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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 the UFC and other outlets.

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UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic ​​took place May 14 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz (29-9) took on top contender Aleksandar Rakic ​​(14-3) in the night’s main event. The fight aired live on ESPN 2 and ESPN+.

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Catch the video highlights below.

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For more on Blachowicz vs. Rakic, check out the live blog by MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck.

Round 1: Bruce Buffer gets everyone fired up, and the two men face off – although much further apart compared to Friday’s staredown. They touch gloves and Rakic ​​throws a jab before both fighters trade leg kicks. Slip from Rakic ​​and Blachowicz throws a huge head kick that comes up short. Blachowicz already sporting a cut on his left eye less than a minute in. More leg kicks from Rakic, Blachowicz glances with a right hand over the top, but then scores with a hard kick to the body. Rakic ​​with a right hand to the chest, the former champ answers with a body shot of his own. The jab of Rakic ​​is starting to score early and often. Neither man taking a backwards step here. Left hook from Blachowicz stings Rakic ​​who recovers quickly and throws a big overhand right. Rakic ​​is switching stances after some heavy leg kicks from Blachowicz. Rakic ​​shoots, Blachowicz defends, and both land clean, with Blachowicz getting the better of it. Final 30 seconds and Rakic’s leg is welted up. One more leg kick, and a combination from Blachowicz ends the round.

MMAFighting scores it 10-9 for Blachowicz.

Round 2: Nasty cut on that eye of Blachowicz, the doctor clears him and off we go. Rakic ​​grabs a single and gets a takedown. Blachowicz has the right leg over the head of Rakic, possibly looking for a triangle and it’s locked in. Rakic ​​escapes, they scramble, and Rakic ​​ends up on top in full guard. Rakic ​​trying to land some sort of damage, but Blachowicz doing a nice job keeping things close and defending. Rakic ​​sneaks an elbow in as Blachowicz isn’t in much of a hurry to improve his position with two minutes left. Blachowicz gets his back to the fence and tries to stand up, Rakic ​​doesn’t allow it to happen. Short left hands from Rakic ​​who continues to maintain control. Final minute of the round and not much is changing in terms of position. Rakic ​​lands a pair of short uppercuts, Blachowicz gets to his feet, but right as the horn sounds.

MMAFighting scores it 10-9 for Rakic, 19-19 overall.

Round 3: Blachowicz smiling as Mark Smith gets them ready to go, and we’re off. The former champ comes out with a sharp combination. Jab from Rakic ​​almost knocks the mouthpiece out of Blachowicz, ref stops quick. The action continues, Blachowicz lands a leg kick and Rakic ​​steps back and his other knee gives out as he plants. Blachowicz moves in, but Mark Smith waves it off. Unfortunate end to a competitive fight.

Jan Blachowicz def. Aleksandar Rakic ​​via TKO (injury) – Round 3, 1:11



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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