Both the world number one ranked UFC light heavyweight, the Polish Jan Błachowicz, and the world number three ranked UFC 205-pound division, the Austrian Aleksandar Rakić, met the scale this Friday and everything is ready for the main clash of the UFC on ESPN 36 card, which will take place this Saturday, May 14, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight, which is promoted by the UFC, will be televised on ESPN.
Błachowicz, who is 39 years old, comes into the fight with a record of 28-9 with 8 knockouts and 9 submissions. The Pole stopped the scale at 205.5 and took advantage of the one-pound margin that fighters have when the fight is not for a world title. For his part, Rakić, who is 30 years old, comes into the fight with a record of 14-2 with 9 knockouts and 1 submission. The Austrian weighed in at 205 pounds, making the fight official and valid for the light heavyweight division.
The fight between Błachowicz and Rakić could very well be to determine the number one contender for the title. The winner could be facing the winner of the fight between the current light heavyweight world champion, the Brazilian Glover Teixeira and Jiří Procházka, in a fight that will take place on June 11, 2022 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.