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Who won Blachowicz vs Rakic?
Jan Blachowicz beat Aleksandar Rakic by during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić, on Saturday 14th May 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jan Blachowicz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Blachowicz vs Rakic stats
Jan Blachowicz stepped into the octagon 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 made his way to the cage 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 suggested Rakic had a massive power advantage over Blachowicz, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blachowicz had a large advantage over Rakic, boasting at 32% submission rate over Rakic's 7%.
Jan Blachowicz was the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.
Rakic had a height advantage of 2 inches over Blachowicz. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Blachowicz was 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 had fought 63 more professional rounds, 95 to Rakic's 32.
Blachowicz vs Rakic form
Blachowicz had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had won against 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.
He had beat Luke Rockhold at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Rakic's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
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