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Who won Rakić vs Smith?
Aleksandar Rakic beat Anthony Smith by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of UFC Vegas 8, on Saturday 29th August 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Aleksandar Rakic.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Rakić vs Smith stats
Aleksandar Rakic stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Anthony Smith made his way to the cage with a record of 33 wins, 15 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Rakic had an advantage in power over Smith, with a 75% knock out percentage over Smith's 55%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Smith had a large advantage over Rakic, boosting at 36% submission rate over Rakic's 8%.
Aleksandar Rakic was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Rakic had 2-inch reach advantage.
Rakic was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 34 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 7 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 66 less professional rounds, 32 to Smith's 98.
Rakic's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Smith's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Rakić vs Smith?
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