[Event] UFC on ESPN 36 - Blachowicz vs. Rakic - May 14
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Author:  Dent [ Tue May 10, 2022 10:12 am ]
Post subject:  [Event] UFC on ESPN 36 - Blachowicz vs. Rakic - May 14

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UFC on ESPN 36: Błachowicz vs. Rakić (also known as UFC Vegas 54) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on May 14, 2022, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.

Fight card

Main card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)

Light Heavyweight Jan Błachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakić
Light Heavyweight Ryan Spann vs. Ion Cuțelaba
Bantamweight Davey Grant vs. Louis Smolka
Women's Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian vs. Amanda Ribas
Lightweight Frank Camacho vs. Manuel Torres
Flyweight Jake Hadley vs. Allan Nascimento

Preliminary card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)

Women's Flyweight Viviane Araújo vs. Andrea Lee
Lightweight Michael Johnson vs. Alan Patrick
Women's Strawweight Virna Jandiroba vs. Angela Hill
Flyweight Tatsuro Taira vs. Carlos Candelario
Middleweight Nick Maximov vs. Andre Petroski


A light heavyweight bout between former KSW and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Błachowicz and Aleksandar Rakić is expected to serve as the event headliner. They were previously scheduled to headline UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Daukaus, but Błachowicz withdrew due to an injury and the bout was cancelled.

A women's flyweight bout between former Strikeforce and UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate and former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion (also former UFC Women's Flyweight Championship challenger) Lauren Murphy was expected to take place at this event. However, the bout was moved to UFC 276 due to unknown reasons.

Ryan Spann and Ion Cuțelaba are expected to meet in a light heavyweight bout at the event. The pair was previously scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green, but Spann was pulled due to injury.

A flyweight bout between Jake Hadley and Allan Nascimento is expected for the event.The pair was previously scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall, but the bout was cancelled due to Hadley's injury.

A lightweight bout between Michael Johnson and Alan Patrick was originally scheduled to take place one week prior at UFC 274, but it was pushed back to this event due to unknown reasons.

Daniel Pineda and Jamall Emmers were expected to meet in a featherweight bout. However, the bout was scrapped in late April due to unknown reasons.

A flyweight bout between Tatsuro Taira and Carlos Candelario was expected to take place two weeks earlier at UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Vera. However, it was scratched just hours before taking place due to Candelario suffering from an illness. They were then rescheduled for this event.


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