Saturday night was whenever Rakic first battled in more than a year as he was sitting tight for the right matchup and had the opportunity to battle the previous champion. The initial two rounds were extremely even and Rakic had said his arrangement was to go late into the battle and begin taking once again. Nonetheless, in the third round, after Blachowicz was landing weighty leg kicks all through the battle, his left knee gave out and the battle was canceled.
It was a disheartening way for the battle to end and after the misfortune, Rakic took to Instagram to make an announcement on the battle and uncovered he experienced this injury three weeks prior. The Austrian likewise needs to run it back with Blachowicz when he is solid.
"An extraordinary fight occurred in the octagon this evening yet sadly it finished not the manner in which Jan and I or the fans needed. Similar damn injury from 3 weeks prior in camp showed up again this evening. I believed I won the two rounds, cycle one being close yet cycle two was only mine then I opened up great even in the third before my knee clasped.
“Knowing the fact that my cardio was off the chart ( with a heart beat at 36 in sleep ) I would start to picking him apart from third round on but it is what it is. Congratulation to Jan and I wish him the best. I will take care of this injury and come back like you never seen me before. This is a unfinished fight between Jan and I and I really hope @ufc gives me a REMATCH,’ Rakic wrote on Instagram.
With the loss, Aleksandar Rakic dropped to 14-3 and had his two-fight win streak snapped. Prior to the setback, he beat Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith by a decision to rebound after dropping a split decision to Volkan Oezdemir. He also holds wins over Jimi Manuwa, Devin Clark, Justin Ledet, and Francimar Barroso in the UFC.