UFC Vegas 54 Best Best: Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksander Rakic

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UFC Vegas 54 Best Best: Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksander Rakic

To close out the schedule Mr. Polish Power himself Jan Blachowicz is set to take on the Austrian Avenger Aleksander Rakic in a fight no one asked for but is sure to deliver. Coming off his most recent title loss, Mr. Jan is looking to use Rakic as an unceremonious stepping stone in order to boomerang himself back into the title talks. Aleksander on the other hand is finna trying to make his claim to his first championship opportunity, where a win over the former top dog will more or less cement his claim with great vigor. What sticks me good straight off the bat is the tail of the tape. Here is my prediction, pick, and the odds for Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksander Rakic.

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UFC Vegas 54 Prediction

Although Blachowicz is almost a decade older, they sport virtually identical physical attributes, with both being 6 ft 2 and possessing a 78-inch wingspan. They are also both Eastern European through and through, so there's that. I feel like in order to properly vivisect what to play here in terms of betting is to look at both participants' overarching motivations and fight history. Although both have their eyes and mindset toward achieving UFC gold, the way they are going about it differs immensely. Jan is the more explosive out of the two, with his most recent run delivering a multitude of exciting finishes and performances.

Rakic however, is fine with playing it safe and utilizing a more wrestling-heavy smothering approach, a tactic that may not be fan-friendly but has garnered results nonetheless. If history is to indicate anything, it is that Aleksander will continue this grappling-heavy approach to stiffen Blachowicz's offense and cruise to a unanimous decision.

So at the end of the day what is the move in terms of gambling. Because I believe Rakic will implement his wrestling to protect himself and win minutes, the over 2.5 at -165 is an absolute steal as the chances of a decision are very high and in the event of a finish, it would surely be later in the fourth or fifth rounds. Play this to rest easy and sweat negatively.

UFC Vegas 54 Best Best

BET- Alexander Rakic over 2.5 -165 (Bet $165 to win $100)

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