Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
14-3-0
37-19-0

The tape

32
Age
35
6' 4" / 194 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

KO 3UD 3UD 3SD 3KO 1
Form
KO 3SD 3UD 3KO 2SUB 1
14
Wins
37
9
By KO
20
64
KO%
54
1
By Sub
14
7
SUB%
38
3
Losses
19
1
Stopped
11
1
Tapped
4
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2008
17
Bouts
56
32
Rounds
109
2 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 44 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

5
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
12

Aleksandar Rakic vs Anthony Smith preview

When is Rakic vs Smith II?

Aleksandar Rakic could potentially take on Anthony Smith, in Summer 2024.

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 37 wins, 19 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.

The stats suggest Rakic would have a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 64% knock out percentage over Smith's 54%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Smith would have a massive advantage over Rakic, boosting at 38% submission rate over Rakic's 7%.

Aleksandar Rakic is the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Rakic has 2-inch reach advantage.

Rakic is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 39 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 77 less professional rounds, 32 to Smith's 109.

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.

Anthony Smith has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he Khalil Rountree at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez on 9th December 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.

Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.

Before that, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had defeated Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Smith has been fighting more than Aleksandar Rakic.

Aleksandar Rakic last fought 1 year, 10 months and 29 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing was 4 months and 3 days ago.

Rakic's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 21 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 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Rakic vs Smith II?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Rakic vs Smith II yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

Aleksandar Rakic vs Anthony Smith news

Comments

Leave a Reply