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. Check out the promotional video, courtesy of the UFC, and the fight card below.
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