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Aleksandar Rakic vs Anthony Smith preview
When is Rakic vs Smith II?
Aleksandar Rakic could potentially take on Anthony Smith, in Early 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Rakic vs Smith II stats
Aleksandar Rakic would step into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Anthony Smith would make his way to the cage with a record of 36 wins, 18 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.
The stats suggest Rakic would have an advantage in power over Smith, with a 64% knock out percentage over Smith's 53%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Smith would have a massive advantage over Rakic, boosting at 39% submission rate over Rakic's 7%.
Aleksandar Rakic is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Rakic has 2-inch reach advantage.
Rakic is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 37 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 7 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 69 less professional rounds, 32 to Smith's 101.
Rakic vs Smith II form
Rakic has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Thiago Santos at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Volkan Oezdemir at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.
He had won against Jimi Manuwa at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Smith has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had won against Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Anthony Smith has been fighting more than Aleksandar Rakic.
Aleksandar Rakic last fought 1 year and 24 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing was 25 days ago.
Rakic's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Rakic vs Smith II?
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