John Blachowicz is not rushing to an end against Glover Teixeira in the upcoming light heavyweight title match at UFC 268 Low Kick MMA’s James Lynch They expect a hard fight against the ‘old fox’.
Blachowicz is looking for a knockout but he doesn’t bother with the opening bell.
“You can’t be too fast because he’s an intelligent, old fox,” Blachowich said before the fight. “(He) has a lot of experience. He knows how to survive. He can catch you in his game, so you have to wait a little bit. I’ll wait. ‘Well, get up. He won’t catch me in his game. I’m ready for it. ”
“Every opponent is different, but I think Zaccare (Ronaldo Souza) is a bit similar,” he said. “Maybe (Luke) Rockhold let me down (he) is the same level on the ground. But you know, both of them don’t let me down. So, Glover doesn’t even put me down. Now my wrestling is really good. So, we see. Different style, different style, so I have to be ready for something completely different this time.
Teixeira is on a five-fight winning streak and is on a tremendous footing after recovering from a unanimous decision loss against Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 134.
Blakovich is also looking formidable after his brilliant TKO defeat to Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 145. He has impressive knockout victories over Luke Rockhold and Dominic Reyes and won a split decision against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
UFC 267: Blacovich vs. Teixeira takes place at the end of this month, October 30, at the Yatihan Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.