Aleksandar Rakić Expects Title Shot With Win Over Jan Blachowicz At UFC Vegas 54: "It Feels Like A Title Eliminator Fight"

UFC light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakić has a title shot in his sights.

Rakić spoke with reporters at the media day for Saturday night's UFC Vegas 54 event and explained that he views his main event matchup against former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jan Blahcowicz, as a number one contender's bout for the promotion's 205-pound division.

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“I’m expecting the best version of Jan Blachowicz," Rakić said (h/t MMA Junkie). "Especially after his last performance because it was not good. He lost the belt and he’s going to come Saturday night to the octagon and he’s going to be motivated and focused and he wants the belt back. But there’s one problem, and that’s me. This is the biggest fight of my life fighting a former champ. I beat him on Saturday, the No. 1 contender – there’s no doubts that I’m going to fight for a title next. Absolutely, for me in my position, it feels like it’s a title eliminator fight. For him, I really don’t know. But I see it as a title eliminator fight. I’m going to put him away on Saturday, and then I’m going to fight for the title. And I’m going to stay in the top for a while, and I’m going to be the champion for a while.”

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