The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Fight Island today, Saturday, October 30, 2021, for UFC 267, the first non-PPV numbered event since UFC 138 back in November of 2011. That was six days shy of a decade ago..
Headlining the event is a light-heavyweight championship clash between Jan Blachowicz and No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira, while the co-main event will be contested in the bantamweight division, an interim title clash between No. 1 ranked former champion Petr Yan and No. 3 ranked Cory Sandhagen.
This could honestly be a vacant title fight.
Many people believe Yan to be better than our champion Aljamain Sterling, though he lost their bout via DQ, and many believe Sandhagen defeated Dillashaw over the summer, though he lost via split decision.
Our second main card bout of the night came in the welterweight division between Khamzat Chimaev and Li Jingliang, following our main card opener between Magomed Ankalaev and Volkan Oezdemir. Chimaev is 9-0, going 3-0 in the UFC thus far, while Jingliang has gone 8-2 over his last ten fights with six knockouts.
Continue reading to see how this epic welterweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Khamzat Chimaev def. Li Jingliang via technical submission (rear naked choke) at 3:16 of round one
Chimaev comes out and shoots on a double leg immediately, which is initially stuffed by Jingliang.
However, Chimaev follows him to the cage with it and ducks under in order to take Jingliang’s back.
Chimaev stays on top in top turtle position reigning down some punches, doing a perfect job of controlling his opponent.
Jingliang eventually gives up his back, and a rear naked choke is sunk in. He does a great job of fighting it too, Chimaev had to readjust in a couple times, but nonetheless gets the finish with it, and Jingliang is choked unconscious.
This was by far Chimaev’s toughest test to date, and again, he passed with flying colors!
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