On the prime of the UFC Combat Evening: Blachowicz vs. Rakic battle card was a vital mild heavyweight matchup between Aleksandar Rakic and former 205-pound king Jan Blachowicz.
Coming into the battle, the momentum was on Rakic’s aspect as ‘Rocket’ had received his final two fights in opposition to Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith. Blachowicz, however, was coming off a loss by the hands of Glover Teixeira at UFC 267. The 39-year-old misplaced his UFC title in that battle.
Rakic and Blachowicz engaged in an thrilling battle that led to a TKO victory for the Polish Powerhouse within the third spherical.
The battle stayed on the ft within the first spherical as the 2 mild heavyweights traded heavy pictures in opposition to one another. Rakic put his grappling abilities to make use of within the second spherical and took Blachowicz to the bottom.
Issues took an unlucky flip within the third spherical, although. ‘Rocket’ suffered a leg damage that brought on the battle to be stopped. Because of this, Blachowicz was declared the winner of the competition.
UFC Combat Evening: Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic – Major card outcomes
Jan Blachowicz def. Aleksandar Rakic by way of TKO [knee injury] (1:11 of Spherical 3)
Ryan Spann def. Ion Cutelaba by way of submission [guillotine choke] (2:23 of Spherical 1)
Davey Grant def. Louis Smolka by way of KO (0:49 of Spherical 3)
Katlyn Chookagian def. Amanda Ribas by way of cut up determination (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Manuel Torres def. Frank Camacho by way of TKO (3:27 of Spherical 1)
Allan Nascimento def. Jake Hadley by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC Combat Evening: Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic – Prelims outcomes
Viviane Araujo def. Andrea Lee by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Michael Johnson def. Alan Patrick by way of KO (3:22 of Spherical 2)
Virna Jandiroba def. Angela Hill by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tatsuro Taira def. Carlos Candelario by way of unanimous determination (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Andre Petroski def. Nick Maximov by way of submission [anaconda choke] (1:16 of Spherical 1)