: Blachowicz to win (1.33 at Funbet)
Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling (c) – UFC Bantamweight Championship
A highly anticipated rematch is scheduled for the UFC 267 co-main event as Aljamain Sterling defends his UFC bantamweight title for the first time against the man he defeated just six months ago, Petr Yan. That victory extended Sterling’s current win streak to six fights, but it has not been enough to boost him at the sportsbooks. Indeed, the 32-year-old American is pegged as a lengthy longshot in his upcoming date with Yan, with a $20 bet at BetSafe (3.65) paying out $73.
Because of this intentional illegal knee by Petr Yan. Aljamain Sterling becomes the new UFC Bantamweight Champion of the World #UFC259 ￼
It’s a shame the fight had to end like this …
— Javier Urquieta (@DeJesusUrquieta) March 7, 2021
Sterling still has plenty to prove in his first title defence after winning the title on the strength of Yan’s disqualification in their first meeting due to an illegal knee strike. Indeed, according to most observers, Yan was in clear control of the fight when he was disqualified. However, there is no denying that Sterling has come into his own during his longest win streak in six years. Prior to claiming the title, he needed just 88 seconds to submit Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250, and also claimed a second-round submission win over Cody Stamann at UFC 228.
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) July 21, 2020
However, making it two in a row against Yan will be a tall order. “No Mercy” emerged as a dominant force in the UFC bantamweight division during the 10-fight win streak that preceded his DQ loss to Sterling. Among the opponents he finished are former champion Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber. Overall, Yan finished opponents five times over his previous eight outings. And considering how much is at stake for the 28-year-old Russian, it is tough seeing him lose once again while pegged as such a short favourite at Betway (1.28), where a $20 bet produces a return of just $25.60
The Pick: Yan to win (1.30 at Betway)