Hard work pays off I’m so happy and ready September 4 UFC light heavy weight champion— glover teixeira (@gloverteixeira) April 14, 2021
Blachowicz will make his return after earning a unanimous decision victory over reigning UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya in a rare champion versus champion fight back in March. That served as Blachowicz’s first title defense after he knocked out Dominick Reyes to become champion in 2020.
Meanwhile, Teixeira will compete for a UFC title for the second time in his career as the seemingly ageless Brazilian seeks to become champion after falling short in his first attempt back in 2014.
Lately, Teixeira has looked better than even while building an impressive five fight win streak, which includes stoppage victory over former title contender Anthony Smith and a submission against Thiago Santos in his most recent fight.
Blachowicz vs. Teixeira is the first confirmed matchup for the UFC 266 card on Sept. 4 with more fights expected to be announced in the coming weeks. As of now, UFC 266 does not have a location set.