Former UFC mild heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will return to the Octagon this weekend as he takes on Aleksandar Rakic.
Blachowicz misplaced his world gold to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 in October, being submitted by way of a rear-naked choke within the second spherical of their Abu Dhabi conflict.
The Pole shall be keen to say one other title shot as quickly as doable and should bounce again in opposition to Rakic this weekend.
The Austrian is ranked third within the mild heavyweight standings and beat Thiago Santos at UFC 259 in March 2021.
Blachowicz vs Rakic was scheduled to be held earlier this 12 months however the former champion needed to pull out as a result of harm.
Now, they may face off in Las Vegas with Katlyn Chookagian vs Amanda Ribas additionally on the invoice.
Blachowicz vs Rakic: Date and methods to observe
This occasion is scheduled to happen on Saturday, Could 14 and is being held on the UFC Apex Heart in Las Vegas.
The prelim motion will begin at 1am on Sunday morning for UK followers with the principle card kicking off at 3am.
Blachowicz vs Rakic can then be anticipated at round 6am.
The motion shall be proven on BT Sport 1 and their protection will begin at 00:30am.
talkSPORT can even have all of the build-up and response to the motion all through struggle week.
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Blachowicz vs Rakic: Combat card
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Most important card
- Most important occasion: Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksandar Rakic
- Ryan Spann vs Ion Cuțelaba
- Davey Grant vs Louis Smolka
- Katlyn Chookagian vs Amanda Ribas
- Frank Camacho vs Manuel Torres
- Jake Hadley vs Allan Nascimento
- Viviane Araujo vs Andrea Lee
- Michael Johnson vs Alan Patrick
- Virna Jandiroba vs Angela Hill
- Tatsuro Taira vs Carlos Candelario
- Nick Maximov vs Andre Petroski
Blachowicz vs Rakic: What has been stated?
Aleksandar Rakic: “I’m pondering that he’s gonna include the additional motivation to our struggle and to be a greater model, you realize.
“To beat a man much more hungry than earlier than and extra prepared to get the belt again, it’s gonna be superior.
“He was already on the highest, he is aware of the way it feels. I used to be by no means on the highest and I used to be by no means a champion. So I’m a lot hungrier than him, that I can say.
“I’ve an amazing crew and we’ve been watching Jan for some time now… he’s a tricky man. He’s from Poland, from this space, guys are actually powerful.
“He’s coming to not lose, he’s coming for the whole lot. However I’m from the identical space. I’m the identical.
“I’m gonna be right on point to get the W and to secure my title shot.”
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