Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic to Headline March UFC Event!
Good news! The UFC is booking Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic for their upcoming March event. Catch more details on this clash below!
Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic to headline March UFC event!
Jan Blachowicz fans, rise up! The former light heavyweight champion is going back to the cage next March! This time, he will be meeting the surging star Aleksandar Rakic. While things remain a secret as both sides haven’t reached an agreement, they have verbally accepted the matchup. Moreover, Blachowicz has first hinted about this fight during his Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.
On one side, we have Blachowicz, who recently lost his title to Glover Teixeira. The pair fought at the UFC 267, where Teixeira submitted him in the second round. Before this clash, the Polish fighter had been running on a five-winning streak. His record includes a title match against Dominick Reyes and another defense clash with middleweight champ Israel Adesanya.
His opponent, on the other hand, has been aiming for the title shot since March. The Austrian fighter won over Thiago Santos and scored six wins over seven fights to get his name on the title contention list. Previously, Anthony Smith has been calling out for a rematch against Rakic. The one-time title challenger just submitted Ryan Spann in their bout. After Rakic accepted, Smith suffered a knee injury and expressed his wish to push the rematch back. However, it seems like the promotion pays him no mind, and decides to move on. Teixeira is going to meer Jiri Prochazka, the number 1 contender on the list, soon.
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As mentioned above, the Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic clash will take place on March 26, 2022. For now, the location and viewing method remains a secret. Stay tuned for more updates on this clash from us!