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#5 Light Heavyweight Division



Aleksandar Rakić

Light Heavyweight Division

14-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Aleksandar Rakić

athlete record


Learn more about Aleksandar Rakic's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Vienna, Austria
Trains at
American Top Team Zagreb
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Sep. 2, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2011

  • Lost pro debut – 14-3 since

  • Nine wins by KO, one by submission (North-South choke)

  • Has finished 10 of 14 wins

  • Barroso fight was first distance bout

  • Eight first round finishes

UFC 300 (4/13/24) Rakic was stopped by Jiří Procházka via strikes at 3:17 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (5/14/22) Rakic lost to Jan Blachowicz via TKO (injury) at 1:11 of the third round

UFC 259 (3/6/21) Rakic won a three round unanimous decision over Thiago Santos

UFC Fight Night (8/29/20) Rakic won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Smith

UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Rakic lost a three round split decision to Volkan Oezdemir

UFC Fight Night (6/1/19) Rakic knocked out Jimi Manuwa at :42 of the first round

UFC 231 (12/8/18) Rakic stopped Devin Clark via strikes at 4:05 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Rakic won a three round unanimous decision over Justin Ledet

UFC Fight Night (9/2/17) Rakic won a three round unanimous decision over Francimar Barroso

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started boxing and kickboxing when I was 12 years old. I always had lots of energy and was looking for trouble.

What ranks and titles have you held? I was the Austrian state champion at kickboxing. I will be UFC LHW champion.

Do you have any heroes? I am my own hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has always been my dream to fight in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished school in Austria and went straight to work.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a waiter in a hotel and in reception to help pay for my training.

Favorite grappling technique: None in particular

Favorite Striking technique: Head kick