Anthony Smith is facing Aleksandar rakic in the light heavyweight main event of UFC Fight Night Saturday at the Apex facility. A new battle will emerge from the promotion in Las Vegas, which will give something to talk about. Smith (38-15, 8-4 in UFC) is coming off a brutal TKO loss to Glover Teixeira in May. He has lost two of his last three fights, and the first of those losses was a failed challenge from then-champion Jon Jones in March 2019.
The main card is on ESPN +, starting at 9 p.m. ET, and the preliminaries are on ESPN and ESPN + at 6 p.m. Former light heavyweight title challenger, Anthony Smith, will face Aleksandar rakic At the main event of UFC Fight Night. Rakic He had won 12 fights in a row before losing to Volkan Oezdemir in December, but this time he wants to give more. In the co-main event, former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will face Neil Magny.
Rakic (12-2, 4-1 UFC) is also coming off a loss, being the first in his bouts of UFC and his first overall decline since his professional MMA debut in 2011. After a year congested by the coronavirus pandemic, the leading Mixed Martial Arts company was the first to start and brought big events with it. Now a new one will explode in the city of games. Dana White, its president, promises a huge evening for this Saturday.
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic
Saturday, Las Vegas
Preliminaries: ESPN +, 6 p.m. ET
Main card: ESPN +, 9 p.m. ET
Saturday fight schedule
ESPN +, 9 p.m. ET
Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic | Light heavyweight.
Robbie Lawler vs. Neil Magny | Welterweight
Alexa Grasso vs. Ji Yeon Kim | Fly weight.
Ricardo Lamas vs. Bill Algeo.
Magomed Ankalaev vs.- Ion Cutelaba | Light heavyweight.
ESPN / ESPN +, 6 p.m. ET
Maki Pitolo vs. Impa Kasanganay | Welterweight
Mallory Martin vs. Hannah Cifers | Straw weight.
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Zak Cummings | Medium weight.
Alex Cáceres vs. TBD.
Saparbeg Safarov vs. Julian Marquez | Featherweight.
Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire | Fly weight.
Sean Brady vs. Christian Aguilera | Welterweight