Aleksandar Rakic

UFC 259 post-event facts: Amanda Nunes adds milestone record to GOAT resume

The UFC’s biggest event of 2021 so far went own Saturday with UFC 259, which took place at the UFC Apex at Las Vegas and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. Three championship fights were featured on the card, but the main event occupied most of...

UFC 259 matchmaker: Who’s next for key winning and losing fighters?

With another night of action in the rearview mirror at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC 259‘s key winning and losing fighters outside the main event.

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Aleksandar Rakic after UFC on ESPN+ 33 win?

nt" (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 in the UFC on ESPN+ 33 main event. Rakic (13-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) had the advantage over...

Aleksandar Rakic ready for ’15 minutes of hell’ against Anthony Smith at UFC on ESPN+ 33

nt" 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 ESPN+ 33 in Las Vegas. The Austrian will look to rebound from his first UFC loss, a split-decision...

Anthony Smith considers Aleksandar Rakic a ‘one-trick pony’ but also dangerous

nt" 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 Anderson, admits that Rakic wasn’t really on his radar but is ultimately excited for the matchup. The...

UFC on ESPN+ 23 medical suspensions: Frankie Edgar could face six-month term after TKO

Six fighters are looking at potential six-month medical suspensions after UFC on ESPN+ 23, including former champion Frankie Edgar, who lost in the main event. Edgar’s (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC) first-round TKO defeat to Chan Sung Jung (16-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in this past weekend’s featherweight headliner led to...

Aleksandar Rakic reacts to Volkan Oezdemir loss: ‘We all know who the real winner is’

Aleksandar Rakic thinks he got robbed. Rakic (17-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) was narrowly defeated by Volkan Oezdemir (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) this past weekend in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 23, suffering his first loss in the UFC. Known for fast starts, Rakic came out aggressively and landed...

MMA Junkie’s ‘Knockout of the Month’ for June: A crushing head kick by a champ

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best knockouts from June 2019: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Knockout of the Month” award for June. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

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