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Aleksandar Rakic returns against Jimi Manuwa at UFC Stockholm

Aleksandar Rakic is looking to go 4-0 since joining the UFC.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Another exciting light heavyweight contest was added to UFC Stockholm, as Jimi Manuwa battles for redemption against rising talent Aleksandar Rakic, the promotion announced Thursday.

Manuwa (17-5) entre the cage coming off three straight losses in the Octagon, stoppage defeats to Volkan Oezdemir and Thiago Santos and a decision to Jan Błachowicz. Prior to that, “Poster Boy” had back-to-back knockout wins over Corey Anderson and Ovince Saint Preux.

Rakic (11-1) hasn’t lost since his professional MMA debut in 2011, quickly going 3-0 under the UFC banner with unanimous decision wins over Francimar Barroso and Justin Ledet before stopping Devin Clark in the first round with a spinning back fist last December.

UFC Stockholm airs live on ESPN+ streaming service and features Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith in the main event. The Fight Night card will take place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

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