UFC Fight Night : Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano Today ( Blachowicz vs. Rakic )
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Jan Blachowicz is arguably the unlikeliest champion in UFC history. Is it attainable for him to form an excellent a lot of unbelievable run back to the top?
The No. four light-weight heavyweight in MMA Fighting’s international Rankings gets his probability to prove that he’s still a challenger once he fights No. vi Aleksandar Rakic in the most event of UFC Vegas fifty four on weekday. This marks Blachowicz’s initial fight since losing his championship to Glover Teixeira in Oct and whereas it’d be simple to count him out at age thirty-nine, he’s created a career out of beating the percentages and people wins over Israel Adesanya, chicken Neruda, and Corey Anderson aren’t that distant within the rear read.
Not that Blachowicz’s resume ought to matter one iota to Rakic. Outside of a questionable decision loss to Volkan Oezdemir, the Austrian 205er has looked everywhere the planet sort of a surefire title contestant and a dominant performance against Blachowicz can cement his case to be next in line for the winner of the coming UFC 275 title fight between Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka. Rakic has already knocked off past title challengers and currently he gets his chance to require out a former champion.
In alternative main card action, light-weight heavyweights Ryan Spann and particle Cutelaba meet within the evening’s penultimate bout, bantamweight veterans Davey Grant and Louis Smolka clash, one-time UFC title contestant Katlyn Chookagian meets strawweight challenger Amanda Ribas in an exceedingly flyweight bout, Frank Camacho returns from a close to biennial closing to fight light-weight newcomer Manuel Torres, and flyweight Jake Hadley makes his UFC debut against Allan Nascimento.
What: UFC Vegas fifty four
Where: UFC APEX in city
When: weekday, May 14. The five-fight preliminary card begins on ESPN and ESPN + at 7:30 pm ET, followed by a six-fight main card on ESPN2 and ESPN + at ten pm ET.