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Aleksandar Rakic Suffered Torn ACL in UFC on ESPN 36 Defeat

As expected, Aleksandar Rakic suffered a serious injury to his knee at UFC on ESPN 36 this past Saturday.

The fighter’s manager, Marcelo Briagdeiro, told ESPN that an MRI revealed that the light heavyweight tore the ACL in his right knee in a third-round TKO loss to Jan Blachowicz at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Rakic collapsed to the canvas after stepping back on his right leg, and the bout was halted at the 1:11 mark of Round 3.

Rakic is currently returning to Austria and is expected to have the surgery done as soon as possible.