After defeating Thiago Santos at UFC 259, Aleksandar Rakic received a huge surprise in Las Vegas. The Austrian defeated the Brazilian in a little admired fight, considering that the two were measured during the fifteen minutes of combat. None wanted to attack others, knowing that they risked the chance of reaching a title fight. Therefore, the aforementioned won by decision.
The judges decided that Rakic whoever gets the win, although that was not the only thing that excited him. His coach, after the result of the fight was known, gave him a brown belt and it was a very exciting moment. Two great news in the same night for a fighter who continues to rise in the rankings. In this fight he was number four, so now he will go up.
After the battle, Aleksandar He said, ‘I’ve been working really hard for this fight. In the locker room he was saying that he was going to win this fight. I knew I was going to get it, we have been working very hard for this in the last few months. I’m sorry I couldn’t prove it today, but we got the win. The strategy was the distance, we knew that Thiago is trying to fight back and we couldn’t stop it ».
The strategy was that. To hurt him little by little and with kicks, that was the business of this fight. Forgive me, but it was like that. We work on his knees, because he had surgery on his left knee. I know how hard that is, but I have to attack and there is no other choice. It’s a bit unfair, but that’s the way it is. He fought for the title. This is the second time I have fought a contender and I beat him. I want the belt », he closed Rakic.
UFC 259 Results
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya (Light Heavyweight title fight).
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson (Feather title fight).
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling (Bantamweight title fight).
Islam Makhachev vs Drew Dober (Lightweight).
Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic (win by unanimous decision) (Light Heavyweight).
Dominick Cruz split decision win) vs. Casey Canney (Bantamweight).
Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips (unanimous decision win) (Bantamweight).
Joseph Benabidez vs. Askar Askarov (unanimous decision win) (Flyweight).
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France (first round knockout win) (Flyweight).
Tim Elliott (unanimous decision win) vs. Jordan Espinosa (Flyweight).
Kennedy Nzechukwu (second round TKO win) vs. Carlos Ulberg (Light Heavyweight).
Sean Brady (third round submission win) vs. Jake Matthews (Welterweight).
Livinha Souza vs. Amanda Lemos (first round TKO win) (Strawweight).
Uros Medic (victory by TKO in the first round) vs. Aalon Cruz (Lightweight).
Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones (second round TKO win) (Bantamweight).
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– UFC (@ufc) March 7, 2021
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