It’s time for MMA fans to get ready for UFC 267 on Saturday night, with the main event in mind between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira in mind. Saturday’s event will be an afternoon affair for American viewers, as the bouts take place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The main event will be a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship fight between Blachowis – the defending champion – and Teixeira. The two were originally scheduled to face off at UFC 266 before it was pushed back and turned into a main event. Saturday’s show will not be shown on any conventional television channel. Instead, it will air on ESPN + like a normal event – no pay-per-view.
How to watch UFC 267: Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira (MMA 2021)
What time does coverage start? Where can I watch it on TV? Saturday’s coverage is divided into two segments. Foreplay will start at 10:30 a.m. EST. The main card will start to 2 p.m. EST. However, the event will not be broadcast on conventional television channels. Instead, the event will be broadcast exclusively via ESPN +, accessible via the ESPN app on smart TVs and streaming devices. The main event should start around 4:30 p.m. ETT.
Direct: ESPN + – Although the event will not be broadcast on television, it will be available to stream via ESPN + in English and Spanish. This is a separate service from normal ESPN and requires a separate subscription starting at $ 5.99 per month. Fans can sign up for ESPN + here.
UFC 267 card: full list of fights
- Jan Blachowicz (-275) vs. Glover Teixeira (+225)
- Petr Yan (-275) vs. Cory Sandhagen (+220)
- Islam Makhachev (-700) vs. Dan Hooker (+500)
- Alexander Volkov (-300) against Marcin Tybura (+240)
- Li Jingliang (+400) against Khamzat Chimaev (-550)
- Magomed Ankalaev (-350) against Volkan Oezdemir (+260)
- Amanda Ribas (-155) against Virna Jandiroba (+130)
- Riccardo Ramos (+140) against Zubaira Tukhugov (-165)
- Albert Duraev (-300) against Roman Kopylov (+250)
- Shamil Gamzatov (-150) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (+125)
- Makwan Amirkhani (+260) vs. Lerone Murphy (-350)
- Hu Yaozong vs. Andre Petroski
- Magomed Mustafaev (-275) against Damir Ismagulov (+210)
- Tagir Oulanbekov (-350) against Allan Nascimento (+280)
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Kayla Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold winner, hugged Mike Tyson after the former heavyweight champion wrapped a title belt around her waist and stepped out of the Professional Fighters League cage holding oversized checks of $ 1 million.
Her biggest payoff, as an adult full of professional triumphs, dates earlier this month: a moment captured on Instagram by Harrison, 31, where she hugged daughter Kyla after her adoption went official, a day the MMA star called ” the best day of my life, from afar.”
Other better days were on the horizon: Harrison just finalized the adoption of his son, Emery.
“GUYS I AM A MOM OF TWO!!! âshe posted on Instagram on Monday.
Somewhere amid adoption ceremonies, family days at the beach, and planning a birthday party for her 3-year-old son, Harrison continues to do what she does best – winning fights in PFL and prove that she is one of the fiercest fighters in MMA.
âI want to instill my will,â she said.
Harrison (11-0) has fought three times since May already due to the PFL’s season format and a Wednesday win over ESPN over Taylor Guardado (3-1-1) would give him another 155-pound championship and a second-place prize. $ 1 million in career. .
Much of her family life is settled, Harrison’s professional future is in limbo with her PFL contract expiring and questions arise as to where she will fight next. Undefeated, yes. Not tested? Well, the PFL Women’s Division is certainly not as strong as the UFC, or even Bellator, where a potential fight with Cris Cyborg could be in the cards. PFL, however, is the only major MMA promotion with a 155-pound women’s division and it may be in Harrison’s best interest to fight another year for big money for the company and drop a category of. weight – everything to prepare it for a free peak-agent year in 2022.
With a big decision to make, Harrison said she “doesn’t even think about” 2022 and beyond.
âI’m trying to win a title fight, I’m trying to adopt these kids,â she laughed.
But, if PFL is unwilling to pay its promotion face what Harrison thinks it is worth, “then I have no doubt that I will probably be the highest paid free agent in MMA history. . “
It’s a bold statement, even from a fighter who hasn’t had to go beyond the first round seven times since making her PFL debut in 2018.
Her unbeaten streak in all its forms spans until 2016. No American judoka – male or female – had ever won Olympic gold before Harrison defeated Britain’s Gemma Gibbons to win the Women’s 78 division. kilograms and less at the London 2012 Olympics. She won gold again four years later at the Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Harrison has spoken openly about the years of physical and mental abuse inflicted by a former coach before the Olympics and she has written a book on recognizing and overcoming trauma. Through it all, Harrison said her faith had stabilized her along the way.
âI just understood and realized that some things you just have to give to God,â she said. âSome things you can’t fix, fix, or change, and you’ll just have faith that it’s going to be all right. “
Tragedy struck in late 2019 when Harrison’s mother suffered a stroke and her stepfather died months later, leaving Harrison’s young niece and nephew without a guardian (her sister was out of sight).
Harrison became an instant babysitter – and now a mother.
Harrison is part of a Sunday Bible group at his church in Coral Springs, Florida, and they study Ecclesiastes and discuss the difficulty sometimes in keeping the faith despite serious moments of doubt.
âEveryone was kind of sitting there and they all had that peace and they were like, God is good all the time,â she said. âI have no doubt that they all have difficulties in their lives. It was towards the end and I was like, I don’t know about all of you, but it’s really hard. I struggle with this every day. They’re like, whatever happens, God has me. I’m like, what if I die? What happens to my children? I know you say God has this. But I am literally their last hope. If I die, what happens to them? If I lose my fight? What happens? I understand that we have to have that faith and that we have to understand that nothing but God matters, but I’m really struggling with that.
She is a fan of motivational speaker Tony Robbins and would like to share his inspirational story at one of his self-help seminars. His message is simple:
âI have faith that God is moving in my life and doing things that I can’t even see,â she said, âbut the results will be worth it. “
Yes, that includes his promotion to combat in 2022, but thoughts of signing with the PFL or the UFC are for another day. Up is first a championship fight, then plans to chill out with a party celebrating his kids and his career. She can afford the bash.
âI’ll probably have another million dollars in my back pocket,â she said with a laugh.