The Octagon returns to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 54 event, an eleven-bout fight card headliner by Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic.
Blachowicz (28-9 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since losing the UFC light heavyweight title to Glover Teixeira in October of 2021. Prior to that setback, the Polish standout was riding a five-fight winning streak.
Meanwhile, Aleksandar Rakic (14-2 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner sporting a two-fight winning streak. ‘The Rocket’ is coming off back-to-back decision wins over Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos.
UFC Vegas 54 is co-headlined by another key light heavyweight contest as Ryan Spann will throw down with Ion Cutelaba.
Spann (19-7 MMA) will enter the bout looking to rebound, this after suffering a submission loss to Anthony Smith his last time out. Prior to that loss, ‘Superman’ had scored a first round TKO victory over Misha Cirkunov.
Meanwhile, Ion Cutelaba (16-6-1 MMA) last competed in September of 2021, where he picked up a decision win over Devin Clark. ‘The Hulk’ has gone 5-5-1 since joining the UFC ranks in June of 2016.
Get all of tonight’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):
UFC Vegas 54 Main Card (ESPN 2 at 10 pm EST)
Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic – Blachowicz def. Rakic via TKO at 1:11 of Round 3
Rakić blows out his knee, Błachowicz gets the TKO win pic.twitter.com/38QqyWEHTY
— Takedown Defense (@ChillemThreebo) May 15, 2022
Ryan Spann vs. Ion Cutelaba – Spann def. Cutelaba via submission at 2:22 of Round 1
Davey Grant vs. Louis Smolka – Grant def. Smolka via KO (punches) at 0:49 of Round 3
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) May 15, 2022
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Amanda Ribas – Chookagian def. Ribas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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Frank Camacho vs. Manuel Torres – Torres def. Camacho via TKO (punches) at 3:27 of Round 1
First RD finish 🔥🔥🔥
Manuel Torres came out SWINGING! #UFCVegas54
— UFC (@ufc) May 15, 2022
Jake Hadley vs. Allan Nascimento – Nascimento def. Hadley by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
UFC Vegas 54 Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 7:30 pm EST)
Viviane Araujo vs. Andrea Lee – Araujo def. Lee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27 x2)
Michael Johnson vs. Alan Patrick – Johnson def. Patrick via KO (punches) at 3:22 of Round 2
MADE THE STATEMENT 🗣
— UFC (@ufc) May 15, 2022
Virna Jandiroba vs. Angela Hill – Jandiroba def. Hill by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Tatsuro Taira vs. Carlos Candelario – Taira def. Candelario by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Nick Maximov vs. Andre Petroski – Petroski def. Maximov via technical submission (anaconda choke) at 1:16 of Round 1
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