Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic faced each other in the light heavyweight bout at UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz vs. Rakic, which took place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. There were 11 fights on the card. You can view UFC on ESPN 36 results and fight bonuses. UFC on ESPN 36 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Jan Blachowicz defeated Aleksandar Rakic in round 3 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 219 strikes combined in this fight, 156 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 4 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.

Jan Blachowicz full fight stats

Jan Blachowicz landed 56% of all his strikes. There were 8 of 31 significant strikes to the head, 9 of 21 body shots, and 14 of 19 leg kicks. Jan Blachowicz attempted 0 takedowns and landed 0. Here are all the strikes Jan Blachowicz threw and landed against Aleksandar Rakic.

Strikes Thrown
53 of 94 (56%)
Significant Strikes
31 of 71 (44%)
Head Strikes
8
Body Strikes
9
Leg Strikes
14
Takedowns
0 of 0

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Aleksandar Rakic did against Jan Blachowicz.

Aleksandar Rakic full fight stats

Aleksandar Rakic was firing at a 49% accuracy, throwing 125 strikes and landing 61. There were 27 significant strikes, 14 of 60 landing to the head, 2 of 9 shots to the body and 11 of 16 leg kicks. Aleksandar Rakic went for 4 takedowns and landed 1.

Strikes Thrown
61 of 125 (49%)
Significant Strikes
27 of 85 (32%)
Head Strikes
14
Body Strikes
9
Leg Strikes
11
Takedowns
1 of 4

Jan Blachowicz won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 3 at 1:11.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC on ESPN 36
Date
May 14, 2022
Fight
Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Winner
Jan Blachowicz
Method
KO/TKO
Fight End
Round 3 at 1:11
Total Strikes Thrown
219
Significant Strikes Thrown
156
Total Takedowns Attempted
4

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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