Aleksandar Rakić

Aleksandar Rakić

Personal Information

Full Name Aleksandar Rakić
Date of Birth February 6, 1992
Nationality Austrian
Height 6ft 5in

Aleksandar Rakić News

UFC 300: Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic: Live round-by-round updates UFC 300: Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic: Live round-by-round updates
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“He will know me in the cage” - Jiri Prochazka claps back at Aleksandar Rakic’s “fake samurai” comments prior to UFC 300 clash “He will know me in the cage” - Jiri Prochazka claps back at Aleksandar Rakic’s “fake samurai” comments prior to UFC 300 clash
“He will know me in the cage” - Jiri Prochazka claps back at Aleksandar Rakic’s “fake samurai” comments prior to UFC 300 clash
"You cannot become a samurai after just reading a book" - Aleksandar Rakic calls out Jiri Prochazka for allegedly living "fake samurai" lifestyle "You cannot become a samurai after just reading a book" - Aleksandar Rakic calls out Jiri Prochazka for allegedly living "fake samurai" lifestyle
"You cannot become a samurai after just reading a book" -  Aleksandar Rakic calls out Jiri Prochazka for allegedly living "fake samurai" lifestyle
Jan Blachowicz pens unapologetic retort at Aleksandar Rakic after pulling out of UFC 297 Jan Blachowicz pens unapologetic retort at Aleksandar Rakic after pulling out of UFC 297
Jan Blachowicz pens unapologetic retort at Aleksandar Rakic after pulling out of UFC 297
"I did everything I could" - Jan Blachowicz breaks silence after pulling out of UFC 297 fight against Aleksandar Rakic "I did everything I could" - Jan Blachowicz breaks silence after pulling out of UFC 297 fight against Aleksandar Rakic
"I did everything I could" - Jan Blachowicz breaks silence after pulling out of UFC 297 fight against Aleksandar Rakic

Aleksandar Rakić: A Brief Biography

Aleksandar "Rocket" Rakić is the current #3 ranked UFC Light Heavyweight fighter with a professional MMA record of 14-wins and 2-losses. Rakic currently holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Aleksandar Rakić UFC
  3. Aleksandar Rakić Career Stats
  4. Aleksandar RakićLast Fight
  5. Aleksandar Rakić Record


UFC Fight Night Smith v Rakic:  Weigh-Ins


Early Life and Career


Aleksandar Rakić started his combat sports journey at age 13 when he started kickboxing and boxing.


Rakić transitioned into MMA in the early 2010s and made his professional MMA debut in a losing effort at Rock the Cage 2 against Christain Radke. Rakić bounced back from the loss and won his next fight at New Talents 15 against Carsten Lorenz via first-round TKO.


Aleksandar built on the momentum and finished his next 8-opponents in the Austrian circuit to garner an 8-fight win streak. Following this streak, Rakić signed with the UFC in 2017.


Aleksandar Rakić UFC


Aleksandar Rakić made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve against Francimar Barroso. Rakić outclassed Barroso and earned a unanimous decision victory. He next defeated Justin Ledet before fighting his first UFC pay-per-view fight at UFC 231 against Devin Clark.


Rakić outstruck Clark and finished him inside the first round to extend his win streak to 11. He next fought Jimi Manuwa and defeated him in 42-seconds via a clean Head Kick KO. Rakić earned his first Performance of the Night bonus for the finish.


The first blemish in Aleksandar's UFC record came up in his fight against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Korean Zombie. Both the fighters put on a back-and-forth encounter that ended with a split decision loss for Rakić.


He bounced back from the loss and defeated Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos to reach the 3rd rank at the UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings.


UFC Fight Night: Smith v Rakic


Aleksandar Rakić Career Stats


Current Status:

Aleksandar Rakić's current record stands at 14-1. He is on a 2-fight win streak in the UFC


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
161420

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 9


Wins by Submission:

  1. 1

Wins by Decision:

  1. 4


Current Titles:

  1. None


Reach:

  1. 71 in (180cm)


Weight:

  1. 205 lb / 93 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Light Heavyweight


Aleksandar RakićLast Fight


Aleksandar Rakić's last fight was against Thiago Santos at UFC 259. Rakić won the fight via unanimous decision


Aleksandar Rakić Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Aleksandar Rakić:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win14-2Thiago SantosDecision (Unanimous)UFC 25906/03/2021
Win13-2Anthony SmithDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night 175: Smith vs. Rakic29/08/2020
Loss12-2Volkan OezdemirDecision (Split)UFC Fight Night 165: Edgar vs. Korean Zombie21/12/2019
Win12-1Jimi ManuwaKO (Head Kick)UFC Fight Night 153: Gustafsson vs. Smith01/06/2019
Win11-1Devin ClarkTKO (Punches)UFC 23108/12/2019
Win10-1Justin LedetDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night 134: Shogun vs. Smith22/07/2018
Win9-1Francimar BarrosoDecision (Unanimous)UFC Fight Night 115: Volkov vs. Struve02/09/2017
Win8-1Sergio SouzaTKO (Punches)AFC 504/03/2017
Win7-1Martin BaturKO (Punch)AFC 120/06/2015
Win6-1Marcin PrachnioTKO (Punches)FFC 1606/12/2014
Win5-1Norbert PeterTKO (Punches)HG 213/09/2014
Win4-1Peter RozmaringSubmission (North-South Choke)Vendetta: Rookies 206/07/2013
Win3-1Laszlo CzeneKO (Head Kick)WFC: Challengers 303/06/2012
Win2-1Richard LonghimoTKO (Punches)Iron Fist: Vendetta 318/03/2012
Win1-1Carsten LorenzTKO (Punches)FFA: New Talents 1504/02/2012
Loss0-1Christian RadkeSubmission (Guillotine Choke)RTC 215/10/2011


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