Aleksandar Rakić

Report: UFC's Aleksandar Rakic suffered torn ACL in main event loss

Aleksandar Rakic suffered a torn ACL in his right knee Saturday during a loss to Jan Blachowicz and will need surgery to repair the injury, an MRI revealed, according to reporter Ariel Helwani. Rakic, 30, is the UFC's third ranked light heavyweight contender and was tied 19-19 with Blachowicz after...
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What’s next for Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic after UFC Vegas 54?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 54, a light heavyweight bout headlined the card as Jan Blachowicz took on Aleksandar Rakic. Blachowicz was returning to action for the first time since losing his light heavyweight title to Glover Teixeira. Prior to that, he defeated Israel Adesanya to defend the belt, this after winning the vacant title by knocking out Dominick Reyes.

Jan Blachowicz secures TKO win as Aleksandar Rakic injures knee at UFC Fight Night

Jan Blachowicz secured a TKO win against Aleksandar Rakic on Saturday night when the latter suffered a knee injury in the third round of their UFC Fight Night main event.Blachowicz (29-9) was stepping into the Octagon for the first time since losing the light heavyweight title in October, while Rakic (14-3) had not competed in 14 months.It was expected that the winner of the bout would have a strong claim to challenge for the belt in their next outing, with Glover Teixeira – the man who dethroned Blachowicz – set to defend the gold against Jiri Prochazka in June.Blachowicz, 39,...

Jan Blachowicz speaks out following victory over Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Vegas 54: “My body was tougher tonight”

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz has shared his view on what transpired in his win over Aleksandar Rakic. Blachowicz went one-on-one with Rakic in the main event of UFC Vegas 54. The two were going back and forth with Blachowicz finding success with the calf kicks. Rakic also got in some good shots and had some success with the takedowns.

Jan Blachowicz on TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic: 'My body was tougher'

Jan Blachowicz admittedly would have preferred a clean finish against Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC on ESPN 36 main event, but the Polish light heavyweight was nonetheless pleased with the final result. The fight ended prematurely when Rakic suffered an apparent right knee injury while stepping backward, and the bout...

Jan Blachowicz aiming for a title shot with a decisive victory over Aleksandar Rakic: “It’ll be a very tough, short fight”

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz expects to be fighting for gold again soon. The Polish fighter has been out of the octagon since UFC 267 in October 2021. Blachowicz was submitted by Glover Teixeira at the event, losing his UFC gold in the process. The defeat was his first since 2018, a knockout loss to Thiago Santos.
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UFC Columbus loses main event, Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakić to be rescheduled

Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakić are no longer headlining UFC Columbus. MMA Kultura on Instagram reported that the former UFC light heavyweight kingpin was forced to withdraw from the upcoming event after suffering an undisclosed injury during training. The report was then confirmed by Ariel Helwani, who revealed the plan is to reschedule the fight for another date.