Aleksandar Rakic put in a dominant effort against Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 8 but his fellow fighters were wondering why Rakic did not take advantage of his opponent's compromised leg.
Dominick Reyes, Michael Bisping, Justin Gaethje, Stephen Thompson and more shared their thoughts on the UFC Vegas 8 headliner. Take a look at what they had to say.
Lame!— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) August 30, 2020
But what do I know ----— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) August 30, 2020
I've seen that chest tat on quite a few females. JS ----— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) August 30, 2020
The just bleed in me is hoping Rakic loses somehow for making that choice in round 2— Justin Gaethje ---- (@Justin_Gaethje) August 30, 2020
Guy won but the domination was without risking. So, good win, not like, wow what a win! My view #UFCVegas8— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) August 30, 2020
I knew Rakic way superior but one question but why not finish the fight standing back up?— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) August 30, 2020
I love watching fights and I really want to care about the 205 lbs division in the ufc but somehow the fights that are supposed to matter in that weight class never get me that excited. ----— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) August 30, 2020
Rakic really just needs to stand up. That leg of Smith is compromised and he can get the finish if he wants to #UFCVegas8— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) August 30, 2020
Rakic showed out against a top competition. It's really hard to finish the Lionheart but Rakic showed how well rounded his game is ---- #UFCVegas8— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) August 30, 2020
Those leg kicks -- -- ----— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) August 30, 2020
Great kicks to start for Rakic, smart adjustments from smith and another switch from Rakic to finish the round.— michael (@bisping) August 30, 2020
Rakic did a great performance against a top contender. Shut him down. The division looks very interesting right now #UFCVegas8— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) August 30, 2020
Those knees!! Dead leg for sure #UFCVegas8— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) August 30, 2020
These guys legs are going to be butchered after this fight! #UFCVegas8— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) August 30, 2020
Need to start seeing some urgency from Anthony on getting up this round! #UFCVegas8— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) August 30, 2020
Should wait to the bell to celebrate.— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) August 30, 2020
UFC Vegas 8 took place from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 29. Smith vs. Rakic headlined the card in a clash of ranked light heavyweights. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.