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When is Blachowicz vs Rakic?
Jan Blachowicz is set to face Aleksandar Rakic, as the main event of UFC Fight Night Columbus, on Saturday 26th March 2022 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Blachowicz vs Rakic stats
Jan Blachowicz steps into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Aleksandar Rakic will make his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Rakic has a massive power advantage over Blachowicz, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 29%.
Jan Blachowicz is the older man by 9 years, at 38 years old.
Rakic has a height advantage of 2 inches over Blachowicz. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Blachowicz is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 years and 7 months earlier than Rakic, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 55 more professional rounds, 84 to Rakic's 29.
Blachowicz vs Rakic form
Blachowicz has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight.
Previous to that, he had defeated Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had won against Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, United States.
He had beat Ronaldo Souza at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Rakic's last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
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UFC Fight Night Columbus Tickets
Nationwide Arena, Columbus
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: 6pm est