UFC Apex will play host to Sunday's UFC fight between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic. The fight is scheduled to begin at 1:05pm with Aleksandar Rakic heading into the fight as favourite with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Anthony Smith vs Aleksandar Rakic fight and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday August 30, 2020 at 1:05 pm
Where: UFC Apex
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Anthony Smith vs Aleksandar Rakic Odds
Anthony Smith vs Aleksandar Rakic Preview
Rakic enters this clash as the commanding $1.33 favourite, with Smith out at $3.35.
The Austrian has enjoyed an impressive start to his MMA career, going 12-2 from his first 14.
He is 4-1 since joining the UFC, with a KO over Jimi Manuwa last year definitely his best early highlight.
Known for his elite striking and finishing ability, he has 9 knockout wins thus far.
Smith is a definite veteran of the sport, going 33-15 through 48 professional fights.
He impressed enough to earn a title fight last year, where he ultimately lost by decision to Jon Jones.
His recent form hasn’t been the best, but he’s been facing some of the top fighters in the division.
He’s an elite finisher at this level, securing 18 knockouts and 12 submissions thus far.
I think Rakic is the deserved favourite, but I like Smith at $3.35 as a pure value play.
Rakic hasn’t fought in a fight of this magnitude before, while Smith has been there and done it many times.
Smith has also been fighting some of the top competition in the division, while this is a real step up in quality for Rakic.
Smith also has a plethora of ways to win this fight, especially if he can take it to the ground.
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