The UFC returns to “Fight Island” with a stacked UFC 267 card.

Two title fights take top billing, with UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz (28-8 MMA, 11-5 UFC) facing the streaking Glover Teixeira (32-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) in the main event on Oct. 30 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The event is expected to air on ABC.

In the co-main event, newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) will look to silence the critics after his controversial title win when he rematches Petr Yan (15-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC).

Also featured on the poster is unstoppable force Islam Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who will face his biggest test to date in former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (30-13 MMA, 19-13 UFC). Finally, the return of rising star Khamzat Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) who will face ranked contender Li Jingliang (17-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC).

Check out the official poster for UFC 267 below (via Instagram):

Gotta have a poster for a card this good!#UFC267 goes down next month #InAbuDhabi! @VisitAbuDhabi | @InAbuDhabi

— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) September 17, 2021

The current UFC 267 lineup includes:

Champ Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira – for light heavyweight title
Champ Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan – for bantamweight title
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Volkov
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Li Jingliang
Virna Jandiroba vs. Amanda Ribas
Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Damir Ismagulov vs. Magomed Mustafaev
Makwan Amirkhani vs. TBA
Alen Amedovski vs. Hu Yaozong
Allan Nascimento vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
Shamil Gamzatov vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Damir Ismagulov vs. Magomed Mustafaev

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