Very bitter! Aleksander Rakic fought what is probably the biggest fight of his career on Saturday night in Las Vegas. For two rounds he fought against the Polish ex-champion Jan Blachowicz. The Viennese was even able to win the second round. But then Rakic twisted his knee in a backward movement. Consequently, the Austrian MMA star lost by technical knockout
Now there is a risk of a longer injury break. As a result, he also misses the opportunity for a light heavyweight title fight. Instead, his opponent Blachowicz fights against defending champion Glover Teixeira Jiri Prochazka on June 11th. It’s not Rakic’s first knee injury. Raki’s record to date is impressive: he celebrates six wins and suffered two defeats. In 2017 he became part of the UFC.
Rakic commented on Instagram about the bitter end! “A big fight took place in the Octogan, which unfortunately didn’t end the way Jan and I or the fans wanted it to. The same damn injury from 3 weeks ago at camp showed up again tonight. I felt like I won both rounds, round one was close but round two was all mine, then I even opened up really well in the third before my knee gave out,” said the Viennese MMA fighter.
Rakic continued, “Knowing that my cardio was off the charts (at a 36 heart rate while asleep) I wanted to start tearing it apart from the third round. But it is how it is. Congratulations to Jan and I wish him all the best. I’ll take care of this injury and come back like I’ve never been seen before. This is an unfinished fight between Jan and I and I really hope the UFC gives me a REMATCH.”