Glover Teixeira will finally receive his long-awaited UFC light heavyweight title shot when he meets Jan Blachowicz at UFC 266.
UFC President Dana White confirmed the September 4th booking to its broadcast partner ESPN.
Teixeira (32-7) subsequently confirmed the booking opposite Blachowicz (28-8).
Hard work pays off I’m so happy and ready September 4 UFC light heavy weight champion— glover teixeira (@gloverteixeira) April 14, 2021
Blachowicz looks to make his second title defense after fending up UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in a super fight at UFC 259; meanwhile, Teixeira is in rare form riding a five-fight winning streak punctuated by finishes over Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith.
UFC 266 is scheduled to take place on September 4. The pay-per-view card is expected to be headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title fight pitting Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira. No location or venue has been confirmed for the card. Keep up with Fightful for all your event-related coverage.