UFC 267 provides Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev
A key light-weight contender battle has been added to the promotion’s numbered occasion this October.
At UFC 267, former UFC light-weight champion Rafael dos Anjos and surging Khabib Nurmagomedov protege Islam Makhachev will collide. The Oct. 30 occasion is anticipated to happen on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and air on an ESPN community, presumably ABC.
An individual with information of the matchup confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement. ESPN was first to report the reserving Tuesday.
Even earlier than his win over Thiago Moises at UFC on ESPN 26, Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) tossed out the thought a matchup in opposition to dos Anjos (30-13 MMA, 19-13 UFC) was possible on the horizon.
The 2 fighters have been paired up twice earlier than, with bout of the scheduled bouts falling by means of, with every fighter accountable for one pullout.
First, dos Anjos withdrew from a UFC 254 matchup in October 2020 attributable to a constructive COVID-19 take a look at. Then, Makhachev suffered an damage/sickness and withdrew from their Nov. 14 rebooking.
Getting into the third try to make the battle a actuality, Makhachev rides an eight-fight profitable streak together with a submission win in his first promotional most important occasion in opposition to Moises. As for dos Anjos, he cut up his final 4. He gained his most up-to-date outing in opposition to Paul Felder through cut up choice.
With the addition, the UFC 267 lineup consists of:
Champ Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira – for mild heavyweight title