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Video: Rakic Reacts Backstage After UFC Vegas 54 Knee Injury

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Cameras were on hand to document the thrill and the agony of Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic following their chaotic UFC Vegas …read more

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Hot Tweets: UFC Vegas 55, Aleksandar Rakic’s injury, and the 2022 All-Violence First Team

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It’s been a relatively quiet week in MMA, with a small UFC card this past weekend and another less talked …read more

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Jan Blachowicz reveals he was blind in his left eye during Aleksandar Rakic win: “I just tried to hide this”

UFC light-heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz was at a bit of a disadvantage during his fight with Aleksandar Rakic.
Last Saturday night, the two 205-pound contenders collided in the main event of …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic anxious to return for ‘unfinished business’ with Jan Blachowicz, explains knee injury suffered before fight

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Aleksandar Rakic is hoping for a speedy recovery and a chance to run it back with Jan Blachowicz.
In the main …read more

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Jan Blachowicz was ‘blind’ in one eye for first round of Aleksandar Rakic fight after injury

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Jan Blachowicz had to navigate the first round of his fight with Aleksandar Rakic with a serious …read more

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Blachowicz Undergoes Eye Surgery

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz underwent eye surgery on Monday to repair damage suffered against fellow 205-pound contender Aleksandar Rakic in the …read more

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Jan Blachowicz to undergo eye surgery following UFC Vegas 54 main event with Aleksandar Rakic

Jan Blachowicz has confirmed he will undergo small surgery to repair damage done to his eye on Saturday night.
At UFC Vegas 54, Jan Blachowicz managed to defeat Aleksandar Rakic after …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic Suffered Torn ACL in UFC on ESPN 36 Defeat

As expected, Aleksandar Rakic suffered a serious injury to his knee at UFC on ESPN 36 this past Saturday. …read more

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Posted on May 17, 2022, 4:16 am By
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Aleksandar Rakic suffered torn ACL in knee during fight with Jan Blachowicz

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Aleksandar Rakic suffered a torn ACL in his right knee as a result of a freak injury that occurred in …read more

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Torn ACL... Surgery Imminent For Rakic

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It will be a while until we see Aleksandar Rakic back in action.
This past weekend (Sat., May 14, 2022) at …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic to undergo surgery for torn ACL after loss to Jan Blachowicz

Aleksandar Rakic received the news he was dreading on Monday when it was confirmed he suffered a torn ACL in his UFC on ESPN 36 main event with Jan Blachowicz.
Rakic’s …read more

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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 …read more

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My body is tougher: Jan Blachowicz reacts to Rakic’s knee injury at UFC Vegas 54

Jan Blachowicz after he defeated Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Vegas 54. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Jan Blachowicz calls for a title shot after …read more

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Match To Make After UFC Vegas 54

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The Light Heavyweight fight between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic fight — which headlined UFC Vegas 54 last night (Sat., …read more

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Rakic will be ‘back like you’ve never seen me before’

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Light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic revealed that …read more

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Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Aleksandar Rakic after UFC on ESPN 36 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Jan Blachowicz after UFC on ESPN 36 win?)
Aleksandar Rakic’s quest to secure his first UFC title fight opportunity was squandered by injury …read more

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Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Jan Blachowicz after UFC on ESPN 36 win?

(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Aleksandar Rakic after UFC on ESPN 36 loss?)
Jan Blachowicz may not have won the UFC on ESPN 36 main event in the …read more

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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 …read more

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Blachowicz Battled Cut, Stolen Car, And Diarrhea On Route To UFC Vegas 54 Win

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Despite having a terrible camp leading into his fight with Aleksandar Rakic, Jan Blachowicz feels like he’s enjoying fights again …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic reveals UFC on ESPN 36 knee injury originally occurred '3 weeks ago in camp'

The main event of UFC on ESPN 36 was shaping up to be a memorable battle, until its abrupt and unfortunate ending due to injury.
Aleksandar Rakic and former light heavyweight …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic issues statement following fight-ending injury against Jan Blachowicz at UFC Vegas 54

Aleksandar Rakic has spoken out following his UFC Vegas 54 defeat against Jan Blachowicz.
Things certainly didn’t end the way Rakic or even Blachowicz had anticipated. Both men traded bombs and …read more

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Jan Blachowicz on TKO Win Over Aleksandar Rakic: ‘My Body Was Tougher Tonight’

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 nontheless pleased with the …read more

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

LAS VEGAS – Jan Blachowicz thinks he’s in line for a title shot after his win over Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC on ESPN 36, which he admits didn’t come …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic releases statement after UFC Vegas 54 injury loss, vows to ‘come back like you never seen me before’

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Aleksandar Rakic is already looking ahead at a rematch as he begins his road to recovery following an ugly injury …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 post-fight show: Will Jan Blachowicz’s next fight be for the UFC title?

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Jan Blachowicz is back in the win column, even though his UFC Vegas 54 victory over Aleksandar Rakic ended in …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 Bonus Report: Chookagian vs. Ribas gets FOTN

The Octagon returned to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 54 event, an eleven-bout fight card headlined by Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic.
The highly anticipated light heavyweight main event was a …read more

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Blachowicz wins by TKO after Rakic injures knee

Jan Blachowicz defeats Aleksandar Rakic at 1:11 of the third round after Rakic suffers an injury to his knee. …read more

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Pros react after Jan Blachowicz defeats Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Vegas 54

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 54 event was headlined by a key light heavyweight bout featuring Jan Blachowicz taking on Aleksandar Rakic.
Blachowicz (29-9 MMA) was returning to action for the first time …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 in Tweets: Pros react to Aleksandar Rakic’s knee injury, Jan Blachowicz’s win

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Jan Blachowicz is a winner once more, and while his performance had people talking, the finish of his fight with …read more

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UFC Vegas 54: Pros react to Aleksandar Rakic’s nasty knee injury

Aleksandar Rakic suffered a knee injury in the UFC Vegas 54 main event. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Jan Blachowicz defeated Aleksandar Rakic via …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 results: Jan Blachowicz wins by injury TKO over Aleksandar Rakic

Jan Blachowicz got an injury TKO over Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC Vegas 54 main event | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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UFC Vegas 54 video: Jan Blachowicz defeats Aleksandar Rakic due to freak leg injury

Jan Blachowicz defeated Aleksandar Rakic due to freak leg injury in the UFC Vegas 54 main event | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic full fight video highlights

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Watch Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic full fight video highlights from the main event of UFC Vegas 54, courtesy of …read more

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Jan Blachowicz wins after Aleksandar Rakic suffers devastating knee injury at UFC Vegas 54

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Jan Blachowicz was looking to chop down Aleksandar Rakic with leg kicks, but it was ultimately a devastating knee injury …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 results: Jan Blachowicz gets TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic when Rakic's knee buckles

Former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is back on track and hoping to be next in line – though it wasn’t how he likely wanted it to happen.
Blachowicz (29-9 MMA, …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 Results: Jan Blachowicz defeats Aleksandar Rakic (Video)

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 54 event is headlined by a key light heavyweight matchup featuring Jan Blachowicz taking on Aleksandar Rakic.
Blachowicz (28-9 MMA) will be returning to action for the first …read more

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Blachowicz Vs. Rakic Live Fight Stream!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight talents Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic will go to war tonight (Sat., May 14, …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 live blog: Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic

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This is the UFC Vegas 54 live blog for the pivotal light heavyweight main event between former champion Jan Blachowicz …read more

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UFC Vegas 54: Blachowicz vs. Rakic live results and discussion

Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic face off at the UFC Vegas 54 weigh-ins. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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UFC Vegas 54: ‘Blachowicz vs. Rakic’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon returns to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 54 event, an eleven-bout fight card headliner by Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic.
Blachowicz (28-9 MMA) will be returning to action for …read more

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Twitter Gushes Over Blachowicz’s Son Helping Him Cut Weight

Jan Blachowicz enlisted the help of his young son to help him cut weight for his main event clash with Aleksandar Rakic this weekend at UFC Vegas 54 and Twitter …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 Live Results: Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic

UFC Vegas 54 live results begin at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 14, on MMAWeekly.com. The fights take place at the UFC Apex in Las …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 Clash: Blachowicz Vs. Rakic!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight talents Aleksandar Rakic and Jan Blachowicz will clash TONIGHT (Sat., May 14, 2022) at …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 odds: Former champ Blachowicz underdog to Rakic

Jan Blachowicz is the underdog to Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC Vegas 54 main event  | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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UFC Vegas 54 Results: Blachowicz vs. Rakic

Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic will clash in the UFC Vegas 54 main event Saturday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking Down UFC Vegas 54’s Aleksandar Rakic!

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Knockout artist, Aleksandar Rakic, will look to earn a title shot by taking out former Light …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 preview show: Will Jan Blachowicz get back to title fight with upset of Aleksandar Rakic?

Jan Blachowicz will compete in a non-title fight for the first time in nearly two years when he faces Aleksandar Rakic in the main event of UFC Vegas 54. Will …read more

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Video: Jan Blachowicz, Aleksandar Rakic go nose-to-nose at UFC on ESPN 36 faceoff

Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic are locked in for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 36 main event.
After making weight on Friday morning, Blachowicz : UFC on ESPN 36 weigh-ins and Rakic …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Set; 1 Fighter Heavy

Former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz takes on contender Aleksandar Rakic. …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 weigh-in results: Jan Blachowicz, Aleksandar Rakic on point for light heavyweight contenders’ bout

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Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic are set for a pivotal light heavyweight bout.
The 205-pound contenders — Blachowicz is currently No. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 predictions: Can ex-champ Jan Blachowicz get back on track vs. Aleksandar Rakic?

Blachowicz
vs.
Rakic
Cutelaba
vs.
Spann
Grant
vs.
Smolka
Chookagian
vs.
Ribas
Camacho
vs.
Torres
Hadley
vs.
Nascimento

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
79-38

Blachowicz
(56%)

Spann
(53%)

Grant
(80%)

Ribas
(52%)

Torres
(73%)

Hadley
(81%)

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
78-40

Blachowicz

Spann

Grant

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
77-41
2018 Champion

Rakic

Spann

Grant

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
76-42
2014 Champion

Rakic

Spann

Grant

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
76-42

Rakic

Spann

Grant

Chookagian

Camacho

Hadley

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
75-43

Rakic

Spann

Smolka

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
74-44

Blachowicz

Spann

Grant

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

Nolan King
@mma_kings
74-44

Rakic

Cutelaba

Smolka

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
73-45
2017 Champion

Rakic

Spann

Grant

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
72-46

Rakic

Cutelaba

Grant

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
68-50

Rakic

Spann

Grant

Chookagian

Torres

Hadley

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
59-59

Blachowicz

Spann

Smolka

Ribas

Torres

Hadley

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UFC on ESPN 36 video: Jan Blachowicz, Aleksandar Rakic on weight for main event

The UFC on ESPN 36 headliner between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic is official.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Blachowicz (28-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) and surging contender Rakic (14-2 MMA, 6-1 …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 breakdown: Can ex-champ Jan Blachowicz upset Aleksandar Rakic?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN 36.
UFC on ESPN 36 takes place Saturday at …read more

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Pro fighters make their picks for Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic

In the main event of UFC Vegas 54, a pivotal light heavyweight bout headlines the card as former champ Jan Blachowicz takes on Aleksandar Rakic. Heading into the fight, Blachowicz …read more

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No Bets Barred: Is UFC Vegas 54’s Aleksandar Rakic the new money-maker of the light heavyweight division?

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Fresh on the heels of UFC 274, the No Bets Barred podcast returns to dissect UFC Vegas 54.
With only …read more

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Jan Blachowicz Would Love To Fight Vladimir Putin: ‘Put Him In His Place’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz wants a shot at Russian President Vladimir Putin in a fight.

Blachowicz is set to face Aleksandar Rakic this Saturday in a No. 1 …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic predicts breakout win over Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN 36, long title reign

LAS VEGAS – Aleksandar Rakic has been in the lab working on his game for more than one year since he’s last appeared in the octagon.
The break hasn’t been ideal …read more

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