Anthony Smith likes Jan Blachowicz ’s chances against Aleksandar Rakic . Former light heavyweight champion Blachowicz (28-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) will look to rebound when he faces rising contender Rakic (14-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event on March 26 . Having recently lost to Rakic in August 2020, Smith got a good gauge of his opponent’s powerful kicks. Rakic was able to chop Smith down with two heavy leg kicks, which set the tone of the fight. He also owns a devastating head kick knockout of Jimi Manuwa. But having observed how Blachowicz dealt with decorated kickboxer and current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, Smith was impressed with how the former light heavyweight champ was able to nullify some of “The Stylebender’s” strongest weapons.
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