Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz vs. Rakic is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Jan Blachowicz will take on Aleksandar Rakic in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 36 card.

In this post, we will break down Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 39-year-old, Jan Blachowicz is coming in with a 28-9-0 record. Blachowicz will be fighting for the first time since a loss via submission against Glover Teixeira at UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira in October.

Rakic, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Thiago Santos on October 30, 2021 at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya and holds a 14-2-0 record.

Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic
39
Age
30
6′ 2″
Height
6′ 4″
205 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
78″
Reach
78″
28-9-0
Record
14-2-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Jan Blachowicz has an orthodox fighting stance with a 78″ reach. The 30-year-old, Aleksandar Rakic is an orthodox fighter with a 78″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Jan Blachowicz:
→ Blachowicz’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Blachowicz lands 3.59 significant strikes per minute.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown accuracy is 53%.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown average is 1.14 per 15 minutes.
→ Blachowicz’s takedown defense is 65%.

Blachowicz comes in with 49% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.59 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Rakic fires at 52% accuracy, landing about 4.23 significant strikes per minute. Jan Blachowicz also has a 53% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.14 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Rakic’s 0.75 takedowns and 90% takedown accuracy.

Aleksandar Rakic:
→ Rakic’s striking accuracy is 52%.
→ Rakic lands 4.23 significant strikes per minute.
→ Rakic’s takedown accuracy is 25%.
→ Rakic’s takedown average is 0.75 per 15 minutes.
→ Rakic’s takedown defense is 90%.

Aleksandar spent on average 11:25 minutes in the Octagon and Jan has an average fight time of 12:24 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 36 is live in , who do you think will win, Jan or Aleksandar? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz vs. Rakic
Date
May 14, 2022
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic

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