The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Anthony Smith entered this fight with a professional mma record of 33-15-0 (91% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 light heavyweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three bouts, against Jon Jones (Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith) and Glover Teixeira (Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira); between these two fights he beat Alexander Gustafsson (Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith).
His opponent, Aleksandar Rakic, has an official record of 12-2-0 (83% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.20 in the same weight class. In his last three bouts he has defeated Devin Clark and Jimi Manuwa (Jimi Manuwa vs Aleksandar Rakic) but then he has lost to Volkan Oezdemir (Volkan Oezdemir vs Aleksandar Rakic). Rakic vs Smith is the main event of UFC Fight Night 175 (also known as UFC Vegas 8). Watch the video and rate this fight!