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UFC rankings update: Aleksandar Rakic rises, Robbie Lawler plummets

The official UFC rankings have been updated after last weekend’s UFC Vegas 8 card at the Apex facility, and as expected there’s been quite a bit of movement. Most notably, …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 medical suspensions: Anthony Smith, Robbie Lawler get short sits

The medical suspensions for last Saturday’s UFC Vegas 8 card are in, and surprisingly, Anthony Smith has only been benched for 45 days. Smith took on Aleksandar Rakic in the …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 Medical Suspensions: Anthony Smith Only Gets 45 Days

The UFC Vegas 8 suspensions are in as two fighters receive possible six-month sits while Anthony Smith is only suspended 45 days. In the main event, Aleksandar Rakic dominated Smith …read more

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Anthony Smith reveals his leg is ‘not good at all’ after sustaining serious damage in Aleksandar Rakic fight

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Anthony Smith is still feeling the effects of his three-round battle with Aleksandar Rakic from this past weekend at UFC Vegas …read more

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Anthony Smith “not doing well” following loss to Aleksandar Rakic

UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith says he’s having a tough time recovering from his recent decision loss to Aleksandar Rakic. Smith and Rakic collided in the main event of …read more

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Joe Rogan praises Aleksandar Rakic, Neil Magny after UFC Vegas 8 wins

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was very impressed by the handiwork of Aleksandar Rakic and Neil Magny at last weekend’s UFC Vegas 8 card. Rakic had a starring role in the …read more

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Between the Links, Episode 14: Aleksandar Rakic’s stock, next moves for Anthony Smith and Robbie Lawler

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Check out episode 14 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Jose Youngs as they …read more

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Rakic explains early celebration: I ‘deserved’ it

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By his own account, it sounds like Aleksandar Rakic was pretty pleased with his dominating win over Anthony Smith. Which is why he decided …read more

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What’s next for Aleksandar Rakic and Anthony Smith after UFC Vegas 8?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 8, Anthony Smith was making a quick turnaround to take on the rising contender in Aleksandar Rakic. Both men were looking to get …read more

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Anthony Smith Unsure of Future Following Loss to Rakic

Anthony Smith is unsure of his next move following a loss to Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC on ESPN+ 33 main event. At UFC on ESPN+ 33, Anthony Smith looked …read more

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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 …read more

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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 …read more

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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 …read more

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

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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 …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic believes Dominick Reyes will be his toughest test at 205lbs

UFC light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic believes that Dominick Reyes will be his toughest test at 205lbs. Rakic picked up the biggest win of his MMA career to date when …read more

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Anthony Smith open to switching weight classes following one-sided loss to Aleksandar Rakic

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith is open to switching weight classes following a one-sided loss to Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 33. In the main event of the evening …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 video recap: Rakic decisions Smith in uneventful fight

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The main event of UFC Vegas 8 provided little spark as Aleksandar Rakic dominated Anthony Smith to win a decision. In a fight with …read more

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Anthony Smith has 'some big decisions to make’ after lopsided UFC on ESPN+ 33 loss

Anthony Smith could feel the difference between himself and Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 33, and that has him contemplating a change to his career.
On Saturday night, Smith simply …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic wants a shot at the light heavyweight title | UFC Vegas 8 Post-Fight

Aleksandar Rakic moved into light heavyweight contender status on Saturday by defeating former title challenger Anthony Smith in the UFC Vegas 8 main event. Rakic dismantled Smith with leg kicks …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Is a title shot next for Aleksandar Rakic? Does Neil Magny get enough respect?

Aleksandar Rakic showed that he belongs near the top of the light heavyweight division, while Neil Magny shined against a legend. …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic dominates Anthony Smith in UFC Vegas 8 main event

Light heavyweight contenders Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic headlined Saturday’s UFC Vegas 8 fight card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Both fighters were looking to rebound from loses …read more

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

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Entering the main event of UFC Vegas 8, fans expected violence from a pair of light heavyweights looking to get back into the win …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic dismantles Anthony Smith over three rounds to win UFC Vegas 8 main event

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In his first UFC main event, Aleksandar Rakic picked up arguably the biggest win of his career.
The light heavyweight prospect punished former title contender …read more

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Fighters React To Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic At UFC on ESPN+ 33

Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic brought an interesting dynamic in their fight. The showdown served as the main event of the UFC On ESPN+ 33 event on Saturday night …read more

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Highlights! Rakic Dominates ‘Lionheart’ In Main Event Debut

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Light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic captured the biggest win of his career last night (Sat., Aug. 29, 2020) at UFC Vegas 8 live on …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 video highlights: Aleksandar Rakic owns Anthony Smith in decision win  

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Check out the full fight video highlights of Aleksandar Rakic vs. Anthony Smith from the UFC Vegas 8 main event. UFC Vegas 8 is …read more

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Twitter reacts to Aleksandar Rakic's dominant win over Anthony Smith at UFC on ESPN+ 33

Aleksandar Rakic scored the biggest win of his career on Saturday when he defeated Anthony Smith in the UFC on ESPN+ 33 main event.
Rakic (13-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) rebounded from …read more

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Pros react to Aleksandar Rakic’s dull win over Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 8

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Aleksandar Rakic defeated Anthony Smith via unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 8. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the bout. In a surprising performance, …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 33 results: Aleksandar Rakic works over Anthony Smith for easy decision

Aleksandar Rakic had his quick rise in the UFC’s light heavyweight division interrupted in December 2019, but now may find himself right back in the mix.
Rakic (13-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 results: Aleksandar Rakic shuts down Anthony Smith

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Aleksandar Rakic just dominated Anthony Smith for three-rounds in the UFC Vegas 8 main event. The UFC Vegas 8 main card has …read more

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Pros react to Aleksandar Rakic defeating Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 8

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 8 event was headlined by a key light heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Anthony Smith taking on Aleksandar Rakic. Smith (33-15 MMA) had entered tonight’s UFC …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic vs. Anthony Smith full fight video highlights

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Watch Aleksandar Rakic vs. Anthony Smith full fight video highlights from UFC Vegas 8’s main event, courtesy of the UFC.
UFC Vegas 8 took …read more

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UFC On ESPN+ 33 Highlights: Aleksandar Rakic Outlasts Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic was an interesting main event. The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (August 29, 2020) at the UFC On ESPN+ 33 …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 Results: Aleksandar Rakic defeats Anthony Smith (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 8 event is headlined by a key light heavyweight fight featuring former title challenger Anthony Smith taking on Aleksandar Rakic. Smith (33-15 MMA) will enter tonight’s UFC …read more

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UFC Fight Night live updates and results: Smith vs. Rakic

Anthony Smith needs to bounce back, but he’s a substantial underdog against Aleksandar Rakic. Follow all the action from UFC Fight Night as it happens. …read more

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UFC Vegas 8: ‘Smith vs. Rakic’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 8 event, a ten-bout fight card headlined by a light heavyweight tilt between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic. Smith (33-15 MMA) …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 odds: Rakic favored over Smith

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Check out the betting odds for tonight’s UFC VEGAS 8 card, where, Aleksandar Rakic over Anthony Smith in the main event. It’s time for …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 Clash: Smith Vs. Rakic!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight strikers Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic will clash TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 29, 2020) at UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 predictions

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With Jon Jones out of the picture, an intriguing light heavyweight bout between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic just got a whole lot more interesting.
Saturday’s …read more

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UFC On ESPN+ 33 Results: Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic

UFC on ESPN+ 33 goes down tonight (Sat. August 29, 2020) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts …read more

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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

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down Rakic!

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Heavy-handed Austrian, Aleksandar Rakic, will throw down with longtime veteran, Anthony Smith, this Saturday (Aug. 29, 2020) at UFC Vegas …read more

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

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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 …read more

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Anthony Smith Would Still Love to Fight Luke Rockhold

Anthony Smith would still love an opportunity to be locked in a cage with Luke Rockhold. UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith will be facing Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC Fight …read more

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UFC Vegas 8 weigh-in face-offs: Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic go nose to nose

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UFC on ESPN+ 33 (aka UFC Vegas 8) is set following Friday’s weigh-in at the Apex in Las Vegas.
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Smith, Rakic make weight for UFC Fight Night

Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic, who are both coming off losses, both made weight for their light heavyweight main event to be held at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 33 predictions: Are we picking Anthony Smith to upset favored Aleksandar Rakic?

Smith
vs.
Rakic
Lawler
vs.
Magny
Grasso
vs.
Kim
Algeo
vs.
Lamas
Ankalaev
vs.
Cutelaba

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 85-57

Rakic
(57%)

Lawler
(57%)

Grasso
(71%)

Lamas
(79%)

Ankalaev
(67%)

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2020: 97-45

Rakic

Lawler

Grasso

Lamas

Ankalaev

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2020: 96-46

Rakic

Magny

Grasso

Lamas

Ankalaev

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2020: 95-47

Rakic

Magny

Grasso

Lamas

Ankalaev

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 94-48
2019 Champion*

Rakic

Lawler

Grasso

Lamas

Ankalaev

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 93-49
2017 Champion

Smith

Lawler

Grasso

Lamas

Ankalaev

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2020: 92-50

Rakic

Magny

Grasso

Lamas

Ankalaev

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2020: 91-51
2014 Champion

Smith

Magny

Grasso

Lamas

Ankalaev

Dave Doyle
@davedoylemma
2020: 90-52

Smith

Magny

Grasso

Lamas

Cutelaba

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 90-52

Rakic

Magny

Grasso

Lamas

Ankalaev

Ken …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic wants to make Anthony Smith “pay” for brutal training camp

UFC light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic intends on making Anthony Smith “pay” for what he says was a brutal training camp. Rakic takes on Smith in the main event of …read more

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Live! UFC Vegas 8: Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic weigh-in results and video

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UFC VEGAS 8: See who makes and misses on the scales ahead of the UFC’s next APEX based offering. The UFC continues to roll onside …read more

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The MMA Road Show with John Morgan, No. 283: Anthony Smith, Aleksandar Rakic

Episode No. 283 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast is now available for streaming and download.
MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan hosts the show while traveling …read more

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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Anthony Smith and his toughness are back for more

Less than four months after a brutal defeat, Anthony Smith returns to face Aleksandar Rakic in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday. …read more

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Jones Departure Elevates ‘Smith Vs Rakic’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) booked the light heavyweight showdown between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic all the way back in June, …read more

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Pro fighters make their picks for Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic

In the main event of UFC Vegas 8, Anthony Smith is returning just three months after his loss to Glover Teixeira to take on Aleksandar Rakic. Heading into the fight, …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Lionheart!’

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight title challenger, Anthony Smith, will throw down opposite up-and-coming knockout artist, Aleksandar Rakic, …read more

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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 …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic plans to 'shock the world' again, stake claim as top contender at UFC on ESPN+ 33

LAS VEGAS – Ahead of his first UFC headliner, and first appearance in the “Fight Capital of the World,” Aleksandar Rakic knows exactly what’s at stake at Saturday’s UFC on …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic -- How to watch and stream, plus full analysis

Anthony Smith faces Aleksandar Rakic in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. …read more

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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, …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic surprised Jon Jones vacated belt, but says he has nothing to prove

While Aleksandar Rakic admits that he was surprised to see Jon Jones relinquish his UFC light heavyweight title, he gets where he’s coming from.
Jones, a two-time UFC light heavyweight champion, …read more

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Unfiltered: Robbie Lawler and Aleksandar Rakic

On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered: Robbie Lawler and Aleksandar Rakic
Read the Full Article Here …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 33 poster revealed: Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic take center stage

With the UFC light heavyweight title now vacant, Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic will be vying for top contention.
Smith vs. Rakic will headline UFC on ESPN+ 33 on Saturday in …read more

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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 …read more

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Watch Anthony Smith choke out Volkan Oezdemir ahead of UFC Vegas 8 (fight video)

Anthony “Lionheart” Smith earned a UFC light heavyweight title shot against Jon Jones with this performance against Volkan Oezdemir in 2018. Smith next faces Aleksandar Rakic on Saturday, August 29, …read more

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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 …read more

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Anthony Smith Calls Aleksandar Rakic Dangerous ‘One-Trick Pony’

Anthony Smith thinks his opponent this weekend, Aleksandar Rakic, is a one-trick pony, but realizes it’s a dangerous trick. Smith and Rakic headline UFC on ESPN+ 33 this weekend (Sun. …read more

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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 …read more

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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. …read more

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‘Lionheart’ Vs. Rakic Headlines UFC’s Aug. 29th Event

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith will be back in action when he takes on rising contender Aleksandar Rakic in the main event …read more

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