UFC 267: Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira Main Card Betting Odds, Preview & Picks (10/30/2021)
Top US sportsbooks online have their favorites and underdogs for UFC 267: Błachowicz vs. Teixeira. This is an upcoming MMA event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It will take place on October 30, 2021, at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira Odds
Always bet on Blach at the best online sportsbooks. This winning streak is his longest in the UFC, but Blachowicz did have a four-fight streak snapped by Thiago Santos in 2019. He is 28-8 with 17 stoppages (8 by KO, 9 by submission). He has been finished just thrice. Two times by knockout.
In his previous win over middleweight champ Israel Adesanya, we saw something we seldom see from Jan. That is to say, takedowns. He did not secure one in his last five bouts before gettng three in that title match.
He averages 1.18 takedowns per 15 minutes. That win also marked the first time in 16 UFC fights that Blachowicz broke the 100 significant strike-mark. The champeen is sound defensively. He absorbs just 2.79 significant strikes per minute.
He capitalizes on his chances with 3.59 significant strikes per minute. One of his best weapons is his left body kick. He used it to damage Dominick Reyes and win the belt over a year ago. His kicks pave the way for his hands. Blachowicz’s last three outings were Corey Anderson (won by knockout), Dominick Reyes (won by knockout) and Israel Adesanya (won by unanimous decision).
Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen Odds
Pick: Yan by KO
Petr Yan is favored by top sportsbooks online. Yan had been on a ten-fight winning streak before his DQ in March. His record is 15-2 with seven KO wins. He’s never been stopped. Many look at Yan as the uncrowned champion.
He dominated the bout vs. Sterling before the penalty. No Mercy showed off his skills with seven takedowns. That is the most in his UFC career. As well as his boxing. He has KO’d five of his eight UFC opponents at least one time.
That includes each of his last four opponents. He averages 5.99 significant strikes per minute. He absorbs 3.55. Yan’s hands are fast and powerful. He is smart and is always setting up traps. Also he is vulnerable when he’s under pressure. He prefers to set the pace. Yan’s last three fights were Urijah Faber (won by knockout), Jose Aldo (won by knockout) and Aljamain Sterling (lost by disqualification).
Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker Odds
Pick: Islam by decision
Islam is the fave of top sportsbooks online. Makhachev is a childhood friend of Khabib Nurmagomedov. He finally looks to be on his way to getting into the title picture. He has a 20-1 record with nine submission wins and one loss coming by KO.
Like Khabib, Islam is a wrestler. He averages 3.31 takedowns per 15 minutes. He has landed at least one in seven of his 10 UFC fights. Unlike the former champion, Makhachev’s striking is just as good.
He absorbs just 0.77 significant strikes per minute. None of his 10 UFC opponents have hit more than 20 significant strikes on him.
The leftie has a high fight IQ, great footwork and is dangerous wherever the fight goes. Makhachev’s last three fights were Davi Ramos (won by unanimous decision), Drew Dober (won by submission) and Thiago Moises (won by submission).
Alexander Volkov vs. Marcin Tybura Odds
Pick: Volkov by decision
Volkov has lost back-to-back fights just once in his career. He will aim to avoid another such occurrence in this bout. He stands at 33-9. This includes 22 knockout wins. Four of his losses have been finishes, two by KO and two by submission.
Drago is a striker. He is six-foot-seven with an 80-inch reach. Also he doesn’t have one-punch power but has conditioning. He has surpassed 100 significant strikes in four of his 10 UFC matches. Volkov jumps around but tends to be more flat-footed.
This approach makes for good counters while he picks away with his jab and kicks. Volkov’s last three fights were Walt Harris (won by knockout), Alistair Overeem (won by knockout) and Ciryl Gane (lost by unanimous decision).