Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz made his return inside the Octagon at UFC Vegas 54. The Polish fighter squared off against Aleksandar Rakic in virtually a title eliminator in the division.
The bout was what everything the fight fans expected and more. Both Rakic and Blachowicz put on a show as long as the fight lasted. However, there was a horrible ending to the bout as Rakic’s knee appeared to pop. The 30-year-old immediately fell to the ground and the referee waved the fight.
Rakic had an unfortunate end to the fight and now holds a record of 14-3. Subsequently, it would be a tough win for the former champion. Blachowicz might get the next title shot as all the roads lead to Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275.
MMA/UFC Twitter reacts to Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic
The main event between two explosive knockout artists, Blachowicz and Rakic, had fight fans tuned in. Likewise, they left their words for the top light heavyweight fighters, going to work. However, most reactions came down to how the bout ended.
Jan Blachowicz showing up to the press conference with a bracelet made out of Rakic’s ACL. #UFCVegas54
— MacMally (@MacMallyMMA) May 15, 2022
Jan Blachowicz scores the win in the third after it looks like Rakic blew out his knee.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) May 15, 2022
Ughhhh hate to see a fight end like that there’s so many ways to get hurt in a fight
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 15, 2022
Oh wow, Rakic’s knee gave out? whoa. #UFCVegas54
— Marc Raimondi (@marcraimondi) May 15, 2022
Joe Rogan just showed up to interview Rakic’s leg. #UFC
— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) May 15, 2022
What do you think of the horrible ending of the UFC Vegas 54 main event?