The main event will be a light heavyweight fight matchup between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic at the APEX Facility in Las Vegas’s UFC. Our choices for Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic are outlined below.
The prelims begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on OKBET, and the main event starts at 9 p.m. ET. The main event will begin at 10:00 p.m. ET on OKBET.
In this match, choices for Jan Blachowicz loses 2 inches in height to his opponent. The considerable edge Rakic has in strikes landed per minute is 4.23 to 3.59, and he is also far more accurate, hitting 66.84 percent of his blows than Blachowicz’s 57.89 percent.
He may have an advantage in the ground game in which Blachowicz has a little edge in takedown average and a slight 0.21-to-0.19 advantage in submission average.
UFC 267 saw the Polish-born Blachowicz lose his championship to Glover Teixeira in the second round by submission, ending a reign since a victory over Dominick Reyes in September 2020. The UFC 259 fight between him and Israel Adesanya in March 2021 saw him maintain the championship by a unanimous decision.
He has won two straight fights after losing to Volkan Oezdemir by split decision back in December, with a UD victory over Anthony Smith and another over Thiago Santos. His record in the UFC thus far is 6-1, with four wins coming through the decision.
Betting odds and lines for UFC Blachowicz vs. Rakic
OKBET Sportsbook provides the odds; for a comprehensive list, go here. At 8:15 a.m. ET, the lines were last updated at 8:32 AM Eastern Time.
- Blachowicz +175 (bet 100 to win 175) vs. Rakic -230 (bet 230 to win 100): 2-way fight result
- Is there a chance this battle will go the distance? (Yes, +102; No, -140)”
Picks and predictions for the Blachowicz vs. Rakic matchup
It is 28-9-0 for Blachowicz vs. Rakic (14-2-0)
A victorious fighter (2-way line or money line)
Given his impressive lineage, BLACHOWICZ (+175) is a respectable underdog. Rakic has been a champion, but he is still a work in progress. In three consecutive bouts, he’s let the judges determine his destiny, going 2-1, and that’s hazardous. Blachowicz has the power to take him down.
NO (-140): FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE. Although Rakic hasn’t had a stoppage in his last three bouts, the distance is the best option.
The Berkut WCA Bout Team member will be seeking to bring this fight to the canvas as fast as possible because of Blachowicz’s excellent groundwork. He will not knock out Rakic since he has never done so in his professional career. However, he submitted previously, and Blachowicz has a 9-2 record by submission in his professional career.
Playing BLACHOWICZ BY SUBMISSION (+1100) for the Method of Victory wager will provide you with a considerable return.