UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Rakic

This coming Sunday, August 30, UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Rakic will air live from Las Vegas at the UFC Apex Arena. The main card will start at 9:00 a.m. Hong Kong, and the prelims will kick off at 6:00 a.m.

Main Event

This event is headlined by a critical light heavyweight three-round bout between top ranked #5 Anthony Smith and #8 Aleksandar Rakic. Long time veteran, former title contender Smith has a whopping 18 KOs and 12 submissions on his record while fast-rising Rakic has nine KOs and was undefeated at the start of his UFC career until a narrow split decision loss to Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Busan.

Review Smith’s storied career in UFC:


Check out Rakic’s impressive rise in the light heavyweight division:


Co-main Event

In the co-main event, former UFC welterweight champion #13 Robbie Lawler returns to action to battle fellow veteran #14 Neil Magny.

Asia Represent

Ji Yeon Kim (8-2-2, South Korea) looks to break into the women’s strawweight rankings when she takes on #14 Alexa Grasso (11-3, Mexico).

There will be a Virtual Media Day Thursday morning. The details are below, and please note, if you register for the event but are not able to attend, the recordings of all interviews will be sent to you following the conclusion.

About the Author

Jeremy Deschner
Black Belt in American Karate from the Texas Karate Institute. Now training in Brazilian Jiujitsu in Japan. Twitter: @mmajpn1 @jiujitsu_Jedi

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