UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic - All You Need to Know

11 May 2022 19:29:20 GMTPlus10
Blachowicz takes on Rakic in Nevada

Former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will look to return to the title picture when he takes on Aleksandar Rakic at the UFC Apex on Sunday.

Blachowicz, who can be backed at 2.30 to win, lost the belt when he last stepped into the octagon, suffering a submission loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi.

The Pole had won the belt courtesy of a TKO victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 253, before successfully defending it when Israel Adesanya made his light heavyweight debut at UFC 259.

However, his championship run was brought to a halt by Brazilian Teixeira, who defends his belt against Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275.

Rakic, priced at 1.53 to win, has steadily climbed his way up the light heavyweight rankings since making his UFC debut in 2017.

He is currently ranked #3 after winning successive fights and his record in the UFC stands at an impressive 6-1.

Victory for the Austrian this weekend would likely put him next in line for a shot at the title after Teixeira and Prochazka meet on 11th June.

When is UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic?

UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic takes place on 14th May.

What time is UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic?

The prelims are scheduled to get underway at 01:00 BST with the main card set for 03:00 BST. Blachowicz v Rakic should take place around 05:00 BST.

Where is UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic?

The UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada is the host venue for UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic.

Can I watch UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic?

Yes. The early prelims are available on UFC Fight Pass before the prelims and main card are broadcast live on BT Sport 1.

Who is the favourite at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic?

Rakic is the 1.53 to extend his winning streak to three fights. Former champion Blachowicz can be backed at 2.62 to come out on top.

Are there any belts on the line at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic?

No. There aren't any belts on the line this weekend but the winner or Blachowicz v Rakic could be in line for a title shot later this year.

What is Jan Blachowicz's record?

37 fights, 28 wins (8 KOs), 9 defeats.

What is Aleksandar Rakic's record?

16 fights, 14 wins (9 KOs), 2 defeats.

Who is on the undercard at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz v Rakic?

Main card:
Ryan Spann v Ion Cuțelaba
Davey Grant v Louis Smolka
Katlyn Chookagian v Amanda Ribas
Frank Camacho v Manuel Torres
Jake Hadley v Allan Nascimento

Preliminary card:
Viviane Araujo v Andrea Lee
Michael Johnson v Alan Patrick
Virna Jandiroba v Angela Hill
Tatsuro Taira v Carlos Candelario
Nick Maximov v Andre Petroski

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