Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Aleksandar Rakic after UFC on ESPN+ 33 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Anthony Smith after UFC on ESPN+ 33 loss?) Aleksandar Rakic earned the biggest win of his career Saturday when he outworked Anthony Smith in the UFC on ESPN+ 33 main event. Rakic (13-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) had the advantage over Smith (32-16 MMA, 8-4 UFC) in all […]

Aleksandar Rakic Willing to Prove Title Shot Worthiness to UFC with Five-Round Fight

It wasn’t that type of performance that leaves a lasting imprint on the minds of those who witnessed it, but there’s no denying that Aleksandar Rakic was in complete control against Anthony Smith in the UFC Fight Night 175 headliner. View full post on Recent News on

Aleksandar Rakic says he’s ready for a title shot, ready to prove his worth over five rounds if necessary

LAS VEGAS – Aleksandar Rakic thinks he’s now right in the title mix in the UFC’s light heavyweight division after his lop-sided decision win over Anthony Smith. Rakic (13-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) bounced back from his split-decision loss to Volkan Oezdemir last December with a dominant display against former title challenger Smith (33-15 MMA, in […]

Aleksandar Rakic explains celebration with 7 seconds left in UFC Vegas 8 headliner, title aspirations

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC With short time on his UFC Vegas 8 headliner, Aleksandar Rakic felt he’d earned a celebration. A unanimous decision over one-time light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith was seven seconds away, but Rakic said wanted to show the audience he had done what he’d set out to do – dominate […]

Aleksandar Rakic Overpowers Anthony Smith in UFC Fight Night 175 Main Event

Aleksandar Rakic grinds down Anthony Smith to a unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 175 on Saturday in Las Vegas. View full post on Recent News on

UFC Vegas 8 in Tweets: Pros react to Aleksandar Rakic’s win over Anthony Smith

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Entering the main event of UFC Vegas 8, fans expected violence from a pair of light heavyweights looking to get back into the win column in Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic. Rakic proved himself the clear winner, but his unanimous decision over Smith was far more a tactical masterpiece than […]

UFC full fight video: Aleksandar Rakic flattens Jimi Manuwa with head kick KO

UFC, YouTube Watch Aleksandar Rakic vs. Jimi Manuwa full fight video to see Aleksandar Rakic extend his winning streak with an explosive head kick finish of Jimi Manuwa at UFC Stockholm on June 1, 2019. Entering his fourth UFC fight, Rakic had already proven he was one to watch with wins in his first three […]

Statement Time For Aleksandar Rakic

Aleksandar Rakic spent two months in a grueling training camp and he intends to make Anthony Smith pay for all the hard work he put in Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

UFC on ESPN+ 33 breakdown: Will Aleksandar Rakic resume his ascension against Anthony Smith?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 33. UFC on ESPN+ 33 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+. View full post on MMA Junkie

Aleksandar Rakic explains why he’s happy and sad about Jon Jones leaving light heavyweight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Aleksandar Rakic hopes to get into title contention with a win over Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 8 this weekend. But a shot at the gold will apparently no longer come against the longest-reigning champion in light heavyweight history. Jon Jones recently vacated his 205-pound title, announcing his intention to leave […]

Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 33

UFC on ESPN+ 33 features a battle of light heavyweight contenders as former title challenger Anthony Smith takes on the hard-hitting Aleksandar Rakic in the night’s main event. Smith (33-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC) is looking to bounce back to form after losing to Glover Teixeira in May in Jacksonville, Fla. Prior to that defeat, Smith […]

Unfiltered: Robbie Lawler and Aleksandar Rakic

On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered: Robbie Lawler and Aleksandar Rakic Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Aleksandar Rakic ready for ’15 minutes of hell’ against Anthony Smith at UFC on ESPN+ 33

Aleksandar Rakic is expecting a drawn-out war against Anthony Smith. Rakic (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) faces Smith (33-15 MMA, 8-5 UFC) in a three-round main event clash Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 33 in Las Vegas. The Austrian will look to rebound from his first UFC loss, a split-decision defeat to Volkan Oezdemir last December. However, […]

UFC on ESPN+ 33: Make your predictions for Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 33 event in Las Vegas. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). Those MMA Junkie reader […]

Anthony Smith considers Aleksandar Rakic a ‘one-trick pony’ but also dangerous

Anthony Smith is wary of Aleksandar Rakic’s power but doesn’t see too many things he should worry about. Smith (32-15 MMA, 8-5 UFC), who’s been campaigning for a fight with Corey Anderson, admits that Rakic wasn’t really on his radar but is ultimately excited for the matchup. The former UFC light heavyweight title challenger will […]

Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic in the works for UFC event on Aug. 29

Former title challenger Anthony Smith is expected to face off with Aleksandar Rakic in a light heavyweight fight on the upcoming UFC card on Aug. 29. Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting following an initial report from MMAPlay365. Smith will look to rebound after suffering a fifth-round TKO loss to Glover Teixeira in […]

Report: Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic in the Works for Aug. 29 Las Vegas Card

A key light heavyweight matchup is being planned for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Aug. 29 event. View full post on Recent News on

Light Heavyweight Aleksandar Rakic Signs Six-Fight UFC Contract

Up-and-coming light heavyweight Aleksandar Rakic has signed a new six-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on

Aleksandar Rakic announces six-fight deal with UFC

Aleksandar Rakic | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic is sticking around. The 28-year-old Austrian announced Tuesday via social media that he has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC. View this post on Instagram Pleased to announce that I signed a new long term contract with 6 fights in the […]

Aleksandar Rakic on Narrow UFC Busan Defeat: ‘We All Know Who the Real Winner Is’

Aleksandar Rakic was on the wrong side of a split decision at UFC Fight Night 165, as he dropped two of the three judges scorecards against Volkan Oezdemir this past Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

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