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UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs Rakic: Fight Card

UFC Fight Night Blachowicz vs Rakic is scheduled to go down in Vegas Saturday, May 14, with prelims starting at 6:30 PM CDT from the UFC APEX. The main event is #1 Light-Heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz vs #3 Aleksandar Rakic. Blachowicz looks to get another shot at the title after his second round submission loss to champion Glover Teixeira, back in October 2021. Rakic looks to make it three wins in a row, as he has not lost since 2019. The fight makes big impacts in the Light-Heavyweight division.

Also on the fight card, #13 Light-Heavyweight Ryan Spann vs Ion Cutelaba, and #1 Women’s Flyweight contender Katlyn Chookagian vs #9 Amanda Ribas. It would not be surprising to find either of these women climbing into our Top Ten Female UFC Fighters rankings.

Main Card (Airing on ESPN 2 and ESPN+)

Jan Blachowicz #1 (28-9-0) vs Aleksandar Rakic #3 (14-2-0) – Light-Heavyweight bout

Ryan Spann #13 (21-7-0) vs Ion Cutelaba (16-6-1, 1NC)- Light-Heavyweight bout

Davey Grant (13-6-0) vs Louis Smolka (17-8-0) – Bantamweight bout

Katlyn Chookagian #1 (17-4-0) vs Amanda Ribas #9 (11-2-0) – Women’s Flyweight bout

Frank Camacho (22-9-0) vs Manuel Torres (1-0-0) – Lightweight bout

Jake Hadley (0-0-0) vs Allan Nascimento (17-6-0) – Flyweight bout

Prelims (Airing at 6:30 PM CDT on ESPN+)

Viviane Araujo #8 (10-3-0) vs Andrea Lee #9 (13-5-0) – Women’s Flyweight bout

Michael Johnson (20-17-0) vs Alan Patrick (15-3-0, 1NC) – Lightweight bout

Virna Jandiroba #12 (17-3-0) vs Angela Hill #13 (13-11-0) – Women’s Strawweight bout

Tatsuro Taira (10-0-0) vs Carlos Candelario (8-1-0) – Flyweight bout

Nick Maximov (8-0-0) vs Andre Petroski (7-2-0) – Middleweight bout






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