WOW! Glover Teixeira Destroys Jan Blachowicz to Become the Oldest First Time UFC Champion at UFC 267

Published 10/30/2021, 5:22 PM EDT

The main event at UFC 267 featured a bout between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira for the light heavyweight belt. Blachowicz ushered in a new era at 205-pounds with a knockout win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. He then defended his belt against Israel Adesanya before taking on a fight against Glover Teixeira. 


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Teixeira, on the other hand, is living proof that age is just a number. The Brazilian fighter became a champion in his second shot at UFC gold (his first UFC title fight came in at UFC 172 against Jon Jones) at the age of 42. This was his second shot at a UFC title.  


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Things started off well for Teixeira, who landed a takedown inside the first minute of the fight. The Brazilian was able to inflict a good amount of damage from on top. The second round was a much better round for the champion who initially stuffed takedowns, only to be taken down later on in the round.

Once Teixeira secured a takedown, he was able to secure the back and flatten out his opponent. He then wasted no time in securing a rear-naked choke. With the win, Teixeira became the oldest first-time champion in UFC history. 


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In his post-fight interview, Teixeira stated that he will be needing some time off from the sport to celebrate his win. However, Teixeira revealed that he would look to return in May and defend his belt against Jiri Prochazka.


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Twitter reacts as Glover Teixeira is crowned the new light heavyweight champion

Herbert Burns took to Twitter to support his countryman.

Former UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk took to Twitter to back her fellow Polish champion.

Iaquinta was team Glover for the night.

Sean Sheehan scored the first round for Glover Teixeira.

Luke Thomas shared his take on an epic fight and win by Glover Teixeira at UFC 267.

‘Rocket’ took to Twitter to congratulate the new 205-pound champion.

Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling commented on a spectacular achievement by Teixeira at UFC 267.

‘Maverick’ was in awe of what Glover Teixeira had achieved tonight.

Daniel Cormier showered praise on the new light heavyweight champion of the world.

Glover Teixeira’s win gets a stamp of approval from Tony Ferguson.


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Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou compares Teixeira to fine wine.


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What did you make of Glover Teixeira’s performance tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is a senior UFC author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA desk, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.