Former UFC title contender Anthony Smith will look to get again on observe in August.

Smith is slated to fulfill Aleksandar Rakic on Aug. 29, sources confirmed to ESPN following a report by MMAPlay365.

The occasion, which has but to be formally introduced by the promotion, would not have a finalized location.

Smith (33-15) is coming off a controversial, fifth-round TKO loss to Glover Teixeira final month. Each Smith’s nook and the referee, Jason Herzog, had been closely criticized afterward for not stopping the struggle sooner due to all of the injury Smith acquired within the latter parts of the bout.

Ultimately, Smith suffered a damaged nostril and damaged orbital bone and misplaced two enamel in the course of the struggle, although he advised ESPN afterward that he did not blame his nook or the referee and didn’t need the struggle to be stopped sooner.

Smith is 1-1 since he misplaced a light-heavyweight title struggle to champion Jon Jones in March 2019.

The 28-year-old Rakic (12-2) is taken into account one of many prime prospects within the UFC’s mild heavyweight division, however he’s coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Volkan Oezdemir in December. That loss, his first within the UFC after he began 4-0, snapped a 12-fight profitable for the Austrian-born fighter.





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