The Pro Take: Jan Blachowicz Earns TKO Victory with an Unfortunate Injury to Rakic

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Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic, UFC Vegas 54Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic, UFC Vegas 54 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

With the UFC Light Heavyweight rubric connected the enactment astatine UFC 275 betwixt fig 1 contender Jiří Procházka and the existent airy heavyweight king, Glover Teixeira, the part is successful hunt for caller contenders acceptable to measurement up erstwhile the particulate settles successful Singapore connected June 11. That made UFC Vegas 54 the cleanable mode to get the part going, with what looked to beryllium an aggravated main lawsuit betwixt Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic.

Jan Blachowicz was looking to bounce backmost and get successful rubric contention with a triumph implicit Aleksandar Rakic, who has agelong been connected the radar arsenic the adjacent large happening successful the Light Heavyweight division. With Jan backmost connected way aft a cervix wounded that primitively postponed this combat (which was expected to instrumentality spot successful March), a triumph implicit a rising prima and contender similar Aleksandar Rakic could enactment him connected the way of redemption to seizure the title helium mislaid to Glover Teixeira astatine UFC 267.

Aleksandar Rakic has taken retired erstwhile rubric contenders and looked to marque a connection with a triumph implicit a erstwhile champion astatine UFC Vegas 54. If helium could unafraid a triumph implicit Jan Blachowicz, determination would beryllium nary denying that helium could beryllium adjacent against either Jiří Procházka oregon Glover Teixeira, depending connected who has the rubric aft UFC 275.

It was a large combat betwixt Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic arsenic agelong arsenic it past connected Saturday. It looked to beryllium tied astatine a circular apiece, until aboriginal connected successful the third, Rakic stepped backmost to debar harm from Jan and unluckily went down with what looked similar a genu injury, giving Jan the TKO victory. Most apt we volition spot these 2 moving this backmost successful a rematch, but successful the meantime, it’s Blachowicz coming retired with the W.


Here is however the pros reacted to Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic.

Jan warring similar helium wants that loop back

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 15, 2022

Ouch ! #UFCVegas54

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) May 15, 2022

Let’s spell @JanBlachowicz Win tonight…and I’ll triumph Jun 11…then we tally it back

— glover teixeira (@gloverteixeira) May 15, 2022

Win suffer oregon gully @JanBlachowicz is simply a precise inspiring dude. Let’s spell polish powerfulness #UFCVegas54

— Jimmy Crute (@CruteJim) May 15, 2022

Looks similar Im going to upset a mates guys beauteous soon 🤷🏽‍♂️

— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) May 15, 2022

That doesn’t look bully #UFCVegas54

— Johnny Muñoz (@KidKvenbo) May 15, 2022

1-1 but I’m inactive rockin with Jan 💯 #UFCVegas54

— Billy Quarantillo (@BillyQMMA) May 15, 2022

Damn I hatred to spot that. Hopefully it’s not excessively bad.

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) May 15, 2022

Shit ending to a large fight. #UFCVegas54


Fuck. Never bully seeing a combatant get severely wounded similar that. Congrats to Jan and praying for a speedy betterment for Rakic. #UFCVegas54 #ufc

— Johnny Walker (@JohnnyWalker) May 15, 2022