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 Sherdog.com

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 Sherdog.com

UFC Vegas 8 live blog: Anthony Smith vs. Alexander Rakic

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC Vegas 8 live blog for Anthony Smith vs. Alexander Rakic, the light heavyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Smith hopes to rebound from a brutal TKO loss to Glover Teixeira in his previous outing, while Rakic is trying to get […]

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 […]

UFC Vegas 8 Results: Smith vs. Rakic

Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic will clash in the UFC Vegas 8 main event. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 8 results for the Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic fight card in Las Vegas, live blogs of the top two fights, and live UFC Vegas 8 Twitter […]

UFC Fight Night 175 Weigh-in Results: Smith vs. Rakic Cleared; 2 Miss Weight

Some exciting action is on tap for this weekend, but two fighters missed weight ahead of the event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Fight Night 175 ‘Smith vs. Rakic’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 175 coverage will begin Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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. Alexander Rakic headline UFC Vegas 8 with three-round fight

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images A previously reported light-heavyweight matchup between Anthony Smith and Alexander Rakic will now headline UFC Vegas 8 on Aug. 29 in Las Vegas. The UFC announced the fight Saturday during the UFC 252 broadcast, adding the bout will be contested over three rounds. Usually, main events and title bouts […]

Smith vs. Rakic Elevated to Three-Round Main Event for UFC Fight Night 175 on Aug. 29

Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic will now serve as the main event for UFC Fight Night 175 on Aug. 29. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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